The Chorale held an Online Concert on 9th November 2020 at 19:30 to celebrate 25 years.


Karen Beresford had written a poem to commemorate the occasion.

Click the link here to read the poem. New College Chorale 25th anniversary




Pitoni – Cantate Domino
Palestrina – Sicut Cervus
Mozart – Ave Verum
Rachmaninov – Bogoroditsye Dyevo
Tavener – Mother of God Gjeilo – The Ground

Andy’s mashup requiem

  • Faure – Introit-Kyrie
  • Mozart – Lacrymosa
  • Jenkins – Rex tremendae
  • Mozart – Offertorium- Domine Jesu
  • Rutter – Sanctus
  • Jenkins – Benedictus
  • Faure – Pie Jesu
  • Ames – In Remembrance

Keele arr. Fox – Trade Winds
Rutter – The Keel Row
Bob Wysome – Songs of the British Isles

  • Suo-Gan
  • Ar Hyd y Nos
  • Skye Boat Song
  • Avondale
  • Dance to your Daddy

Chilcott – Irish Blessing
Coleman – Rhythm of Life


February 17th in Christ Church, Wellington

The Chorale presented a Romantic programme with a St Valentine’s theme on February 17th 2020 in Christ Church, Wellington.

Works included Five Hebrew Love Songs by Eric Whitacre,  Soneto de la Noche from Morten Lauridsen’s Nocturnes as well as pieces by John Stainer, Vaughan Williams, Thomas Tallis and others. There were a number of poems on the theme of love read by members of the Chorale anda solo and trio also performed by members of the Chorale.

Mark Lee accompanied the Chorale for the Five Hebrew Love Songs and performed a violin solo, Souvenir d’un lieu cher by Tchaikovsky.





November 25th at Christ Church Wellington with a reprise at Little Wenlock

Church on November 30th

To celebrate the season of Advent and to anticipate Christmas, New College Chorale performed  a programme of music which
concentrated, in the first half, on versions of the Magnificat throughout the ages from the 18c to more modern times.

Few churches in the area now have sung evensong so these wonderful works are rarely heard outside cathedrals. Michael Davey accompanied these on the organ to get the full cathedral sound.

The main  work in the second half  “On Christmas Night” by Bob Chilcott was a compilation of well known carols, but arranged a bit differently. Also included were one or two other seasonally appropriate works and a Bach organ solo in Wellington and a  Chopin piano solo in Little Wenlock.



April 19th at 7:30pm in Christ Church Wellington

The Chorale performed a mixture of sacred and secular works as part of a Spring Celebration.

The programme included Requiem from John Rutter’s Requiem, O nata lux from Morten Lauridsen’s  Lux Aeterna
and The Ground from Ola Gjeilo’s Sunrise Mass as well as some traditional Easter Hymns.

Secular works included The Seal Lullaby by Eric Whitacre, Trade winds arranged by Richard Fox as well as various traditional folk songs.

The programme also included a number of poetry readings.




The Chorale’s traditional Christmas concert was replaced with a Family Concert on

Saturday January 19th at 3.00p.m. at Christ Church, Wellington.

The main pieces performed were Bob Chilcott’s The Twelve Days of Christmas and Michael Flanders and Joseph Horovitz’s
Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo along with traditional carols.




Autumn 2018

November 17th – St Michael’s Church, Madeley

The Chorale teamed up with the Telford Orchestra in a Autumn Reflection.

The concert opened with the Chorale singing John Rutter’s Look at the World followed by the Orchestra performing
orchestral arrangements of movements from the Carmen Suites by Georges Bizet. The Chorale continued with more
reflective pieces, Jeffrey Ames In Remembrance, Richard Farrant’s Call to Remembrance and the tender and
expressive Mother of God by John Tavener.

The second half was entirely given over to Joseph Haydn’s Missa in Tempore Belli (Mass in Time of War)
performed by the Orchestra and Chorale.

June 11th – Christ Church, Wellington


Summer Concert

New college Chorale ended the current season with a concert in Christ Church on Monday June 11th. Music included favourite pieces from our current repertoire, including O Magnum Mysterium by Lauridsen and Magnificat by Pachelbel. The Chorale also performed some new pieces appropriate for a summer’s evening and some well chosen poems to complete the miscellany.

We still have several conductors but Andy Slater is taking the leading role with John Soper in support and Bob Wysome contributing at the planning stage.

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April 21st – St Peter’s Church, Edgmond


The Friends of St Peter’s Church, Edgmond present the New College Chorale

The chorale performed music by Mozart, Rutter and others as well as lesser known modern composers Bob Chilcott and Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo.  Members of the chorale also performed arrangements of Van Morrison’s Moondance and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Pie Jesu.





Monday March 10th

Christ Church Wellington

The New College Chorale performed an evening of music with which to say goodbye to the Revd. Alastair Wood who is moving to pastures anew in Wiltshire. The Revd. Alastair Wood reciprocated with a performance of some of his own compositions to the delight of all.











Monday 18th December – 7:30pm




Music for Christmas –                                                                  Christ Church, Wellington


A mixture of sacred and secular music for Christmas including works by Vaughan Williams, Malcolm Archer, John Rutter, and Morton Lauridsen.







Monday 13th November – 7.30pm

In Remembrance – Christ Church, Wellington

A short concert by New College Chorale to revisit the contemplative mood and emotions of Remembrance Day 2017.The programme will include music by Purcell, Vaughan Williams and John Ireland and will also include performances from the Chorale Brass Quartet.

Admission is free but there will be a retiring collection.

Monday 3rd April 2017 – 7.30pm
Music for Passiontide – Christchurch, Wellington
A short, contemplative programme featuring Allegri’s Miserere and Karl Jenkins’ Requiem. The choir will be accompanied by a small orchestra.

Sunday 27th November 2016 – 3pm
Advent Service at St. Peter’s Church, Edgmond

Sunday 18th December 2016 – 3pm
Lessons and Carols Service at Christ Church, Wellington

Monday 19th December 2016 – 7.30pm
An evening of Christmas Music at Christ Church, Wellington

December 2015

New College Chorale at Advent
Sunday 20 December – 3pm
Christ Church, Wellington

The programme takes the traditional form of nine lessons and carols.

This is an unticketed, free event.

New College Chorale Christmas Concert
Monday 21 December – 7.30pm
Centenary Theatre of Wrekin College

Join New College Chorale for our main Christmas concert. ‘Gaudete’ to ‘White Christmas’, from Vivaldi to ‘Mary’s Boy Child’ as well as the first performance outside London of ‘Mr Lear’, an entertainment by Alan Bullard for choir, brass quintet and narrators, based on the nonsense verse of Edward Lear. Tickets (£8 adult/Under 12s free) can be obtained by phoning 01952 242617. The ticket includes interval refreshments.

New College Chorale with Adrian Spillett and Orchestra of the Severn
Saturday 10 May 2014 – 7.30pm
Shrewsbury Abbey

The major concert of the Chorale’s year took place on May 10th 2014 at Shrewsbury Abbey, where the choir has performed several times previously to great acclaim. The Chorale was accompanied by the Orchestra of the Severn and the guest soloist was Shrewsbury –born Adrian Spillett, winner of the BBC Young Musician Competition in 1998 and recently appointed Principal Percussionist with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Adrian performed the Concerto for Marimba and string orchestra by Brazilian composer, Ney Rosauro, whose unique style of writing combines charming melodies with catchy rhythms and which uses the rich elements of Brazilian folk music to enchanting effect.

The Chorale sang two major works in the concert – Vaughan Williams’s ‘Toward the unknown Region’ and the latest Karl Jenkins choral work, ‘The Peacemakers’, a setting of words of peace from such iconic figures as Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, and Mother Teresa. The concert began with the popular ‘Montagues and Capulets’ movement from Prokofiev’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’.

December 2013

New College Chorale at Advent
Sunday 01 December – 7.30pm
Christ Church, Wellington

This took the traditional form of nine lessons and carols and included choral music by Purcell, Vaughan Williams, Herbert Howells, Stanford and Bach.

This was an unticketed, free event.

May 2013

New College Chorale Spring Concert
Saturday 18 May – 7.30pm
Christ Church, Wellington

Vaughan Williams  –  Let all the world in every corner sing
Peter Hurford – Litany to the Holy Spirit
Palestrina  –  Sicut cervus
Monteverdi  –  Beatus vir
John Rutter  –  Requiem

Choir – New College Chorale
Conductor  – Bob Wysome

December 2012

Christmas Concert with Chamber Orchestra of the Severn
Saturday 22 December – 7.30pm
All Saints Church, Wellington

The first half included music by John Rutter, Peter Warlock, Malcolm Archer and Rachmaninov as well as instrumental works by Handel and Vivaldi. The second half features excerpts from Handel’s Messiah.

Choir – New College Chorale
Orchestra – Chamber Orchestra of the Severn
Conductor and organ soloist – Bob Wysome
Violin – Peter Lewis
Soprano – Christine Hollis
Tenor – Chris Lansley
Bass – Ken Francis


New College Chorale presents Music for Passiontide
Monday 2nd April 2012 – 7pm
Christ Church, Wellington
Admission free


New College Chorale with the Shropshire Youth Orchestra
Saturday 19th May 2012 – 7.30pm
Shrewsbury Abbey

Jenkins: Stabat Mater
Allegri: Miserere
Mussorgsky: Night on a Bare Mountain
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet
Grieg: The Last Spring

New College Chorale
Shropshire Youth Orchestra
Martha McClorinan – mezzo soprano
Robert Wysome – conductor
Alan Atkin – conductor