♦ February: Choir formed


♦ July: Tour of Denmark


♦ June: Florilège Vocal Festival, Tours, France


♦ August: Recording of Child of Light CD, featuring Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols


♦ May: Tour of Czechoslovakia
♦ July: World premiere of Farthest North by Michael Parsons
♦ September: CD recording of Delius’ complete part songs


♦ March: Private recording of Geoffrey Burgon’s musical Hard Times
♦ July: London premiere of Dvořák’s opera Dmitrij at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, with the Kensington Symphony Orchestra and the Vasari Singers
♦ August: Performed at the summer music festival in Cordes, southwest France
♦ November: UK premieres of Henryk Górecki’s Three Lullabies and (with the Holst Singers and the Oxford Schola Cantorum) Miserere, in the composer’s presence. Broadcast by Radio 3


♦ February: CD recording with James Bowman of The Fall of Lucifer and other works by Geoffrey Burgon
♦ June: Purcell Room concert including the world premiere of Elysian Singers’ commission Over the Sea by John Woolrich


♦ June: Two “Oh dear Purcell” comedy concerts in the City of London Festival (with the actor Patrick Barlow and the National Theatre of Brent)
♦ December: Performance at the Alexandra Palace reception for His All Holiness the Patriarch of Constantinople


♦ January: British premiere of Korngold’s opera Die Tote Stadt at the Queen Elizabeth Hall with the Kensington Symphony Orchestra
♦ July: Series of four Bruckner concerts with the Endymion Ensemble for the City of London Festival. Recorded for New York State Radio (WNYC)
♦ October: Concert featuring the London premiere of Howard Skempton’s The Flight of Song, and John Tavener’s 48-part Let not the Prince be Silent in the presence of the composer


♦ August: Wigmore Hall concert with Tasmin Little and Julian Lloyd Webber in memory of Delius’ emanuensis, Eric Fenby
♦ August: BBC Mercury Music Awards prizegiving, performing John Tavener’s Svyati with Steven Isserlis


♦ April: Royal Academy of Arts’ concert with Patricia Rozario and Steven Isserlis. Broadcast by Classic FM and over 200 Public Service broadcast stations across the USA
♦ November: Fiftieth Birthday concert for HRH The Prince of Wales at Windsor Castle with John Tavener, Mstislav Rostropovich and the English Chamber Orchestra
♦ November: Sainsbury’s Choir of the Year semi-finalists – one of eight mixed-voice choirs to reach the BBC-televised stages from over 300 applicants


♦ January: Workshop and concert in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, at the invitation of Northern Stage
♦ August: Tavener performance with Patricia Rozario in the ruined stadium in Delphi
♦ October: York Minster concert
♦ December: Joint concert with The Australian Voices during their UK tour