TV & Film Work

Television Performances

  • Mr Bean Comic Relief Special BBC1 (2007): chorister filmed and sang ‘Panis Angelicus’.
  • Blue Peter Special BBC1 (1999): about the boys of Christ Church Cathedral Choir.
  • Britten’s Children BBC2 (2004): documentary on Benjamin Britten’s Music for Children.
  • Christmas Carol Service Ch6 (2001): televised Carol Service for Channel 6.
  • A Christmas Story Ch5 (2002): the Choir recorded all the music and were filmed for art documentary presented by John Drury.
  • Compleat Female Stage Beauty for cinema (2004): clerks featured singing in scenes with Rupert Everett.
  • John Tavener and the Development of the Hymn to the Holy Spirit Ch4 (1995): documentary about the work he wrote for the Choir.
  • Hooke BBC2 (2002): the Choir filmed for documentary on Robert Hooke.
  • Howard Goodall’s Choir Works Ch4 (1998): award winning documentary about the best choirs of the world.
  • Howard Goodall’s Big Bangs Ch4 (2000): the Choir was one of the main features in BAFTA winning series about key moments in music history and accompanying CD.
  • Howard Goodall’s Great Dates Ch4 (2002): award winning documentary for Channel 4.
  • Howard Goodall’s 20th Century Greats Ch4 (2004): filmed and recorded ‘The Chichester Psalms’ for documentary on Bernstein.
  • Howard Goodall’s How Music Works Ch4 (2007)
  • Palestrina (2002) BBC2: the Choir recorded and filmed for TV documentary.
  • Placido Domingo BBC1 (1995): performed with the Choir in Prague for TV.
  • Songs of Praise (2005)
  • Songs of Praise Narnia Special (2007)
  • W H Auden BBC1 (2001): documentary featuring one of the choristers.

TV and Film Scores

  • Mr. Bean TV theme tune (1995 – present)
  • Mr. Bean’s Holiday (2007): clerks sang part of score.
  • Primal Fear (1996): the Choir’s recording of Byrd’s ‘Mass for Four Voices’ featured on soundtrack for film starring Richard Gere.
  • Sweet Revenge (2001): choristers sang the theme tune and incidental music for the BBC1 drama-thriller.
  • The Vicar of Dibley theme tune (1996 – present)


  • Annual broadcasts of Evensong on BBC R3.
  • Christmas Service from Christ Church BBC R3 (2000)
  • Music by Pygott BBC R3 (1998): the Choir made a one hour programme.
  • Morning Worship (2006)
  • Music by Esteves BBC R3 (1999): the Choir made a one hour programme.
  • Music Restored (1999): performed Sung Eucharist from Tudor England.
  • Nine Lessons and Carols (2006/7): internet broadcast.
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