Saturday 30th March
Locus Iste Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
If ye Love me Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
Ave verum corpus William Byrd (1542-1623)
Beati Quorum Via Charles Stanford (1852-1924)
God so Loved the world John Stainer (1840-1901)
Reading: One solitary life Phillips Brooks (1835-1893)
Hymn: My song is love unknown
Gethsemane Adam Harvey (born 1964)
O vos omnes Carlo Gesualdo (1561-1613)
Jesu Dulcis memoria Tomas Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
O vos omnes Pablo Casals (1876-1973)
Crucifixus Antonio Lotti (1667-1740)
Crown of Roses P Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Were you there? Bob Chilcott (Born 1955)
Reading: Good Friday Mary Hale (1899-1969)
Hymn: When I survey the wondrous cross
All in the April Evening Hugh Robertson (1874-1952)
Lord of the Dance Shaker Tune (Arr.Willcocks 1919-2015 )
For the Beauty of the Earth John Rutter (Born 1945)
Abendleid Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901)
The group was established in the early 1970s by Reg Bertin, who was a prominent and well-respected music teacher at Eastbourne Grammar School and a popular organist and choirmaster in the town.
There were initially just 8 singers – two in each voice, which made eight-part a capella singing very interesting.
Under Reg's direction the Renaissance Singers were established as one of the leading choirs in Sussex and have always been in great demand.
We specialise in unaccompanied multi-part harmony. Our repertoire covers a complete range of styles including plainsong and chant, motets, madrigals, folk songs throughout the ages, anthems and modern choral pieces.
When Reg retired, his place was taken by Shirley Barrell, who sang Contralto under Reg's baton and, under her direction, the group grew to 15 singers. Since Shirley's recent and untimely death, the baton has now moved again and is safely in the hands of Paul Collins, who sang bass with the choir and is also organist and choirmaster at St Saviour's.