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19th September 1969

Choir Founded at the request of Fr. James Carolin (Parish Priest) by Anne Rowntree

22nd May 1971

Choir Wedding - Anthony Rivers (tenor) married Susan Woods

29th May 1971

Choir Wedding - Rosemary Shotton (alto) married Gordon Clark

26th August 1972

Choir Wedding - Valerie Neill (alto) married Andrew McMillan (tenor)

22nd November 1972

*Inaugural recital on  the new pipe Organ by Father Peter Farmer, ARCO

20th February 1973

Concert in the Church with Musica Medica orchestra - Tony Price (organ) and Brian Foakes (oboe)

16th December 1973

Derek Guyler read the readings the first time they were introduced into the annual Christmas Concert

20th June 1974

Concert with the newly formed St. Bartholomew's Wind Ensemble at St. Andrew's school, Streatham

15th December 1974

Gordon Price read at the Christmas concert, which involved the Wind Ensemble for the first time

6th May 1975

St. Bartholomew's consecrated by The Rt. Rev. Charles Henderson, Auxilliary Bishop of Southwark

9th May 1975

Pontifical High Mass of Thanksgiving by The Most. Rev Cyril Cowderoy, Archbishop of Southwark

24th May 1975

Choir Wedding - Jane Harvey (alto) married John Windsor

24th July 1976

Choir Wedding - Jeannette Timmins (soprano) married Joseph Ryan

12th December 1976

Choir LP record recorded at St. Mary's College, Strawberry Hill released (£2)

12th March 1977

Concert Holy Redeemer, Streatham Vale - Tony Price (organ) and Jane Windsor (soprano)

13th July 1978

Concert at Bishop Thomas Grant School, Streatham - Suite for a Summer Evening: Brian Wynne - First Performance. Clare Brennan (piano), Elizabeth Tait and  Tony Price (piano duet)

1st August 1978

Silver Wedding Anniversary Mass - Sheila (neé Kearney) and David Price and Jean (neé Kearney) and Philip Cowie

25th November 1978

Ordination of Father Michael Jones, BA (tenor)

19th September 1979

Choir's 10th Birthday Mass and Party

5th October 1979

Concert at Bishop Thomas Grant School, Streatham -  Ave Maria: Price - First Performance. Elizabeth Tait and Tony Price (piano duet)

7th August 1980

Fr. Leo Asciack - Ordination Silver Jubilee

13th September 1980

Golden Wedding Anniversary (10th September) Mass - Evie and Tom Roe (bass)

2nd May 1981

Choir Wedding - Elizabeth Rivers (alto) married Tony Price (organist)

6th June 1981

Concert at Streatham Methodist Church  - Concerto No.1 for Double Bass - First Performance: Anthony Nash and David Williams (Trumpet. soloists)

30th May 1982

Fr. James Carolin - Ordination 40th Anniversary

20th June 1982

Concert at St. George's Cathedral, Southwark - First Performance of W.S. Lloyd-Webber's Mass The Prince of Peace orchestrated by Bernard Jupp and Peter Ramage in consultation with the composer.

10th July 1982

Ordination of Fr. Robert Ellis

5th October 1985

Concert at St. Bartholomew's Vivaldi Gloria, Mozart Mass K220 - Jane Windsor (soprano), Rachel Firth (Mezzo-soprano)

13th May 1986

Tom Roe (bass) celebrates his 90th Birthday

29th November 1986

Concert at Virgo Fidelis, Upper Norwood - 50th Anniversary of the Crystal Palace Conflagration

5th July 1987

Concert at Virgo Fidelis, Upper Norwood

16th June 1987

Silver Jubilee Mass for Father Anthony Porter

December 1st 1987

Requiem Mass - Father Leo Asciak (curate)

13th March 1988

Father Leo Asciak Memorial Concert - Fauré Requiem

24th May 1988

Concert Fairfield Hall, Croydon - Crystal Palace Concert Revival

19th September 1988

Papal Honour Benemerenti awarded to Anne Rowntree (conductor/director)

11th February 1989

Invitation received from Mons. Pablo Colino, Director of Music at St. Peter's, Rome, to sing High Mass there in 1990

19th August 1989

Choir Wedding Hillary White (soprano) married Anthony Metters

12th May 1990

Concert at St. Bartholomew's of music to be sung in Rome

26th May 1990

Concert at St. Ignatius, Rome

27th May 1990

Sung High Mass at St. Peter's Basilica, Rome

30th May 1990

Audience with Pope John Paul II

30th September 1990

Mass at English Martyrs, Chard, Somerset

15th April 1991

Funeral Mass - Tom Roe (bass)

17th November 1991

Sung High Mass at St. George's Cathedral, Southwark

10th January 1992

Invitation from Mons. Pablo Colino, Master of Music, St. Peter's, to return to Rome in 1994

30th May 1992

Fr. James Carolin's (Parish Priest) 50th Ordination Anniversary Mass

13th June 1992

Crystal Palace Concert at Virgo Fidelis church, Upper Norwood

14th March 1993

Concert Fauré Requiem, Handel Zadok the Priest at St. Bartholomew's

26th April 1993

Induction of Father Michael Jones as Parish Priest

19th September 1993

Sung Mass at St. Luke's Priory, Wincanton, Somerset

17th October 1993

Concert Fauré Requiem, Handel Zadok the Priest at St. Bartholomew's

28th May 1994

Concert at St. Ignatius, Rome

30th May 1994

Sung Mass at Florence Cathedral

2nd June 1994

Sung High Mass at St. Peter's Basillica, Rome (Corpus Christi)

17th September 1994

Mass celebrating the Choir's 25th Anniversary

15th October 1994

Concert Handel's Messiah with St. Bartholomew's Orchestra Ruth Morley, Jane Windsor, Sally Jaszczuk, Michael Cowie and Derek Cozens (Trumpet) soloists

24th January 1995

Papal Honour Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice awarded to Anne Rowntree following her retirement

14th March 1995

Funeral Mass - Alice Jones (Our Parish Priest Father Michael's mother)

8th July 1995

Ordination to the Diaconate of Peter Jenner

10th October 1995

Mass at Holy Ghost, Yeovil

3rd April 1996

Concert - Stainer's The Crucifixion

23rd June 1996

Mass at Holy Ghost, Yeovil

22nd September 1996

Mass at St. Joachim's, Eastbourne

4th October 1996

Dedication of the New Altar by His Grace, Michael Bowen, Archbishop of Southwark

14th September 1997

Mass at Holy Ghost, Yeovil

4th October 1997

Concert Vivaldi Gloria, Kitson Mass in D with St. Bartholomew's Orchestra at St. Bartholomew's

7th April 1998

Concert Stainer's The Crucifixion at St. Bartholomew's Andrew Johnson (tenor) Michael Cowie (bass)

28th June 1998

Mass at St. Joachim's, Eastbourne

25th July 1998

Funeral Mass - Bunty Murray (soprano)

25th November 1998

Fr. Michael Jones's (Parish Priest) 20th Anniversary Ordination Mass

26th November 1998

Carols in Croydon's Whitgift Shopping Centre (recorded for Songs of Praise Christmas Special with Ruby Turner)

27th March 1999

Concert Arundel Castle Kitson Mass in D, Rutter I will sing with the Spirit, Vivaldi Gloria (excpts.) with St. Andrew's Choir Leatherhead and St. Bartholomew's Orchestra

21st September 1999

Funeral Mass - Fr. James Carolin (Parish Priest 1963-1993)

26th September 1999

Mass Our Lady of Ransome and St. Gregory, Eastbourne

19th December 1999

First performance of Felix namque es, commissioned by the Choir from Nicholas Wilton

1st December 1999

Christmas Carol Concert in aid of The Connaught Group at Southwark Anglican Cathedral

23rd January 2000

Funeral Mass - Sheila Mackesy

19th March 2000

Papal Honour Benemerenti awarded to Bernard Jupp (conductor) - Papal Blessings awarded to Jean Cowie, Peter Farrell, Jeannette Ryan and Terry Jupp

14th May 2000

Concert Mozart 'Sparrow Mass' KV220 and Te Deum KV141 with St. Bartholomew's Orchestra at St. Margaret's, Streatham Hill

27th May 2000

Mass celebrating Jane (alto) and John Windsor's Silver Wedding - St. Bede's, Clapham Park

15th July 2000

Ordination of Paul Milligan to the Permanent Diaconate at St. Bartholomew's

1st July 2000

Concert Mozart 'Sparrow Mass' KV220 and Te Deum KV141 with St. Bartholomew's Orchestra at St. Bartholomew's

10th October 2000

Choir presents Long Service Award (30 years) to Tony Price

22nd December 2000

Funeral Mass - Philip Cowie, BenM (wife of Jean (alto))

10th April 2001

Holy Week Service - Stainer's The Crucifixion at St. Bartholomew's

21st April 2001

Concert - Stainer's The Daughter of Jairus with St. Bartholomew's Orchestra at St. Bartholomew's

30th September 2001

Mass at St. Winefride's, Kew

17th November 2001

Stainer Centenary Concert - The Crucifixion and The Daughter of Jairus at St. Michael and All Angels, West Croydon

20th April 2002

Choir Wedding - Irene Barbary (soprano) and John Mackesy (bass)

22nd September 2002

Mass at Thomas of Canterbury and English Martyrs, St. Leonards on Sea

24th November 2002

Papal Honour Benemerenti awarded to Tony Price (Director)

1st November 2002

Choir CDs of Stainer's The Crucifixion and The Daughter of Jairus released

2nd April 2003

Funeral Mass - Archie Rigamonti-Jones (tenor)

6th July 2003

Concert with St. Bartholomew's Orchestra at St. Catherine of Siena's, Chessington

13th September 2003

Choir Wedding - Sabina Todd-Pokropek (soprano) and Richard Bush (bass)

21st September 2003

Mass at Our Lady of Loretto & St. Winefride's, Kew

22nd November 2003

Fr. Michael Jones's (Parish Priest) 25th Anniversary Ordination Mass

16th June 2004

*Metropolitan Police Male Voice Choir concert at St. Bartholomew's

6th November 2004

Father Michael's (Parish Priest) Farewell Mass

5th December 2004

Induction of Father Thomas Cooper as Parish Priest

10th July 2005

Concert with St. Bartholomew's Orchestra at St. Leonard's, Streatham (Streatham Festival)

25th September 2005

Sung High Mass at St. James's, Spanish Place

10th October 2005

Funeral Mass - Pauline Brinn (alto)

15th October 2005

*Inaugural Recital on enlarged and improved organ - Barry Williams

24th February 2006

Funeral Mass - John Mackesy (bass)

30th March 2006

Funeral Mass - Peter Farrell (tenor)

20th July 2006

Funeral Mass - Aurora Rigamonti-Jones (alto)

29th August 2006

Funeral Mass - Eamonn Madden (tenor)

29th April 2007

Mass at St. Thomas More, Seaford

8th July 2007

Concert William Lloyd Webber (25th Anniversary) Mass: Missa Pinceps Pacis, with St. Bartholomew's Orchestra and the choir of All Saints church at All Saints, West Dulwich

28th February 2008

Memorial Mass - Joe de Mars (Plainchant Choir)

2nd March 2008

Baptism - Leo Thomas Cook, son of Louise (soprano) and Robert (tenor)

14th May 2008

*Metropolitan Police Male Voice Choir concert at St. Bartholomew's

2nd May 2009

Choir Wedding - Brenda Halloran (soprano) and Kenneth Hopkins (bass)

28th June 2009

Mass at St. John Vianney, Bexleyheath

20th September 2009

Choir's 40th Anniversary Mass and Celebration

29th October 2009

Funeral Mass - Doris Weeds (soprano)

19th November 2009

Funeral Mass - Francis Butler, husband of Joan (alto)

28th May 2010

Polyphony Choir Web site created

13th June 2010

Mass at St. John Vianney, Bexleyheath - Music Sunday

24th July 2010

Concert with St. Bartholomew's Orchestra at All Saints Parish Church, Carshalton

14th April 2011

Concert with St. Bartholomew's Orchestra at St. Georges Cathedral

11th September 2011

Mass at St. Mary Magdalen, Mortlake

4th April 2012

Stainer's The Crucifixion at St. Bart's

24th June 2012

Mass at Our Lady of Ransom & St. Gregory, Eastbourne

27th March 2013

Stainer's The Crucifixion & Arwel Hughes/Albinoni Stabat Mater at St. Bart's

9th June 2013

Finchcocks Musical Museum

2nd November 2013

Concert Fauré Requiem, hymns, organ solos (Antony Matthews) Howells Tune Prelude 1 Set One, Thalben Ball Elegy

11th May 2014

Bluebell Railway's 1940s Event

15th March 2015

Papal Honour Benemerenti awarded to Terry Jupp (Soprano)

6th June 2015

Jane (Alto) and John Windsor - 40th Wedding Anniversary Mass at St. Bede's, Clapham Park

14th June 2015

WS Lloyd Webber The Good Samaritan, Shütz The Pharisee & The Publican at St. Bartholomew's

28th June 2015

Concert with St. Bartholomew's Orchestra at St. Philip's Church, Norbury WS Lloyd Webber Missa Princeps Pacis

12th June 2016

Mass at St. Swithun's, Southsea (Patsy Hopkins RIP)

   
 

*no Choir involvement