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Writtle Singers Tours

Writtle Singers visited Cambridge on 27th June 2009, giving a concert in Gonville and Caius College Chapel. Read all about the day on our blog

Writtle Singers toured Yorkshire in April 2007.

St Mark's, Harrogate
on Friday 13th April at 1pm


Bolton Abbey  
on Saturday 14th April at 6pm


York Minster
at 2pm on Sunday 15th April



Writtle Singers Tour of Prague
22 to 25 October 2005

Writtle Singers’ tour to Prague from 22nd to 25th October included Mass at St Ludmila’s church near the centre of Prague followed by a  concert shared with a local choir Vox Nymburgensis as well as a concert at the  Kulturní centrum Zahrada, Garden Culture Centre with the choir, Zus Hostivar, where the Singers were praised by the secretary of the Czech Choirs Association  for their expressive performing and fine dynamic control. Writtle Singers sang music by Mozart, de Kerle and Gallus who all have associations with Prague as well as British composers such as Byrd, Holst, Walton and Finzi. Members of Zus Hostivar enjoyed practising their English during the post-concert meal at a local restaurant, whilst Writtle Singers members faltered over their few words of Czech! A member of the Singers said “ the concert in Kulturní centrum Zahrada was one of the highlights as it was really great to meet some locals and have a proper chat”.

Tour Repertoire

Adriaenssen (c1554-1604)


Victoria  (1548-1611) 

O quam gloriosum

Viadana 1560-1627)

Exsultate justi

de Kerle (1531/2-1591)

Asperges me

Gallus (1550-1591) 

O salutaris hostia

Palestrina (1521-1594)


Byrd (1542-1623) 

Mass for four voices


Mše pro čtyří hlasy

Mozart (1756-1791)

Overture: Le nozze di Figaro


Předehra k opeře Figarova svatba

Grieg (1843-1907)

Ave maris stella

Casals (1876-1973)

O vos omnes

Alan Bullard (b 1947)

Ave maris stella

Holst (1874-1934)

Five Partsongs:


pět písní pro sbor:


Dream tryst


Vysněné rande


Ye little birds


Vy ptáčkové


Her eyes the glow-worm lend thee


Její oči planou jako dvě světlušky


Now is the month of Maying


Je tady máj


Come to me


Přijď ke mně

Walton (1902-1983)

Set me as a seal


Položiž mne jako pečet

Harris (1883-1973)

Faire is the heaven


Krasné je nebe

Bairstow (1874-1946)

 Let all mortal flesh keep silence


 Smrtelníci zustávají potichu

Finzi (1901-1956)

My spirit sang all day


Moje duše zpívala celý den

Writtle Singers Tour of Antwerp
15 to 18 April 2004

Writtle Singers and friends undertook their first international tour from 15 to 18 April 2004.

The itinerary took in Antwerp, where they sang High Mass in the impressive seven-aisled Cathedral and a concert in the beautiful St Paul’s Church, and in Sint-Lenaarts with a concert in Sint-Lenaart's Church.


Cathedral where we sang mass on Sunday morning



Cathedral spire

also the Cathedral



St Paul's our venue for Friday




INTROIT ~ Pitoni Cantate Domino
MASS setting ~ Caplin ~ Missa Omnium Sanctorum [Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus & Benedictus, Agnus Dei]
ANTHEM AFTER FIRST READING ~ Stanford ~ Beati Quorum Via
GRADUAL (before gospel) ~ Palestrina ~ Alleluia
COMMUNION Durufle ~ Ubi Caritas


English and European renaissance and baroque (sacred & secular)

Morley Sing we and chant it
Gibbons The Silver Swan
Adriaennsen Dibedibedon
Certon La la la, je ne l'ose dire
Willaert Irons-nous toujours coucher
A Gabrieli Angeli, archangeli
Lotti Crucifixus
Monteverdi Cantate Domino

European 19th/20th - sacred 
Bruckner Locus Iste
Grieg Ave maris stella
Rachmaninov Ave Maria
Casals O vos omnes
Stravinsky Ave Maria

English sacred and secular
Britten Hymn to the virgin
Stanford Beati quorum via
Elgar My love dwelt in a northern land 
Elgar As torrents in summer 
Holst Now is the month of maying
Holst Come to me
Finzi My spirit sang all day


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