New Essex Choir – Recordings


This page is here to showcase some recordings of the New Essex Choir. 

THREE CHOIRS FESTIVAL

The first is an older recording from the choir’s involvement in a Three Choirs Festival and is the famous Handel work, “Zadok The Priest”, accompanied by a live orchestra.

Three Choirs (incl. New Essex Choir) – Zadok The Priest

MUSIC FOR EASTERTIDE
The next few recordings are from the choir’s last rehearsal, before the Coronavirus Lockdown, on Friday 13th March 2020. These recordings were made around six weeks before their Spring Concert, they are musical and engaging. Well done to all!

​Here you will find recordings of some of our “Music For Eastertide” programme:
Elgar – Ave Verum;
Quilter – Non Nobis;
Gjeilo – Ubi Caritas;
Stainer – God So Loved The World;
Lindlay’s arrangement of “Now The Green Blade Riseth”
Bach (attr.) – Lord, Beholding (first movement of “St Luke Passion”)

Elgar – Ave Verum
Quilter – Non Nobis Domine
Gjeilo – Ubi Caritas
Stainer – God So Loved The World
arr.Lindlay – Now The Green Blade Riseth
Bach (attributed): – Lord, Beholding

THE POETRY OF CHRISTMAS
Our first foray into public performance since before March 2020, “The Poetry Of Christmas” was a highly successful concert, witnessed by an audience of just over sixty.
Here are two of the pieces we sang. If you would like to hear more please CONTACT US!

Christmas Star (Williams)
I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day (Deford)

OLIVET TO CALVARY
Our first “classical” concert since the coronavirus lockdowns, we were so pleased and privileged to be joined by professional soloists Graham Neal (Tenor), Gary Griffiths (Bass) and Phoebe Tak Man Chow (Organ). Here are two of the pieces we sang: Ubi Caritas (Gjeilo) and The Lord Is My Shepherd (Baldacci). If you would like to hear more please CONTACT US!

Ubi Caritas (Gjeilo) – The New Essex Choir
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Baldacci) – The New Essex Choir

A FESTIVE FARRAGO

Our second Christmas concert, in 2022, was a mixture of Christmas music, both sacred and secular, interspersed with suitable readings. It was received very well by an audience of around seventy-five.  Here are two pieces from the concert:  The Infant King (Trad.) and Walking In The Air (Blake arr. Rodgers). If you would like to hear more please CONTACT US!

10 The Infant King – NEC
17 Walking In The Air – NEC

MUSICAL MERGINGS
In the summer of 2023, we joined forces with one of our then Musical Director’s other choirs to produce a joint concert of a huge variety of music. We performed the concert twice, first at Holy Trinity Church in Barkingside on 23rd June, and then in Hornchurch, Essex, on 8th July. The concert in Barkingside was accompanied by a trio of musicians; in Hornchurch, we had a 12-piece chamber orchestra backing us up! Here are a couple of pieces from our two concerts. If you would like to hear more please CONTACT US!

This Little Light Of Mine – New Essex Choir & United Singers

WITH CHRISTMAS ON THE HORIZON
In December 2023 we performed our Christmas concert in our new “home” – Holy Trinity, Barkingside – to an appreciative audience of around 60. The programme was more traditional, ranging from Renaissance carols to those written in the early 21st Century. Here are a couple of audio recordings from our performance. You can also watch the whole concert on the YouTube video below.

I Saw A Maiden
Glow