Concerts

We aim to delight concert audiences with a refreshing variety of musical styles from many different periods. We are available to perform in concert throughout the UK and abroad and have a number of themed programmes on offer. Alternatively, we can tailor a programme to fit your chosen theme or to include particular requests. If you would like to invite us to sing at your venue please contact us for more details.

Read on for more detail about our current concert programmes:

  • Tell me the truth about love
  • Celebrate!
  • As long as I have music
  • Songs of peace
  • Sacred music through the ages
  • Carols for Christmas

Tell me the truth about love

During the course of the programme, using different styles of music, we explore the theme of love in all its various guises: the first bloom of love; infatuation; when love hurts; commitment; and the ultimate unconditional love of God. An ideal programme to be performed around Valentine’s Day, but works extremely well at any time of year. It lends itself to being performed in a relaxed setting, with audience members seated round tables ‘cabaret style’, but is equally successful with a more formal seating arrangement. Music includes:

Love walked in – Gershwin, arr. William Stickles
The rose – Amanda McBroom, arr. Leah Perona-Wright
Tell me the truth about love – Britten
Ex Ore Innocentium – Ireland
The Father’s love – Prudentius, arr. Leah and Kit Perona-Wright
In the still of the night – Porter, arr. William Stickles
It was a lover and his lass – Dring
If I were a bell – Frank Loesser
I’ve got you under my skin – Porter arr. Kate Walker
Can’t help lovin’ that man – Kern, arr. Kirby Shaw
What wondrous love – American folk hymn, arr. Leah Perona-Wright
Turtle dove – English folk song, arr. Leah Perona-Wright
Marble halls – Balfe, arr. Kate Walker
If it be love to sit and mourn – John Hilton
Bobby Shafto – English folk song, arr. Robert Latham
Summertime – Gershwin, arr. Leah Perona-Wright
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend – Jule Styne, arr. Harry Simeone
Fly me to the moon – Bart Howard, arr. Gwyn Arch

Celebrate…!

An exciting evening’s entertainment combining music sung by Vox Angelica with readings performed by an actor. During the course of the programme, we celebrate music, love, and ultimately, our faith in a loving heavenly God through both sung and spoken word. The programme can be adapted very easily to include music only if preferred.

Music includes:

Come ye Sons of Art – Henry Purcell
Prayer of Desmond Tutu – James Whitbourn
Confitemini Domino – Alessandro Costantini
A hymn to the virgin – Edmund Rubbra
Amazing grace – Traditional, arr. Kate Walker
An die Musik – Schubert
Hark how the songsters – Purcell
I got rhythm – George and Ira Gershwin, arr. Esther Jones
Love’s Philosophy – Roger Quilter
Five Hebrew Love Songs – Eric Whitacre
Come again – John Dowland, arr. Nigel Perona-Wright
How can I keep from singing? – Robert Lowry, arr. Leah Perona-Wright

Readings include:

The Pulley – George Herbert
Hymn to God the Father – John Donne
Psalm 23
Christmas in Camelot – Author unknown, 14th century
Listen to the song in you – Nancye Sims

As long as I have music

During the course of this programme, we celebrate a love of singing and explore various aspects of music including its presence in nature and the world around us, and its use to enhance worship. Music includes:

A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square – Manning Sherwin
Sing ye to our Lord – Byrd
Magnificat – Haydn
The virgin’s slumber song – Reger
If music be the food of love – Henry Purcell, arr. Katherine Walker
Lullaby of birdland – George Shearing
Music of the night – Andrew Lloyd Webber
By Strauss – Gershwin
The nightingale – Tchaikovsky
Waltz of my heart – Ivor Novello
Lullaby of broadway – Harry Warren
Sanctus & Benedictus – Bob Chilcott
It don’t mean a thing (If it ain’t got that swing) – Duke Ellington

Songs of peace

A meditative programme ideal in a candlelit venue, this explores various aspects of peace, from the human struggle for peace on earth to the heavenly promise of eternal rest. Whilst people all over the world recognise the importance of peace and many long for peace in their country, their homes and their lives, the theme takes on a particular poignancy in November around Remembrance Sunday. This programme can be easily adapted to include some readings of war poetry and other thought provoking pieces of prose.

Music includes:
Mass for Peace – Bob Chilcott
Veni Creator Spiritus – Traditional
For the fallen – Mark Blatchly
Sleep – Ivor Gurney
Somewhere – Leonard Bernstein
The Lord is my shepherd – Howard Goodall
The heart worships – Holst
The song of doves – Kerry Andrew
May it be – Eithne Ni Bhraonain and Nicky and Roma Ryan
The bluebird – Stanford
How beautiful are the feet – Handel
The Peace of God – Rutter

Sacred music through the ages

A sweep through sacred musical history starting in the Medieval period and working right through to Spirituals and pieces written by contemporary composers The programme lends itself to a formal setting and it can work well to have the concert candlelit.

Ave Maria – Anon, Medieval
Adoramus te Christe – Orlando di Lasso
Laudate Dominum – Mozart
Lift thine eye – Mendelssohn
The Lord is my shepherd – Schubert
Tantum ergo – Faure
Nunc Dimittis – Geoffrey Burgon
Levavi Oculos Meo – Herbert Howells
The Lord Bless you and Keep you – John Rutter
I’m goin’ up a yonder – Walter Hawkins, arr. Martin Sirvatka
Steal away – Traditional spiritual
Ave Maria – Cecila McDowall
Irish Blessing – Bob Chilcott

Carols for Christmas

Depending on the budget available and the kind of Christmas concert required we can put together a programme using a harpist to accompany us which gives a really ‘magical’ atmosphere. Alternatively, a programme incorporating some light-hearted Christmas readings and some congregational carols for audience participation gives a very different festive feel!

Programme with Vox Angelica & harp includes:
Ceremony of Carols – Britten
For him all stars have shone – Bob Chilcott
Winter Lullabies – Howard Goodall
Cradle Song – Cecilia McDowall
Angel’s Carol – John Rutter

Tell me the truth about love

During the course of the programme, using different styles of music, we explore the theme of love in all its various guises: the first bloom of love; infatuation; when love hurts; commitment; and the ultimate unconditional love of God. An ideal programme to be performed around Valentine’s Day, but works extremely well at any time of year. It lends itself to being performed in a relaxed setting, with audience members seated round tables ‘cabaret style’, but is equally successful with a more formal seating arrangement. Music includes:

Love walked in – Gershwin, arr. William Stickles
The rose – Amanda McBroom, arr. Leah Perona-Wright
Tell me the truth about love – Britten
Ex Ore Innocentium – Ireland
The Father’s love – Prudentius, arr. Leah and Kit Perona-Wright
In the still of the night – Porter, arr. William Stickles
It was a lover and his lass – Dring
If I were a bell – Frank Loesser
I’ve got you under my skin – Porter arr. Kate Walker
Can’t help lovin’ that man – Kern, arr. Kirby Shaw
What wondrous love – American folk hymn, arr. Leah Perona-Wright
Turtle dove – English folk song, arr. Leah Perona-Wright
Marble halls – Balfe, arr. Kate Walker
If it be love to sit and mourn – John Hilton
Bobby Shafto – English folk song, arr. Robert Latham
Summertime – Gershwin, arr. Leah Perona-Wright
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend – Jule Styne, arr. Harry Simeone
Fly me to the moon – Bart Howard, arr. Gwyn Arch

Celebrate…!
An exciting evening’s entertainment combining music sung by Vox Angelica with readings performed by an actor. During the course of the programme, we celebrate music, love, and ultimately, our faith in a loving heavenly God through both sung and spoken word. The programme can be adapted very easily to include music only if preferred.

Music includes:

Come ye Sons of Art – Henry Purcell
Prayer of Desmond Tutu – James Whitbourn
Confitemini Domino – Alessandro Costantini
A hymn to the virgin – Edmund Rubbra
Amazing grace – Traditional, arr. Kate Walker
An die Musik – Schubert
Hark how the songsters – Purcell
I got rhythm – George and Ira Gershwin, arr. Esther Jones
Love’s Philosophy – Roger Quilter
Five Hebrew Love Songs – Eric Whitacre
Come again – John Dowland, arr. Nigel Perona-Wright
How can I keep from singing? – Robert Lowry, arr. Leah Perona-Wright

Readings include:
The Pulley – George Herbert
Hymn to God the Father – John Donne
Psalm 23
Christmas in Camelot – Author unknown, 14th century
Listen to the song in you – Nancye Sims

As long as I have music

During the course of this programme, we celebrate a love of singing and explore various aspects of music including its presence in nature and the world around us, and its use to enhance worship. Music includes:

A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square – Manning Sherwin
Sing ye to our Lord – Byrd
Magnificat – Haydn
The virgin’s slumber song – Reger
If music be the food of love – Henry Purcell, arr. Katherine Walker
Lullaby of birdland – George Shearing
Music of the night – Andrew Lloyd Webber
By Strauss – Gershwin
The nightingale – Tchaikovsky
Waltz of my heart – Ivor Novello
Lullaby of broadway – Harry Warren
Sanctus & Benedictus – Bob Chilcott
It don’t mean a thing (If it ain’t got that swing) – Duke Ellington

Songs of peace
A meditative programme ideal in a candlelit venue, this explores various aspects of peace, from the human struggle for peace on earth to the heavenly promise of eternal rest. Whilst people all over the world recognise the importance of peace and many long for peace in their country, their homes and their lives, the theme takes on a particular poignancy in November around Remembrance Sunday. This programme can be easily adapted to include some readings of war poetry and other thought provoking pieces of prose.

Music includes:
Mass for Peace – Bob Chilcott
Veni Creator Spiritus – Traditional
For the fallen – Mark Blatchly
Sleep – Ivor Gurney
Somewhere – Leonard Bernstein
The Lord is my shepherd – Howard Goodall
The heart worships – Holst
The song of doves – Kerry Andrew
May it be – Eithne Ni Bhraonain and Nicky and Roma Ryan
The bluebird – Stanford
How beautiful are the feet – Handel
The Peace of God – Rutter

Sacred music through the ages

A sweep through sacred musical history starting in the Medieval period and working right through to Spirituals and pieces written by contemporary composers The programme lends itself to a formal setting and it can work well to have the concert candlelit.
Ave Maria – Anon, Medieval
Adoramus te Christe – Orlando di Lasso
Laudate Dominum – Mozart
Lift thine eye – Mendelssohn
The Lord is my shepherd – Schubert
Tantum ergo – Faure
Nunc Dimittis – Geoffrey Burgon
Levavi Oculos Meo – Herbert Howells
The Lord Bless you and Keep you – John Rutter
I’m goin’ up a yonder – Walter Hawkins, arr. Martin Sirvatka
Steal away – Traditional spiritual
Ave Maria – Cecila McDowall
Irish Blessing – Bob Chilcott

Carols for Christmas
Depending on the budget available and the kind of Christmas concert required we can put together a programme using a harpist to accompany us which gives a really ‘magical’ atmosphere. Alternatively, a programme incorporating some light-hearted Christmas readings and some congregational carols for audience participation gives a very different festive feel!
Programme with Vox Angelica & harp includes:
Ceremony of Carols – Britten
For him all stars have shone – Bob Chilcott
Winter Lullabies – Howard Goodall
Cradle Song – Cecilia McDowall
Angel’s Carol – John Rutter