Cathy Bell
Cathy Bell

Repertoire

C P E Bach Magnificat
J S Bach Magnificat in D
  Mass in B Minor
  St John Passion
  St Matthew Passion
  Christmas Oratorio
  Cantata BWV 4
  Cantata BWV 6
  Cantata BWV 33
  Cantata BWV 70
  Cantata BWV 105
  Cantata BWV 147
  Cantata BWV 156
  Cantata BWV 170*
  Cantata BWV 180
Beethoven Mass in C
  Missa Solemnis
  Symphony No. 9 ‘Choral’
Britten Hymn to St Cecilia
  Rejoice in the Lamb
Bononcini Duet cantata “Luci barbare spietate”
  Duet cantata “Si fugga, si sprezzi”
Copland In the Beginning*
Durante Magnificat
Dvorak Mass in D Major
Duruflé Requiem
Elgar The Dream of Gerontius*
  The Music Makers*
Handel Belshazzar (Daniel)
  Dettingen Te Deum
  Dixit Dominus
  Eternal Source of Light Divine
  Israel in Egypt
  Jephtha (Storge)*
  Judas Maccabeus
  Let God Arise
  Messiah
  Samson (Micah)*
  Semele (Juno, Iris)*
  Sing unto God
(Wedding Anthem for Prince Frederick and Princess Augusta)
  Theodora (Irene)
  Cantata “La solitudine: ‘L’aure grate’”
  Cantata “Siete rose ruggiadose”
  Cantata “Vedendo amor”
  Duet cantata “Conservate, raddoppiate”
  Duet cantata “Sono liete, fortunate”
  Duet cantata “Tanti strali”
Haydn The Creation
  'Creation' Mass
  Harmoniemesse
  ‘Nelson’ Mass
  Paukenmesse
  ‘St Nicholas’ Mass
  ‘Maria Theresa’ Mass
Jenkins The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace
Larley In Praise of Music
McDowall Magnificat
Mendelssohn Elijah
  St Paul*
Mozart Coronation Mass
  Requiem
  Vesperae solennes de confessore KV 339
  Vesperae solennes de Dominica KV 321
Pergolesi Stabat Mater
Purcell Jubilate Deo in D
  Ode on St Cecilia’s Day 1692
   
  Te Deum Laudamus
Rachmaninoff Vespers
Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle
Saint-Saens Oratorio de Noel
Alessandro Scarlatti Salve regina
  Cantata “Son io, barbara donna”
Schubert Magnificat
  Mass in A flat
  Mass in C
Stravinsky Mass
Tippett A Child of Our Time*
Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music
Vivaldi Dixit Dominus RV 594
  Dixit Dominus RV 595
  Gloria RV 589
  Introduzione e Gloria RV 588
  Magnificat
  Stabat Mater*
  Cantata “Cessate, omai cessate”

* denotes repertoire in preparation

Stroud Choral Society concert in Bath Abbey, March 2017
Stroud Choral Society concert in Bath Abbey, March 2017

Soprano and mezzo soloists were audibly blended and yet also distinctive in this intimately-scaled musical gem which also featured an expressive duo of violins and continuo. Speeds were gently moving forward, but allowing the central Ad te suspiramus some impressive slowness, so that the vocal soloists, relishing the building’s acoustic enhancement, could dip in and out of the texture’s interplay.

Alessandro Scarlatti Salve regina at Wells Cathedral, July 2018, reviewed by Michael Cockerham

Two wonderfully idiomatic soloists helped to set the scene.

Rachmaninov Vespers with Sonoro at St Magnus Cathedral, Orkney, June 2018, reviewed by D James Ross in Early Music Review

A fine quartet of soloists sang the recitatives and arias. I was especially moved by Cathy Bell’s contralto voice.

J S Bach Christmas Oratorio with Banstead Musical Society, November 2011, reviewed by David Leach)

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