Members of the choir for the mayor-making, please meet at the Guildhall from 9.40 am. We'll have a brief warm-up in the auditorium before the guests take their places. The ceremony should be finished by approximately 12.15 pm.

Southampton Philharmonic Choir Southampton University Phil New London Sinfonia David Gibson (conductor) Erica Eloff - soprano Simon Thorpe - baritone Haydn - Insanae et vanae curae Schubert - Unfinished Symphony Brahms - Ein deutsches Requiem Saturday 21st November 2009, 7.30pm Winchester Cathedral Haydn’s motet Insanae et vanae curae - frenzied and vain cares - is Southampton Philharmonic Choir’s short contribution to the 200th anniversary

Rutter Requiem Duruflé Quatre motets sur des thèmes grégoriens Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine Bax Sonata for flute and harp New London Ensemble Conductor, David Gibson. photo © Eric Hardy A concert of French and English music in the beautiful setting of St Cross Church. Fauré’s Cantique de Jean Racine is one of the most popular choral works of the moment. Duruflé’s Quatre motets sur des thèmes grégoriens are short, contrasting, a cappella works of great beauty, based on Gregorian plainchant.

About the workshop Whether you're a member of the choir or not, you're welcome to apply for a place at our exciting workshop, Motets and Madrigals of the Renaissance at The Gregg School, Southampton.

All tickets for the concert have now been sold. Please enquire at the box office regarding returns. Join us for our traditional concert of Christmas music and readings, followed by mulled wine and mince pies in the foyer. Martin Hall conducts the SPC and SU Phil, and we are delighted to welcome, for the third year running, Stroud School Choir and their musical director, Tanya Fay. Tickets are available from November 4 from the Turner Sims Box Office. Get in to the Christmas spirit now!


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