MBidentitycol Adrian Boorman—counter tenor
Tricia Warhurst—viola da gamba / treble viol / baroque guitar
Malcolm Pearce—harpsichord / chamber organ
Musical Banquet performances 2017
Thursday 5 January, 12.45pm: St Mary’s Church, Aylesbury
Wednesday 19 April, 1.15pm: St Peter’s Church, Bournemouth
Thursday 1 June, 1.30pm: Harris-Manchester College, Oxford
Saturday 10 June, 7.30pm: St Mary’s Church, Kidlington
Saturday 24 June, 7pm: St Augustine’s, East Hendred
Sunday 16 July, 6pm: All Saints, Sutton Courtenay
Monday 14 August, 1pm: St Michael in the Northgate, Oxford
Saturday 19 August, 7.30pm: All Saints, Coleshill
Thursday 26 October, 7.30pm: St Frideswide’s, Oxford
Monday 11 December, 1pm: St Michael in the Northgate, Oxford –
Traditional Mince Pyes Concert with guests Monday’s Madrigals
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DYSON – The complete organ music (LARICD003)

MESSAIEN – La Nativité du Seigneur
& Verset pour la fête de la dedicate (LARICD004)

HOWELLS – Psalm Preludes, sets 1 & 2
WHITLOCK – Sketches on Verses from the Psalms
with Amy Enticknap – reciter (LARICD005)




With its famous denouement, in which the protagonist literally crushes his enemies, Samson is one of the most familiar of all Bible stories. Inspired by John Milton’s verse drama Samson Agonistes, Handel’s oratorio is surely one of his most dramatic choral works. The climatic action is, indeed, thrillingly depicted, but this is the culmination of a series of confrontations which make for equally compelling listening.  Samson must, in turn, face up to the wretched state of his imprisonment and brutally enforced blindness at the hands of his enemies, resist the wiles of his treacherous wife, Delila, and rebuff the vile taunts of the Philistine champion, Harapha, before being inspired to devastating action.  For a performance given on Remembrance Day, it is fitting that Handel’s commemoration of the fallen hero is one of the most touching obsequies ever composed.  The work concludes with one of the composer’s most brilliant arias—‘Let the bright Seraphim’—and its attendant chorus ‘Let their celestial concerts all unite’.






T_publication Terpsichoreana publication

Vocal score & study score now available
from www.hopvine-music.com

Performance by City Chamber Choir,
Chameleon Brass and Dancers
Tuesday 16 May at St Paul’s Church
Covent Garden, WC2E 9ED

Buy tickets £15 (£10 under 18s and full time students only) online from www.wegottickets.com/citychamberchoir or at the door. Phone enquiries may be made to 0207 682 2684





Forthcoming performances:

Thursday 26 October, evening
St Frideswide's, Oxford
Monday 11 December, 1pm
St Michael in the Northgate, Oxford
Traditional Mince Pyes Concert
with Monday's Madrigals
Thursday 25 January, 1.30pm
Harris-Manchester College Chapel
Monday 12 February, 3pm
Benslow Music Trust, Hitchin
Saturday 17 March, 7.30pm
Yolande Patterson Hall, Abingdon
Wednesday 18 April, 1.15pm
St Peter's Church, Bournemouth
Sunday 13 May, 3.30pm
St Bartholomew's Church, Lower Basildon


Monday 30 October, 1pm
St Michael at the Northgate, Oxford
Chamber music with members of
Pavlova wind quintet (piano)

Saturday 11 November, 7.30pm
St Barnabas Church, Jericho, Oxford
Handel's 'Samson' with OUP Choir,
Oxford Sinfonia and Soloists (conductor)

Saturday 2 December, 7.30pm
St Mary's Church, Banbury
Haydn's 'Creation' with Banbury CS
and Oxford Sinfonia (continuo)