Previous Concert Programmes

Here are details of the details of some of our previous concerts;




Music for a Sunday Afternoon; If Music be the food of love’

St Michael and All Angels, Bramhall Sunday 16th February 2014, 3pm – 4.30pm

  • Rutter         The Sally Gardens
  • Rutter         For the Beauty of the Earth
  • Sondheim        Send in the clowns
  • Eric Whitacre        Five Hebrew Love Songs
  • Eric Whitacre        The Seal Lullaby
  • Pearsal        Who hall win my lady Fair?
  • Holst        Come to me
  • Holst         My sweetheart’s like Venus
  • Haydn     Die Harmonie in der ehe
  • and readings from Delia Corrie.

Music for a Sunday Afternoon, Sunday 27th October 2013, St Michael and All Angels, Bramhall

  • Haydn    ‘Little Organ Mass’
  • Holst arr.    Lord who hast made us for thine own
  • Brahms    How lovely are thy dwellings
  • Verdi    Pater Noster
  • Rutter    For the beauty of the earth
  • Rutter    All things bright and beautiful

The Music of Karl Jenkins, Saturday 23rd March 2013 at St John the Baptist, Heaton Mersey


  • Te Deum – Karl Jenkins
  • Choral Suite, from The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace – Karl Jenkins
  • My sweetheart’s like Venus – Gustav Holst
  • Love Divine – Howard Goodall
  • The Seal Lullaby – Eric Whitacre
  • O Magnum Mysterium – Morten Lauridsen
  • O Magnum Mysterium – Tomás Luis de Victoria

VOICES and BRASS, Saturday 23rd June 2012 at St Michael and All Angels Church, Bramhall

Featuring the Maia Singers and Corus Brass



Hark! the echo falling Orlanda di lasso
  The Londonderry Air Arr. Bob Chilcott
  Sleep Eric Whitacre
  Come live with me and be my love John Rutter
  Early one morning Arr. David Willcocks
  Blackbird Lennon & McCartney
  My sweetheart’s like Venus Arr. Gustav Holst
  Quick! We have but a second Stanford
  Love Divine Goodall


Fanfare and Celebration (2012 Olympics) Parkinson
  Rise up – Solo Flugel Horn Lois Talbot Parkinson
  Three movements from Nutcracker SuiteMarch, Dance of the Merlitons, Trepak Tchaikovsky arr. Parkinson




Cantique de Jean Racine Fauré
  Songs of love       LIEBESLIEDERNo.s 1,2,3,4,5,6,10,11 Brahms 


Emmanuel – Mellophone  – John Parkinson                  Trumpet  – Dave Greenland Colombier arr. Parkinson
  Children of Sanchez Magione arr, Parkinson
  A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square Maschwitz/Sherwin arr.Parkinson
  Malaguena Trad. Arr.Parkinson



Faure’s Requiem, St Michael and All Angels, Bramhall, 31st March, 2012

Organ – Elin Rees                 Baritone – Ian Anderson Gray

The programme also included;

  • Cantique de Jean Racine – Faure
  • Panis Angelicus – Franck
  • Hear my Prayer, O Lord – Purcell
  • God So Loved the World – Stainer
  • Sleep – Whitacre
  • Love Divine – Goodall
  • Abendlied – Rheinberger

Summer Songs. The Annual Concert of The Maia Singers and The Stockport Youth Choir

St Michael and All Angels, Bramhall, 28th June 2011

The Stockport Youth Choir sang;

All things bright and beautiful – Rutter, Golden Slumners – Arr. Strommen, Walk dem bones – Arr. Musser, Don’t Cry for Me Argentina, and Close Every Door to Me – Andrew Lloyd Webber and The Lullaby of Broadway – Arr. Marsh.

Norris Bank Primary School Choir sang Ain’t no mountain high enough, Sing for Joy – Arr. Lin Marsh, Soulle – Traditional. Ain’t gonna let no body, Arr. S Davies and What a man.

The Maia Singers sang Pastime with good company – Anon, The Londonderry Air – Arranged Bob Cholcott and I got Plenty o’ nuttin’ – Gershwin.

The combined shoirs then sang The Skye Boat Song arranged by Percy Grainger and Swing Down Chariot arranged by A Thomas.

Summer Serenade, Mellor Church, 18th June 2011

  • Sanctus – J S Bach
  • Geistliches Lied – Brahms
  • Jubilate – Bob Chicott
  • Verleigh uns frieden – Mendelssohn
  • Though knowest, Lord – Purcell
  • Deel River – Arranged Paul Ayres
  • Cantate Domino – Pitoni
  • Pastime with good company – Anon
  • The Londonderry Air – Arranged Bob Cholcott
  • Full Fathom Five – R Vaughan Williams
  • Orpheus with his Lute – Macfarren
  • Quick we have but a second – Stanford
  • Songs from Porgy and Bess – Gershwin
  • Songs from Les Miserables – Schonberg
  • Send in the Clowns – Sondheim
  • Swing Down Chariot – Arranged A Thomas

Singing Together, Stockport Town Hall, 5th April 2011

The Maia Singers sang;

Alleluia – William Boyce, You Raise me up – Graham/Lovland, Swing Down, Chariot – Andre Thomas, Shenandoah – James Erb

The Stockport Youth Choir sang;

The Ash Grove – Traditional, Don’t Cry for Me Argentina, and Close Every Door to Me – Andrew Lloyd Webber

There were performances from St Thomas’s Primary School Choir, Hursthead Primary School Choir, The Laurel Lane Singers and Queensgate Primary School Choir.

The combined shoirs then sang The Skye Boat Song arranged by Percy Grainger and Swing Down Chariot.

Carols by Candlelight, St George’s Church, Stockport 11th December 2010

  • Silent Night – Rose
  • The Angel Gabriel – Pettman
  • The Lamb – Tavener
  • Adam Lay Ybounden – Ord
  • In Dulci Jubilo – Bach
  • There is no Rose – Joubert
  • Ding Dong! Merrily on High – Wood
  • Jingle Bells – Allwood
  • Hymn to The Virgin – Britten
  • What Sweeter Music – Rutter
  • Tomorrow Shall be my Dancing Day – Archer
  • We Wish you a Merry Christmas – Warrell
  • Angel Alleluias – Bullard
  • Candlelight Carol – Rutter

Corporate Event at Gorton Monastery, 1st November 2010

  • Comedy Tonight – Stephen Sondheim
  • Fly me to the Moon – Bart Howard
  • Swing Down Chariot – Andre J Thomas
  • Mame – Jerry Herman
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon and Garfunkel
  • Porgy and Bess – George Gerswhin
  • Moon River – Henry Mancini
  • Oklahoma – Rogers and Hammerstein
  • You Raise Me Up – Brendan Graham and Rolf Lovland
  • Les Miserables – Claude Shoenberg
  • Shenandoah – American Folk Song Arr. James Erb

Royal Northern College of Music, 17th October 2010

  • A Little Jazz Mass – Bob Chilcott
  • Linden Lea – R Vaughan Williams
  • Viva la Musica
  • Send in the Clowns – Stephen Sondheim
  • Boatmen’s Dance – Aaron Copland
  • Sure on this Shining Night – Moreton Lauridsen
  • Irish Blessing – Bob Chilcott