Programming

Current repertoire ranges from renaissance and tudor through to popular 21st century arrangements, taking in a bucket-load of secular and sacred choral classics along the way,

Our trademark ‘An Hour with Octavo’ programme shaped up like this:

As Vesta Was – Thomas Weelkes
Draw On, Sweet Night – John Wilbye

Ecce Vicit Leo – Peter Philips
I Was Glad – Henry Purcell

Solitude – Duke Ellington, arr. Rod Iliffe
It Was A Lover and His Lass – trad arr. Rod Iliffe

The Hills – John Ireland
Linden Lea – Ralph Vaughan Williams
Clear and Gentle Stream – Gerald Finzi

High Germany – trad arr. Peter Teague
Toot, Toot, Tootsie (Goodbye) – Gus Kahn, Ernie Erdman and Dan Russo

O Radiant Dawn – James Macmillan
Sainte Chappelle – Eric Whitacre

Short People – Randy Newman, arr. Simon Carrington
And So It Goes – Billy Joel, arr. Bob Chilcott
I’m a Train – Hammond and Hazelwood, arr. Knight