November 2017: Handel by candlelight
A programme of works by Handel in the beautiful candlelit setting of Emmanuel, including Zadok the Priest, Utrecht Te Deum, Chandos Anthem 9, Air and Chorus from Samson, ending with the audience singing the Hallelujah Chorus with the choir.
May 2017: Haydn's The Seasons at Sutton Coldfield Town Hall
To celebrate 25 years with our conductor Richard Mason, this programme featured a performance of one of Haydn's greatest masterpieces - The Seasons. Much admired but little performed, the choir enjoyed getting to know the work. Well received by the audience.
November 2016: Music for Royal Occasions at Emmanuel, Wylde Green
A programme of coronation music to celebrate the 90th year of Queen Elizabeth II, with performances of Mozart's Coronation Mass and Handel's four Coronation Anthems.
May 2016: Great Choral Classics at the Town Hall
A hugely popular concert of well-known works from opera and oratorio - from Handel's Zadok the Priest and Mozart's Ave Verum Corpus to Borodin's Polovtsian Dances and Verdi's Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves. Three of the four soloists were choir members.
December 2015: Messiah at the Town Hall
A performance of Handel's Messiah using the combined voices of three local choirs - Sutton Choral, Sutton Chamber Choir, and Emmanuel choirs. This was an inaugural concert intended to establish The Messiah as a regular Christmas event at the Town Hall.
November 2015: A Musical Celebration for Saint Cecilia's Day
Sutton Choral was joined by Sutton Coldfield Chamber Choir for a concert of music in honour of Saint Cecilia, patron saint of music. The main programme was Rossini's Petite Messe Solenelle , interspersed by two English pieces written for the Saint; Herbert Howells A Hymn for Saint Cecilia and Benjamin Britten's Hymn to Saint Cecilia.
May 2015: Mozart Requiem and Puccini Messa di Gloria at the Town Hall
Two well-loved masterpieces - Puccini's Messa di Gloria, more an opera than a mass, and Mozart's Requiem, one of the most important compositions of sacred music and probably one of the most talked about. The joyful exuberance Puccini brought to his setting of the Mass contrasted well with the huge dramatic movements of the Requiem. A popular concert demonstrated by one of our largest audiences ever.
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