The Cappella Singers of Upminster

 

CONCERT PROGRAMMES (Since 2001 – most recent first)

 

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                                                  For list of pieces previous to 2001, performed under Freda Drage, go to: Freda Drage Repertoire

 

The Cappella Singers Christmas Concert

Winter Wonderland

Conductor:  Jonathan Schranz

 

Congregational: O Little Town of Bethlehem

Choir: The Seven Joys Carol Collection - Andrew Daldorph Accompanist: Hilary Barkwith

Veni, Veni

The Angel Carol

Be Still  (Jane Keane, Nick Lamb)

Christ was born on Christmas Day

Shine On

Three Kings

The Seven Joys

 

Congregational: Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Solo: Ave Maria - Schubert (Nick Lamb, Hilary Barkwith)

Congregational: Away in a Manger

 

Choir: Follow that Star - 7 Christmas Songs in Close Harmony Arr. Peter Gritton

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas 

Winter Wonderland

Follow that Star

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Mary’s Boy Child

Just Another Star

The Christmas Song

 

Solo: The Carol Singers – T.C. Sterndale-Bennett (Ian Pirie, Paul McDowell)

Quartet:  White Christmas - Irving Berlin,

Quartet:  Let it Snow - Julie Styne

 (Jill Luff, Mike Ewington, Ted Simkins, Jonathan Schranz)

Congregational: O Come all ye Faithful

Choir: Rise Up, Shepherd – Traditional Spiritual Arr. L Ballantine

 

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The Cappella Singers Summer Concert 2016

Songs from the British Isles

 

Songs attributed to Henry VIII

                        Pastime with Good Company

                        O My Heart

                        Greensleeves

 

Solo & Harp                She moves through the fair                    arr. J Marson   

                                    Jane Keane, Hilary Barkwith

 

Four Madrigals

            Weep O mine eyes                                           John Bennet 1599-1614

            Weep you no more, sad fountains         John Dowland 1563-1626

            Now is the month of Maying                             Thomas Morley 1557-1602

            Fair Phyllis                                                        John Farmer 1591-1601

 

Solo & Harp                Awake Sweet Love                  John Dowland             

                                    Ian Pirie, Hilary Barkwith

 

Gustav Holst (1874-1934) Folk Song arrangements

                        I love my love

                        I sowed the seeds of love

                        Swansea Town

 

Solo & Harp                Watching the Wheat                             arr. H Greehl   

                                    Daphne Ewington, Hilary Barkwith

 

Solo Harp                    The Golden Harp                                  arr. A Griffiths

                                    Hilary Barkwith

 

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) Folk Song Arrangements

                        The Dark Eyed Sailor

                        The Springtime of the year       

                        Just as the time was flowing      

                        The Lover’s Ghost

                        Wassail Song

 

Solos & Harp   My Lagan Love                                                arr. H Harty

                                    The Lark in the clear air                        arr. J Marson

                                    Ian Pirie, Kathryn Reynolds, Hilary Barkwith

 

Flower Song     The Evening Primrose   B. Britten (1913-76)

 

Finale:              Sing a song of sixpence John Rutter       b. 1945

 

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Spring Concert March 18th 2016.

Conductor: Jonathan Schranz

 

Choir:

1. John Willbye: Thou Art but Young thou Say’st

 

2. John Willbye: Weep, Weep Mine Eyes

 

3. Knud Jeppesen: Four Shakespeare Songs

 

Solos:

4. Graham Robb: Jazz Sonnets (Nick, Jill, Katherine)

 

5. Vaughan Williams: Three Shakespeare Songs

Full Fathom Five

            The Cloud Capp’d Towers

            Over Hill, Over Dale

 

6. John Cook: Fear No More the Heat O’ the Sun

 

Duet:

7. Roger Quilter: It Was a Lover and his Lass (Daphne, Ian)

 

Solo:

8. Gerald Finzi; O Mistress Mine (Ian)

 

9. Vaughan Williams: No Longer Mourn for Me

 

Solo:

10. Ian Higginson: Fear No More the Heat O’ the Sun (Jane)

 

11. George Shearing: Songs and Sonnets

            Live with me and be my Love

            When Daffodils

            It was a Lover...

            Spring

            Who Is Sylvia?

            Fie on Sinful Fantasy

            Hey, Ho, the Wind and the Rain

 

12. John Willbye: Draw On Sweet Night.

 

 

 

Cappella Singers Christmas Concert 2015

Conductor: Jonathan Schranz

Choir:

O Magnum Mysterium                                      T.L. de Victoria (1548 – 1611)                                   

Exsultate Deo                                                   G.P. da Palestrina (1525 – 1594)

Alma Redemptoris Mater                                              G.P. da Palestrina

 

Missa super Dixit Maria:                                               Hans Leo Hassler (1564 – 1612)

            Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus and Benedictus, Agnus Dei.

 

Harp Solos (Hilary Barkwith):

Medieval Hymn: Jesu Christes Mild Moder       arr. S. Milligan

Plainsong meditation: Adoro Te Devots arr. D. Burton

 

Choir:

Puer Natus est Nobis                                        William Byrd (ca. 1540 – 1623)

 

Congregational:

O Come O Come Emmanuel                            arr. David Wilcocks (1919 – 2015)

 

Choir:

The Crown of Roses                                         P.I. Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893)

Jesus Christ the Apple Tree                              Elizabeth Poston (1905 – 1987)

 

Trio: (Daphne Ewington, Judith Holt, Jill Luff, acc. Hilary Barkwith)

Maria Walks Amid the Thorn                            Andrew Carter (born 1939)

 

Solo: (Jill Luff acc. Jilary Barkwith)

The Little Road to Bethlehem                            Michael Head (1900 – 1976)


Congregational:

Hark the Herald Angels Sing                             F. Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)

 

Choir:

Coventry Carol                                                 arr. Martin Shaw (1875 – 1958)

Cradle Song                                                     Richard Causton (born 1971)

Indulgent Jubilo – for The Cappella Singers of Upminster

                                                                                    Nicolas Walker (born 1994)

 

Congregational:

Ding Dong Merrily on High                               16th c. French, arr. Charles Wood

                                                                                                (1866 – 1926)

Choir:

Cradle Song                                                     trad. Flemish arr. John Rutter

                                                                                                 (born 1945)

 

Duets: (Linda Hayden flute, Hilary Barkwith harp):

Charms of Christmas                                        arr. S. Morgan-Thomas

Ukrainian Bells Carol, with God Rest You Merry Gentlemen

                                                                                    arr. E.& E. Brock

 

Choir:

I Wonder as I wander                                       John Rutter

 

Congregational:

O Come all ye Faithful                                      arr. David Willcocks

Star Carol                                                                    John Rutter

 

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Sunday 21st June, 2015: Summer, Strawberries and Strings’

Conductor Robert Jacobs

A programme of Early Music featuring Purcell: Symphony Anthems and Vivaldi: Gloria

 

Accompanied by a String Quartet from the Havering Concert Orchestra

 

 

Choir:               I Was Glad                                           Henry Purcell

                        Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts

 

Solo:                Sweeter than Roses                  Henry Purcell

                        Ian Pirie

 

Choir:               O Sing Unto the Lord               Henry Purcell

                        (HCO Ensemble)

                        Soloist:  Paul McDowell

 

Choir:               O God, the King of glory

 

Solo:                Silent Worship                          G F Handel

                        R. Francis Parkin

 

Choir:               Remember not, Lord                Henry Purcell

                        Rejoice in the Lord, alway

                        (HCO Ensemble)

 

Solo:                Lascia ch’io pianga                   G F Handel

                        Jill Luff                                     arr. M Rondeau

 

Choir & HCO Ensemble                       GLORIA          Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741)

            Gloria in excelsis Deo

            Et in terra pax hominibus

            Laudamus Te:                           (Jill Luff, Kathryn Reynolds)

            Gratias agimus tibi

            Domine Deus, Rex Coelestis:    (Jill Luff)

            Domine Fili unigenite

Dominus Deus, Agnus Dei:        (Judith Holt)

Qui Tollis peccata mundi

Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris:    (Judith Holt)

Quonium tu solus sanctus

Cum Sancto Spiritu

 

 

Havering Concert Ensemble:

 

Paul Kelly, 1st violin; Katy Kelly, 2nd violin; Jenny Reckless, viola; Andrew Crichton, ‘cello;

Paul Hollingsworth, Trumpet; Dylan Man, Oboe.

 

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Spring Concert, 27th March 2015: ‘Faith, Hope and Love’.

Conductor: Robert Jacobs

 

Choir:

Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)                   Geistliches Lied (Sacred song)

Words by Paul Flemming (1609 – 1640)          (Let no sad thought oppress me...)

Max Reger (1873 – 1916)                             Unser lieben Frauen Traum

                                                                                    (Our Lady’s dream)

Josef Rheinberger (1839 – 1901)                  Abendlied (Abide with us...)

Words: Luke 24:29

 

Harp solo (Hilary Barkwith):

J.S.Bach:        Andante from violin sonata no. 2, arr. Grandjany

 

Choir:

J.S. Bach (1685 – 1750)                                 Jesu Meine Freude (Jesus My Joy)

Words (except for IV) by Johann Frank (1618 – 1677)

I Chorale:                   Jesu Meine Freude (Jesus, my joy... nothing shall be dearer to me)

III Choral:                  Unter deinem Schirmen (Under your protection I am safe...)

IV Chor (Jane, Jill, Kathryn, Daphne, Averil, Judith):

                                    Denn das Gesetz (For the law of the spirit... Romans 8:2)

V Choral:                    Trotz (Defiance... to the vengeance of death... and to fear)

VII Choral:     Weg, weg (Away with all treasures, you are my delight, Jesu my joy)

IX Choral:                  Gute Nacht (Good night to an existence that cherishes the world)

XI Chorale:    Weicht, ihr Trauergeiste (Hence, you spirits of sadness... Jesus comes)

 

Harp solo (Hilary Barkwith):

J.S.Bach:        Sarabande from violin partita no.1, arr. Grandjany

 

Choir:

Hans Leo Hassler (1564 – 1612)                  Ach, Weh des Leiden

                                                                        (Ah, woe and grief, must we then part?)

Hans Leo Hassler                                          Tanzen und Springen

                                                (Dancing and leaping... and celebrating, fills my mind)

John Farmer (fl. 1591 – 1601)                                    Fair Phyllis I saw sitting all alone

Robert Pearsall (1795 – 1856)                                  Who shall have my lady fair?

 

Two solos (Jill Luff):

George Butterworth (1885 - 1916)                The Cuckoo

George Butterworth                                    Sowing the seeds of Love.

 

Choir:

William Paxton (1735 – 1787)                                   Breathe soft, ye winds

Joseph Barnby (1838 – 1896)                                    Sweet and Low

Thomas Morley (1557/8 – 1602)                   My Bonny Lass she smileth

Thomas Morley                                                         Now is the month of Maying.  

 

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Christmas Concert 2014 (including Carols): What Sweeter Music.

Conductor: Robbie Jacobs

 

Programme included:

 

John Rutter: What Sweeter Music

Benjamin Britten: A New Year Carol

Richard Rodney Bennett: Out of Your Sleep

William Mathais: Sir Christemas

Bach: O Little One Sweet

Will Todd: My Lord Has Come

Duruflé Motets: Ubi Caritas, Tota Pulchra Es, Tu Es Petrus, Tantum Ergo

Sweelinck: Hodie Christus Natus est.

 

And Congregational Carols

                       

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Summer Concert July 11th 2014: ‘Flights of Fancies’

Conductor: Robert Jacobs

 

Programme:

 

Choir:

Francis Pilkington (1562 – 1638)                      With Fragrant Flowers                         

                                                                                    Have I Found her?                               

John Dowland (1563 – 1626)               Come Heavy Sleep

                                                                                    Can She Excuse My Wrongs   

                                                                                    Weep You No More Sad Fountains    

Octet:

Thomas Ford (d. 1648)                                    Since First I Saw Your Face    

Jane Keane, Kathryn Reynolds, Averil Silson, Judith Holt, Ian Pirie, Nick Lamb, Paul McDowell, Ron Parkin.

 

Solo:

Francis Pilkington                                             Flow Not So Fast Ye Fountains

Soprano: Jill Luff. Guitar: John Luff

 

Choir:

Francis Pilkington                                             Rest Sweet Nymphs                            

Short Interval

Choir:

Gerald Finzi (1901 – 1956) From: Seven Poems of Robert Bridges:                                                                             

1. My Spirit Sang All Day        

                                                                                    3. I Praise the Tender Flower

 

John Rutter (b. 1945) From Birthday Madrigals:                       

                                                                                    3. Come Live With Me and Be my Love

                                                                                    4. My True Love Hath My  Heart

John Rutter: Fancies:

Accompanist: Phil Mitchell (piano)       

                                                                                    1. Tell me where is Fancy Bred

                                                                                    2. There is a Garden in her Face

                                                                                    3. The Urchins’ Dance

                                                                                    4. Riddle Song

                                                                                    5. Midnight’s Bell

                                                                                    6. The Bellman’s Song

 

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Spring Concert: Friday 28th March 2014, at 8.0 pm

Conductor: Robbie Jacobs

With instrumentalists – string quartet.

 

David Todd (Piano), Rachel Spencer (1st Violin), Charlotte Fairbairn (2nd Violin), Heather Bourne (Viola), Duncan Strachan (‘Cello), Hilary Barkwith (Harp).

 

Choir:

Old American Songs                                                  Aaron Copland

Set 1

                                    The Boatmen’s Dance

                                    The Dodger

                                    Long Time Ago

                                    Simple Gifts

                                    O Bought Me a Cat

 

Duet:                           The Water is Wide                             arr Mark Hayes

                                    (Daphne Ewington & Kathryn Reynolds)

 

- Short Interval -

 

Choir:

Fern Hill                                                                                 Music by John Corigliano, Poem by Dylan Thomas

(Mezzo-Soprano solo  Jill Luff)

 

Duet:                           Sourwood Mountain                           arr Ruth Elaine Schram

(Ian Pirie & Paul McDowell)

 

Choir:

Old American Songs                                                  Aaron Copland

Set 2

                                    The Little Horses

                                    Zion’s Walls

                                    At the River

                                    Ching-a-ring Chaw

 

Choir: 

Shenandoah                                                                arr James Erb

 

 

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Christmas Concert: Saturday 14th December 2013, at 7.30 pm.

Conductor: Robbie Jacobs

ORGANIST: DAVID TODD

And With Hilary Barkwith (harp)

 

 

Programme included:

 

Victoria: O Magnum Mysterium

 

Scheidt: Puer Natus in Bethlehem

 

Vaughan Williams: Wither’s Rocking Hymn

 

Peter Warlock: Bethlehem Down

 

Flecha: Riu Riu Chiu

 

Vivaldi: Gloria

 

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Summer Concert July 2013

Conductor: Robert Jacobs.

Programme

 

Choir:

Come Again, Sweet Love Doth Now Invite                  John Dowland (arr. Stefan Schwartz)

Never Weather-Beaten Sail                                          Thomas Campion

Rest, Sweet Nymphs                                                    Francis Pilkington

Weep, O Mine Eyes                                                     John Bennet

 

Solos:

Awake, Sweet Love                                                     John Dowland

Jill Luff (Soprano), John Luff (Guitar)

Flow My Tears                                                             John Dowland

Ian Pirie (Baritone), John Luff (Guitar)

 

Choir:

Ach, Weh des Leiden                                                   Hans Leo Hassler

Tanzen und Springen                                                     Hans Leo Hassler

Come Woeful Orpheus                                                 William Byrd

 

Short Interval

 

Choir:

Bushes and Briars                                                                     R. Vaughan Williams

(arr. Donald James)

The Turtle Dove                                                                       R. Vaughan Williams

Harp: Hilary Barkwith

My True Love Hath My Heart                                      arr. Ian Pirie

(melody by Claude Debussy)

Londonderry Air                                                                       trad., arr. Robbie Jacobs

Harp: Hilary Barkwith

 

Harp solos:

Hilary Barkwith                                                                        Two Irish Folk Tunes (t.b.a.)

 

Choir:

Three Spirituals from A Child of Our Time                    Michael Tippett

By the Rivers of Babylon                                                          trad., arr. Ken Burton

 

Soloists:            Daphne Ewington, Jane Keane, Jill Luff, Kathryn Reynolds,

                        Nick Lamb, Ian Pirie, R Francis Parkin

 

 

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Spring Concert 2013: ‘O be joyful’: secular and sacred part-songs from John Wilbye to Benjamin Britten.

 

Conductors: Christopher Hann & Robbie Jacobs

Guest Organist Jeremy Lloyd. 

Programme

1st Half                                                                                                           

April is in My Mistress' Face                        Thomas Morley

Sweet Suffolk Owl                                       Thomas Vautor

Ah, Dear Heart                                             Orlando Gibbons

Weep, Weep, Mine Eyes                              John Wilbye

Since First I Saw your Face                          Thomas Ford

Who shall have my Lady Fair                       Robert Pearsall

Four folk-song settings                                 Benjamin Britten

1. David of the White Rock

2. Bonny at Morn

Jill Luff (Soprano), Hilary Barkwith (Harp)

3. The Foggy, Foggy Dew

4. The Little Plough-boy

Ian Pirie (Baritone), Paul McDowell (Piano)

My Love’s an Arbutus                                 C.V. Stanford

Music, when Soft Voices Die                       C. Hubert H. Parry

The Evening Primrose                                  Benjamin Britten

 

2nd Half

Jubilate Deo                                                 Benjamin Britten

Like as the Hart                                            Herbert Howells

A New Heaven                                             Edgar L. Bainton

Ave Verum                                                  Edward Elgar

O thou the Central Orb                                 Charles Wood

Greater Love                                                John Ireland

Blessed be the God and Father                     Samuel Sebastian Wesley

 

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Feb 2013: ‘Come and Sing’ FAURÉ’S REQUIEM

Saturday 2nd February 2013

Choral workshop from 1pm – 6pm

with Christopher Hann, Music Director

Performance at 7.30pm

 

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CHRISTMAS CONCERT 2012:

 

Carol – Ding Dong, Merrily on High                      Palestrina

Hymn – As with Gladness Men of Old 

POEM: A Christmas Thought, by Lucy Larcom, read by Averil Silson.

Carol – Good King Wenceslas                              Traditional, arr. Jaques

Carol – The Holy and the Ivy                                Tradtional, arr. Jaques

Carol – Sussex Carol                                            Tradtional, arr. Willcocks

 

Hymn – God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen

 

TRIO: Brahms – Geistliches Wiegenlied (Lullaby for the Christ Child)

Soprano: Jill Luff, Viola: Jenny Reckless, Piano: Ian Pirie.

 

You holy angels that hover over the palm trees, in the night and the wind, bring us some stillness! My child is sleeping. Palm trees of Bethlehem, shaking in the wind, why are you making such a noise? Do not rustle so loudly, be silent, be calm, be gentle, bring some stillness. My child is sleeping.

The child of heaven bears our grief, ah how weary he is from the sorrows of the world.

Ah, when he is sleeping softly his suffering will stop, so bring some stillness - my child is sleeping.

Cold winds and storms rush down; how shall I clothe the child? O all you angels, flying in the wind, bring some stillness, my child is sleeping.

 

Carol – Away in a Manger                                    Tradtional, arr. Jaques

Carol – Infant Holy, Infant Lowly                          Tradtional, arr. Willcocks

 

POEM: I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, read by Jenny Reckless

 

Hymn – O Come All Ye Faithful

 

Carol – What Cheer?                                            William Walton

Short Interval

Hymn – Once in Royal David’s City  

 

Carol – Quelle est cette Odeur Agréable?               Traditional, arr. Willcocks

Carol – Sans Day carol                                         Traditional, arr. Rutter

 

READING: from Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee, read by Judith Holt.

 

Carol – I Sing of a Maiden                                    Hadley

Carol – The Infant King                                        Traditional, arr. Willcocks

 

Hymn – It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

 

POEM: The Oxen by Thomas Hardy, read by Ian Pirie

 

Carol – Resonemus Laudibus                               Traditional, arr. Willcocks

Carol – Dormi Jesu                                               Kilmek

 

Hymn – Hark! The Herald Angels sing

 

POEM: Bright Star by Linda Hayden, read by Linda Hayden

 

Carol – Zion Hears the Watchmens’ Voices          Bach

 

Carol – Jingle Bells                                               Pierpont, arr. Willcocks

 

 

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SUMMER CONCERT 2012: Friday, June 29th 2012, CONCERT FOR THE JUBILEE YEAR

 

Music by composers with Royal connections from Henry VIII to William Walton:

 

Music Director: Christopher Hann

Organist:  Peter Yardley-Jones

 

England’s Green and Pleasant Land

1st Half

1.    Pass time with Good Company                Henry VIII

2.    Tunes for Archbishop Parker                   Tallis

i.                   Psalm 1

ii.                Psalm 68

3.    If ye Love me                                             Tallis

4.    Tunes for Archbishop Parker                   Tallis

i.                   Psalm 2

ii.                Psalm 67

5.    Gloria (Mass for 4 Voices)                      Byrd

6.    Ave Verum Corpus                                   Byrd

7.    I am the Resurrection and the Life           Croft

8.    Thou Knowest Lord                                  Purcell

9.    Lord Let me know mine end                     Greene

10. Let Thy Hand be Strengthened                Handel

2nd Half

1.    Rejoice in the Lord Always                      Redford

2.    I Vow to thee my Country (with audience)

3.    Blessed be the God and Father                 Wesley

4.    My Soul there is a Country                       Parry

5.    Jerusalem (with audience)

6.    To Music                                                   Dyson

7.    The Blue Bird                                            Stanford

8.    Rest                                                            Vaughan Williams

9.    What Cheer!                                              Walton

Encore. Rule Britannia     (with audience)

 

 

SPRING CONCERT 2012:

 

 

Friday 2nd March 2012, 8.0 pm, Trinity United Reformed Church, Station Road, Upminster, RM14 2UD

 

Remembering anniversaries of the birth or death of various composers:

 

The 50th anniversary of the death of John Ireland (1879 – 1962)

 

The 150th anniversary of the birth of:

Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918)

Edward German (1862 – 1936)

Frederick Delius (1862 – 1934)

 

The 400th anniversary of the death of:

Hans Leo Hassler (1564 – 1612)

Giovanni Gabrieli (ca. 1554 – 1612)

 

The 500th anniversary of the birth of John Bull (1562 – 1628)

 

Programme

1st Half

1.    Dixit Maria                                                Hassler

2.    Missa Dixit Maria                                     Hassler

Kyrie

Gloria

3.    Fraile man, despise the treasures              Bull

of this life

4.    In the Departure of the Lord                     Bull

5.    Missa Dixit Maria                                     Hassler

Sanctus

Benedictus

6.    O Magnum Mysterium                             Gabrielli

7.    Missa Dixit Maria                                     Hassler

Angus Dei

8.    Ex Ore innocentium                                  Ireland

9.    Greater Love                                             Ireland

2nd Half

1.    Tanzen und Springen                                 Hassler

2.    Ach, Weh des Leiden                                 Hassler

3.    The Hills                                          Ireland

Solo (Ian Pirie):

John Ireland: Sea Fever, Spring Sorrow, If there were Dreams to Sell

4.    O Peaceful Night                                       German

5.    Rolling down to Rio                                 German

Solo (Jill Luff):

Edward German: Charming Chloe

Delius: Summer Nights, The Nightingale

6.    Trois Chansons de Charles Orleans         Debussy

I.                  Dieu! qu'il a fait bon regarder!

II.               Quant j'ai ouy le tabourin

III.             Yver, vous n'estes qu'un villain

 

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Christmas Concert 2011:

Conductor: Christopher Hann

Organist: Felix Yeung

 

Carol – Matin Responsory            

Hymn – Come, thou Redeemer of the Earth   

 

READING

 

Carol – The Truth from Above                Trad, arr. Vaughan Williams

Carol – Adam Lay YBounden                 B Ord        

Carol – Hail! Blessed Virgin Mary         Trad, arr. Wood

 

Hymn – Lo he comes with clouds descending

 

READING

 

Carol – Gabriel’s Message                      Trad, arr. Willcocks

Carol – The Cherry Tree Carol                Trad, arr. Willcocks

Carol – A Maiden most gentle                 Trad, arr. Carter

 

Hymn – O Little Town of Bethlehem

 

INTERVAL

 

Carol – Coventry Carol                           Trad

 

Hymn – Once in Royal David’s City

 

Carol – O Magnum Mysterium               Gabrielli

Carol – Nativity Carol                             Rutter

Carol – The Shepherds Pipe Carol          Rutter        

 

READING

 

Hymn – O Come all ye Faithful

 

Carol – Up! Good Christian Folk           Trad, arr. Woodward

and Listen

Carol – Torches                                        Joubert

Carol – Sir Christemas                             Matthias

 

READING

 

Hymn – Hark! The Herald Angels sing

 

Carol – I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas   arr. Hann 

 

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Summer Concert 2011:

Conducted by: Christopher Hann

Friday 10th June 2011, 8.0 pm at Trinity United Reformed Church, Station Rd, RM14 2UD.

 “The Evening Primrose”

Guest Soloist:

Jessica Broad (Soprano)

Choir

 

My Spirit Sang all Day                         Finzi

I Praise the Tender Flower                   Finzi

As Torrents in Summer                        Elgar

The Evening Primrose                         Britten

 

Jessica

 

Down by the Sally Gardens                Trad, arr. Britten

There are Fairies at the bottom         Lehmann

of our Garden

O Mio Babbino Caro                          Puccini                        

(from Gianni Schicchi)

 

Choir

 

Calme des Nuits                                   Saint-Saens

Les Fleurs et les Arbres                       Saint-Saens

Dieu! Qu’il la fait bon regarder!         Debussy

 

Jessica

 

Song to the Moon                                Dvorak

(from Rusalka)

Summer Time                                       Gershwin

Someone is sending me flowers          Baker

 

Choir

 

The Blue Bird                                       Stanford

All in the April Evening                       Roberton

Adiemus                                                Jenkins

 

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Spring Concert 2011, Friday April 1st, Songs of Love and Loss

 

Conductor: Christopher Hann

 

1st Half

 

Quam Pulcra Es                                                  John Dunstable

Descendi in Hortum Meum                               Giovanni Palestrina

Lamentation for Maundy Thursday                   Tomás Luis de Victoria

Incipit Lamentatio Jeremiae

Amicus meus                                                      Tomás Luis de Victoria

Lamentation for Good Friday                            Tomás Luis de Victoria

Heth. Cogitavit Dominus

Tanquam ad Latronem                                        Tomás Luis de Victoria

Lamentation for Holy Saturday                         Tomás Luis de Victoria

Heth. Misericordiae Domini

Astiserunt Reges                                                 Tomás Luis de Victoria

Rise up My Love                                                Howard Skempton

Rise up My Love

My Beloved in Gone Down

How Fair and How Pleasant

 

 

2nd Half

 

Fair Phyliss                                                John Farmer

Weep, weep mine eyes                              John Wilbye

My Bonny Lass she Smileth                     Thomas Morley

The Silver Swan                                        Orlando Gibbons

Adieu, Sweet Amaryliss                            John Wilbye

All Creatures Now                                    John Bennett

Heraclitus                                                  Charles V Stanford

The Long Day Closes                                Arthur Sullivan

Ae Fond Kiss                                             Trad, arr. S.K. Hope

My Love dwelt in a Northern Land          Edward Elgar

My Spirit Sang all Day                              Gerald Finzi

 

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CHRISTMAS CONCERT 2010: CANCELLED OWING TO EXTREMELY POOR WEATHER!

 

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2010 Summer Concert


Trinity United Reformed Church, Friday, June 25th,

music director: Felix Yeung; Organist:  Shing Ma

 

Thomas Morley               My Bonnie Lass She Smileth

Orlando Gibbons             Almighty and Everlasting God

                                            O Lord In Thy Wrath

Thomas Tallis                   If ye Love Me

                                            Salvator Mundi

William Byrd                    Teach me O Lord

                                           Solo Kathryn Reynolds

Thomas Morley               Out of the Deep

                                           (Solos Averil Silson, Judith Holt)

Two Lute Songs by John Dowland

                                           Awake Sweet Love Thou Art Return’d

                                           Come Again,  Sweet Love Doth Now Invite

(Soprano  Jill Luff, Guitar John Luff)

William Byrd                   Mass for four voices (Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei)

                                            Sing Joyfully

Charles Villers Stanford          Purest and Highest

                                                     O For A Closer Walk With God

Gerald Finzi                    Clear and Gentle Stream

                                            My Spirit Sang All Day

Edward Elgar                  As Torrents in Summer

Two Duets by Roger Quilter  

Weep You No More Sad Fountains

It was a Lover and his Lass

                                                (Soprano Daphne Ewington, Tenor Ian Pirie

                                                Accompanist Paul McDowell)

Arthur Sullivan                The Long Day Closes

Hubert Parry                   Music, When Soft Voices Die

                                           My Soul, There Is A Country

 

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Spring Concert: “EAST MEETS WEST”

music director: Felix Yeung

 

folk songs from Britain & the Far East

 

Friday, June 25th, 2010 at 8pm Trinity United Reformed Church

 

Choir:

EARLY ONE MORNING: (English), arr. Thomas F Dunhill

SHE’S LIKE THE SWALLOW:  (Newfoundland), arr. Edward T Chapman

MY SWEETHEART’S LIKE VENUS: (Welsh), arr. Gustav Holst

THE OAK AND THE ASH: (English), arr. Edward Bairstow

AFTON WATER:  (Scottish), arr. David Willcocks

 

Trio:           MEN OF HARLECH: (Welsh), Ian, Nick & Paul

 

Solos:         YE BANKS & BRAES: (Scottish), Jill

                   LOCH LOMOND: (Scottish), Ian

 

Choir:

ARIRANG: (Korean), arr. Chen Yi, adapted by Felix Yeung

THE FLOWING STREAM: (Yunnan), arr. Chen Yi

PAO MA LIU LIU: (Xikang), arr. Zhao Yu-shu, adapted by Felix Yeung

 

Quartets:    THE ASH GROVE: (Welsh),

                   WILL YE NO COME BACK AGAIN? (Scottish)

                   (arr. Felix Yeung), Jill, Felix, Ian & Paul

 

Solos:         THE LARK IN THE CLEAR AIR: (Irish), Daphne

                   MY LAGAN LOVE: (Irish), Jill

 

Choir:

SHENANDOAH: (Traditional American), arr. Darmon Meader

SWANSEA TOWN: (Welsh), arr. Gustav Holst

THE SAILOR & YOUNG NANCY: (Norfolk) arr. E J Moeran

 

THE DARK EYED SAILOR: (English) arr. R. Vaughan-Williams

THE LOVER’S GHOST: (English) arr. R. Vaughan-Williams

JUST AS THE TIDE WAS FLOWING: (English) arr. R. Vaughan-Williams

 

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Friday 4th December 2009, Christmas Concert, conducted by Greg Hallam:

 

Clemens non Papa: Magi Veniunt

Ord:Adam lay ybounden

Perez:Gloria Laus

 

The Angel Gabriel

 

Handl: Ecce Concipies

Bruckner: Virga Jesse Floruit

 

It came upon the Midnight clear (with audience)

Jesus Christ the Apple Tree

Guerrero: Canite Tuba

 

O come, O come, Immanuel

Praetorius: From Jesse’s Stock Upspringing

R R Bennett: Five Carols

There is no Rose

Out of your Sleep

That Younge Child

Sweet was the Song

Susanni

 

Angels from the Realms of Glory (with audience)

 

Byrd: O Magnum Mysterium

                                                                  

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Friday 3rd July, 2009, Conductor: Greg Hallam

 

 

Franz Joseph Haydn               Te Deum (for the Empress Marie Therese)

(1732 – 1809)                                

 

William Byrd                         Ave Verum Corpus

(1543 – 1623)

 

Alonso Lobo                          Vivo ego, dicit Dominus

(ca.1555 – 1617)

 

Dietrich Buxtehude               Magnificat

(1637 – 1707)

 

Gabriel Faure                         Requiem:

(1845 – 1924)

                                                          Introit – Kyrie

                                                          Offertorium

                                                          Sanctus

                                                          Pie Jesu

                                                          Agnus Dei

                                                          Libera me

                                                          In Paradisum

 

Soloists:  Jill Luff, Ian Pirie

 

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March 2009, Conducted by Greg Hallam: “Songs and Sonnets”

programme included

George Shearing’s settings of sonnets by Shakespeare,

Vaughan Williams’s Shakespeare Songs,

E.J. Moeran: Under the Greenwood Tree,

Stanford: The Bluebird,

And music by:

 

John Dowland, Orlando di Lassus, John Willbye

 

Hubert Parry, and Cole Porter.

 

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December 2008, Conducted by Greg Hallam: Music for Advent:

 

Resonet in LaudibusHandl

O Magnum Mysterium – Victoria

Hodie Christus Natus estSweelinck

Almighty and Everlasting God – Gibbons

O Little Town of Bethlehem (with audience)

Cibavit Eos – Byrd

Coventry Carol – arr. Shaw

A Hymn to the Virgin – Britten

O Quam GloriosumVictoria

Es ist ein Ros EntsprungenVulpius

Sancte Deus – Tallis

Dixit Maria – Hassler

Away in a Manger – Jacques

Ave Maria – Parsons

Hark the Herald Angels Sing (with audience)

Salve ReginaPoulenc

In Dulci Jubilo - Praetorius

 

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June 2008, Conductor: Huw Morgan: Summer Concert:

 

Part-songs and madrigals, featuring the work of the 19th century composer Robert Pearsall (1795 – 1856) and his contemporaries.

 

Pearsall’s music is not as well-known as it should be, and our conductor Huw Morgan has been researching and editing his madrigals and part-songs, which seem in style to belong to the sixteenth century rather than the nineteenth! 

 

Music by Pearsall:

 

          O Who will o’er the Downs so Free,

          My Bonny Lass She Smileth,

          I Saw Lovely Phillis,

          Purple Glow the Forest Mountains

 

Other music in this concert included: 

 

          Orlando Gibbons: Ah, Dear Heart

          Thomas Ford: Since First I Saw Your Face

          William Horsley: Come, Gentle Zephyr

          William Paxton: Breathe Soft, ye Winds

          Thomas Campion: Never weather-beaten sail

          John Stainer: Cupid, Look About Thee

          Benjamin Britten: The Evening Primrose

          Gerald Finzi: My Spirit Sang all day

          C Hubert Parry: Music, when Soft Voices Die

          C.V. Stanford: Heraclitus

 

Solos: Two Shakespeare settings by Thomas Arne:

 

          Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind (Soloist: Jill Luff)

          When Daisies Pied (Soloist: Ian Pirie).

 

 

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Easter 2008, Conductor: Huw Morgan.

 

Richard Farrant               Call To Remembrance         

Henryry Purcell               Remember not, Lord, our offences

Henry Purcell                  Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts

Cristobal de Morales       Peccantem me quotidie

 

PALM SUNDAY

Gregorian chant                Vexilla Regis prodeunt

Tomas Luis de Victoria    Pueri Hebraeorum

Orlando Gibbons              Hosanna to the Son of David

 

MAUNDY THURSDAY

Gregorian chant                  Ubi Caritas

Gregorian chant                  Tantum Ergo

Felice Anerio                      Christus factus est

Orlando Gibbons              Drop Drop Slow Tears

 

GOOD FRIDAY

Tomas Luis de Victoria      Improperia

John IV of Portugal            Crux fidelis

Thomas Tallis                      Salvator Mundi

Orlando di Lasso                 Adoramus te Christe

Rodrigo de Ceballos           Posuerunt super caput eius

Tomas Luis de Victoria      Vere Languores

 

EASTER VIGIL

GP da Palestrina                Sicut cervus

Gregorian chant                 Vidi aquam

Jacob Handl                       Ecce quomodo

 

EASTER DAY

Francesco Soriano            Regina Caeli

Ludovico da Viadana       Exsultate Iusti

Heinrich Schutz                Cantate Domino

William Byrd                    Sing Joyfully

 

ASCENSCION

Luca Marenzio                 O Rex Gloriae

Peter Philips                    Ascendit Deus

 

PENTECOST

Thomas Tallis                 If ye love me

Gregor Aichinger          Factus est repente

GP da Palestrina             Gloria (Missa Iam Christus Astra Ascenderat)

 

 

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December 2007, Conductor: Huw Morgan: A Christmas Concert:

 

Hans Leo HasslerMissa Dixit Maria                                    Kyrie

                                                                                                   Gloria

 

Basque Noel, Arr Edgar Pettman                         The Angel Gabriel

 

Hans Leo HasslerMissa Dixit Maria                                Sanctus

                                                                                           Benedictus

                                                                                            Agnus Dei

 

William Matthias – Ave Rex                                                 Ave Rex

                                               Alleluya, a new work is come on hand

                                                                                   There is no rose

                                                                                     Sir Christemas

                                                                                  Ave Rex (repeat)

 

Huw Morgan - Aperiatur Terra (Let the Earth Open):

First Performance of a piece Composed for the Cappella Singers:

 

                                                                             Mattins Responsory

                                                                                       Advent Prose

                                                       There is a flow’r sprung of a tree

                                                                                        Shone to him

                                                                            Vespers Responsory

 

Arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams             O Little Town of Bethlehem

                                                                                                             

Basque Noel, arr. Edgar Pettman                              I Saw a Maiden

 

Arr. John Rutter                                                         Sans Day Carol

 

Basque Noel, arr. David Willcocks                          The Infant King

 

John Rutter                                                                  Nativity Carol

 

Arr. David Willcocks                                              The First Nowell

 

 

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Friday 6th July 2007, Conductor: Huw Morgan.

Songs for a Summer’s Evening

 

 

A joint concert with the James Oglethorpe School Choirs.

 

Performed by the Cappella Singers:

 

Anon (arr Huw Morgan)       Summer is icumen in

Thomas Morley          Now is the month of Maying

Henry Lawes              Gather ye rosebuds while ye may

John Farmer               Fair Phillys

 

Thomas Morley          Sing we and chant it

Luca Marenzio           Scaldava il sol

John Dowland            Weep you no more, sad fountains

 

Robert Pearsall          Who shall have my lady fair?

Edward Elgar             As Torrents in Summer

Benjamin Britten       The Evening Primrose (from 5 Flower Songs)

 

Arthur Sullivan          The Long Day Closes

George Gershwin       Prelude number 2 (Huw Morgan piano solo)

Samuel Barber           Sure on this shining night

 

 

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April 2007, Conductor: Will Dawes

 

Held at Langtons Hall, Hornchurch.

                                                                                          

“William Byrd and Other Birds”

 

Kyrie (from the Mass for four voices)                        William Byrd (1543-1623)

 

The Silver Swan                                                  Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

 

The Blue Bird                                                     C Villers Stanford (1852-1924)

Soloist:  Jill Luff

 

Gloria        (from the Mass for four voices)                        William Byrd

 

Harp & ‘Cello Duet:    The Swan                      Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) from The Carnival of Animals arr. David Burton

 

                                      On Wings of Song                 Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47) arr. Daniel Burton

Harpist:  Hilary Barkwith            

‘Cellist:  Tim Handel

 

Choir:

 

The Turtle Dove                                                 R Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Soloist:  Ian Pirie

 

Credo         (from the Mass for four voices)               William Byrd

 

Sanctus, Benedictus                                            William Byrd

 

Sweet Suffolk Owl                                                       Thomas Vautour (1600-20)

 

Il Bianco e Dolce Cigno                                              Jacques Arcadelt (1507-68)

 

Agnus Dei                                                           William Byrd

 

Harp & Flute Duet:      The Gentle Dove           Trad. Welsh adapted from an arrangement by Meinir Heulyn

 

                                      The Blackbird               Trad. Welsh adapted from an arrangement by Meinir Heulyn

 

                                      The Rising of the Lark Trad. Welsh arr Meinir Heulyn

Harpist:  Hilary Barkwith   

Flautist:  Linda Hayden

 

Choir:

 

Ye Little Birds                                                    Gustav Holst (1874-1934)

 

Lullaby of Birdland                                            George Shearing (b.1919) arr. Jenny Ewington

 

The Goslings                                                       Frederick Bridge (1844-1924)

 

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December 2006: “Seasonal Music”: Conductor: Will Dawes

 

A Boy was Born                                                 Benjamin Britten

Gloria in Excelsis Deo                                       Thomas Weelkes

Torches                                                                Jean Joubert

 

Organ Solo: Von Himmel hoch, da komm ich her, BWV 700   J.S. Bach

 

Five Carols                             Richard Rodney Bennett

                                               

1. There is no Rose: (words: Anon.)

2. Out of your sleep: (Words: 15th century, Anon.)

3. That Younge Child: (Words: Anon.)

4. Sweet was the song: (Words: William Ballett, 17th century)

5. Susanni: (Words: 14th century)

 

O magnum mysterium William Byrd

O Holy Night (Words: Cappeau de Roqemaure)       Adolphe Adam

 

Organ:      In Dulci Jubilo, BWV 729                       J.S. Bach             

 

All this time (Words: 16th century)                             William Walton

The Lamb (Words: William Blake)                             John Tavener

Sir Christemas (Words: Anon, ca. 1500)                    William Mathias

 

Organ: Chorale (1996)                                               William Mathias

 

Choir (women): I sing of a maiden (Words: traditional) Patrick Hadley

Today the Virgin (Words: Mother Thekla)                 John Tavener

Ave Maria                                                                     Robert Parsons

The Twelve Days of Christmas (Traditional)             John Rutter

         

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July 2006 New Windmill Hall, Upminster:

 

Summer Soireé: Songs of Love and Devotion

 

Conductor: Graham Walker

 

          Dixit Maria by Hassler

          Crucifixus by Lotti

          Exsultate Deo by Palestrina

 

          Bach: Sarabande and Gigue from Suite No. 4, for solo cello – soloist Graham Walker.

 

          Mendelssohn:

                   Psalm 43 (Richte mich, Gott)

                   Kyrie Eleison

                   Lift Thine Eyeyes (from Elijah) – Jenny Ewington, Cathy Edkins and Jill Pirie.

                   For He shall give His Angels (from Elijah).

 

          Britten: The Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard (mens’ voices)

 

          Brahms: Two Songs Opus 91, for contralto, cello and piano – Jill Luff, Graham Walker and Susie Summers.

 

          Brahms: Love Song Waltzes.

 

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March 2006: Spring Concert: Conductor Graham Walker

 

Mozart: Laudate Dominum, Ave Verum Corpus.

Haydn: Insanae et Vanae Curae

 

Organ solo: Bach: Prelude in E Flat BWV 552

 

Faure: for female voices:

Cantique de Jean Racine;

Maria Mater Gratiae;

Ave verum;

Tantum ergo;

Ave Maria.

 

Finzi: Lo, the Full Final Sacrifice.

 

Organ solo: Bach Fugue in E Flat BWV 552.

 

Elgar: Give unto the Lord.

 

Vaughan Williams: Lord, Thou has been our Refuge.

 

Soloists: Jill Luff, Kathryn Reynolds, Ian Pirie, Tim Handel, Judith Holt.

Trumpet: Stuart Bristow.

Organist: Allan Walker.

 

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December 2005: Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols:

Conductor Graham Walker

Also:

 

Britten: A Hymn to the Virgin

Bruckner: Virga jesse Floruit

Flecha: Riu, riu, chiu

Byrd: Rorate Caeli Desuper

Parsons: Ave Maria

Together with some traditional Christmas carols.

 

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July 2005: Music on a Summer Evening

Conductor: Graham Walker

 

Together with the James Oglethorpe School Choir:

 

Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo by Michael Flanders and Joseph Horovitz.

 

The Cappella Singers:

 

Two Tudor Anthems:

 

           William Byrd: Ave Verum Corpus

 

           Orlando Gibbons: O Clap your hands

 

          Gerald Finzi: settings of poems by Robert Bridges.

 

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April 16th 2005, at Langtons Hall, Hornchurch

Voices in Spring

 

Conductor: Graham Walker

with the Rees Quartet

 

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710 – 17360:                    Stabat Mater

Soloists: Jenny Ewington (Soprano), Jill Luff (Alto).

 

John Bennett (fl. 1599 – 1614):                                 All Creatures Now

 

C.V. Stanford (1982 – 1924):                                     Heraclitus

 

Robert Pearsall (1795 – 1856):                                  Lay a Garland

 

John Dowland (1563 – 1626):                                    Can she Excuse my Wrongs

 

Frederick Delius (1862 – 1934):                                To be sung on a summer night on the water

 

John Willbye (1574 – 1638):                                      Draw on, Sweet Night

 

Gerald Finzi (1901 – 1956):                                       My Spirit Sang all Day.

 

 

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December 2004 with The James Oglethorpe Primary School Choir:

 

“Glad Tidings”

 

Conductors: Graham Walker,

Michelle Twine (The James Oglethorpe Primary School Choir)

 

Cappella Singers:                 Dixit Maria, by Hans Leo Hassler

 

                                                Magnificat from Gloucester Service, by Herbert Howells.

                                       

                                                The Virgin’s Cradle Hymn (Dormi, Jesu!), by Edmund Rubbra

                                     

Oglethorpe School:              Let me tell you about a baby, by Mark and Helen Johnson

 

Cappella Singers:                 There were shepherds abiding in the field (Recitative from Messiah)

                                                Glory to God (Chorus from Messiah), by Friedrich Handel

Guest Soprano:  Jenny Ewington

 

Cappella Singers:                 Shepherd’s Pipe Carol, by John Rutter

 

Oglethorpe School:              The First Noel, by Chris Carter

 

Cappella Singers:                 The Three Kings, by Peter Cornelius, arr. Ivor Atkins

Soloist: Jill Luff                                                         

 

Oglethorpe School:              Hi-Dom, Anon., arranged Jan Holdstock

 

Organist: Paul Plummer

 

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June 2004 with The James Oglethorpe Junior Choir: “A Musical Evening”

 

Conductors: Graham Walker

Michelle Twine (The James Oglethorpe Primary School Choir)

 

Duet: Deborah Rowles and Jill Luff: I Know Him So Well, from Chess.

 

The Cappella Singers:

Geistliches Lied, by Brahms

Gloria in Excelsis Deo, by Thomas Weelkes

 

James Ogelthorpe Junior Choir:

Swing Low Medley

 

Cello Solo: The Swan, by Saint-Saens

 

The Cappella Singers:

The Lord is my Shepherd, by Schubert

 

James Oglethorpe Choir:

Lean On Me

Fame

 

The Cappella Singers:

Learsongs, by William Mathias

 

Solo: Claire London: Fields of gold, by Eva Cassidy

 

James Oglethorpe Choir:

Let It Be, Beatles

With a Little help from my Friends, Beatles

 

Cappella Singers and James Oglethorpe Choir: Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart

 

Piano: Graham Walker and Claire London.

 

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March 2004 Brahms: Requiem

Conductor: Graham Walker

 

Soloists: Armin Zanner (Baritone)

              Jill Luff (Soprano)

 

Also:

 

“When David Heard” by Thomas Weelkes

 

Hear My Prayer, by Mendelssohn

 

Wash Me Throughly by Samuel Wesley

 

Litanies a la Vierge Noire, by Poulenc.

 

Organist: Allan Walker

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Nov 2003 “Glad Tidings”

 

Conductor: Graham Walker

Organist: Allan Walker  

 

Three Renaissance Advent motets:

 

Vigilate, by William Byrd

Almighty and Everlasting God, by Orlando Gibbons

Gloria in Excelsis Deo, by Thomas Weelkes

 

Organ solos: Bach’s Chorale Prelude “Wachet Auf”, and two settings of In Dulci Jubilo

 

Three English Anthems:

 

Blessed city, by Edward Bairstow

Evening Hymn, by Balfour Gardiner

For Lo, I Raise Up, by Stanford

 

Two Christmas Songs:

Jesus the Apple Tree, by Elizabeth Poston

There is a Flower, by John Rutter

 

Three Christmas songs:

 

Look Up Sweet Babe, by Lennox Berkeley

Ave Maris Stella, by Grieg

Salve Regina, by Francis Poulenc

 

Two Carols:

 

Coventry carol

Ding Dong! Merrily on High

 

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July, 2003 “Songs on a Summer Evening”

 

Conductor: Graham Walker.

 

Three Tudor Anthems by William Byrd :

          Rorate Coeli 

          Ne Irascaris Domine

          Haec Dies

 

Cello solo:  Allemande from Cello Suite No 6 by J.S. Bach (soloist: Graham Walker)

 

Victorian anthems:

 

          C.V. Stanford (Beati Quorum Via, Justorum Animae, Coelos Ascendit Hodie)

 

          C. Hubert H. Parry: My Soul there is a Country

 

Three French Choral pieces:

 

          G. Faure: Les Djinns

 

          C. Saint-Saens: Les Fleurs et les Arbres, and Calme des Nuits.

 

Tenor solos:  En Sourdine by C. Debussy and Nell by G. Fauré (soloist: Ian Pirie)

 

Springtime madrigals and Songs:

 

          Now is the Month of Maying (T. Morley)

 

          Fire! Fire! (T. Morley)

 

          Under the Greenwood Tree: Love is a Sickness; and         

          Spring, the Sweet Spring (from Songs of Springtime, by E.J. Moeran)

 

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March 2003, Spring Concert

Conductor: Graham Walker

 

Marcel Dupre: Le Monde dans l’Attente du Savieur (organist: Alan Walker)

 

Thomas Tallis (1505 – 85): O Nata Lux, and Salvator Mundi

 

Peter Warlock (1894 – 1930): Bethlehem Down

 

John Tavener (b. 1944): O Do Not Move

 

Jacob Handl (1550 – 91): Omnes de Saba Venient

 

Schutz: Praise to Thee Lord Jesus

 

William Byrd (1543 – 1623): Civitas Sancti Tui

 

Thomas Tallis: Salvator Mundi

 

Edward C. Bairstow (1874 – 1946): Lamentations of Jeremiah

 

C. Hubert Parry (1848 – 1918): There is an Old Belief

 

John Stainer (1840 – 1901): God So Loved the World (from The Crucifixion)

 

Marcel Dupre: Crucifixion (organ solo: Alan Walker)

 

Heinrich Schutz (1585 – 1672): Praise to Thee, Lord Jesus

 

J.S. Bach (1685 – 1750): At The Sepulchre (from the St John Passion)

 

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Dec. 2002: “An Advent Celebration”

 

Conductor: Graham Walker.

 

Advent Antiphons

 

Byrd: Rorate Coeli

 

Wood: O Thou, the Central Orb

 

Parson: Ave Maria

 

Hadley: I Sing of a Maiden

 

Victoria: O Magnum Mysterium

 

Sweelinck: Hodie Christus Natus Est

 

Tavener: The Lamb, and A Christmas Proclamation.

 

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Nov 2001: “Homage to Saint Cecilia” Conductor: Freda Drage

 

Purcell:                Ode on St Cecilia’s Day 1692

 

Schubert:             To Music

 

Purcell:                If Music be the Food of Love

 

Britten:                Hymn to St Cecilia

 

Howells:              Hymn to St Cecilia

 

White:                  There is sweet music here

 

Finzi:                             God is gone up

 

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July 2001: “Songs of Love and Longing”: Conductor: Freda Drage.

 

Schubert:             arrangements for choir from Winterreise

                             Thou Art my Rest (for trio)

 

Matthias:             Shakespeare Songs

 

Vaughan Williams:      from In Windsor Forest

 

Farrar:                 To Daffodils

 

Ireland:                The Hills

 

Howells:              The Scribe

 

 

For list of pieces previous to 2001, performed under Freda Drage, go to: Freda Drage Repertoire

 

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