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PREVIOUS CONCERTS


2002


7th December 2002

St. Andrews and St. Georges, Stevenage


Programme included:

Fantasia on Christmas Carols

Benjamin Britten

St. Pauls Suite

Gustav Holst

Saint Nicholas

Benjamin Britten


Also included were some piano duets performed by The Saxel Piano Duo

Soloists:

Ron Hollings :

Baritone (choir)

Clifford Williams :

Baritone (choir)

Bob Davidson :

Baritone (choir)

James Edwards :

Tenor

William Pritchard :

Tenor

Sam Green :

Tenor

Andrew Thomson :

Tenor

Tom Golds :

Tenor


Accompanist : Graham Pointon

Stevenage Choral Society and Orchestra
Conductor : Robin Osterley


Saturday 12th October 2002

Norwich Cathedral


Programme:

The All night Vigil ("Vespers")

Sergei Rachmaninov


Soloists:

Carol Eaton :

Contralto

William Cramer :

Tenor

Donald MacLeod :

Reader

Graham Pointon :

Piano


The Jay Singers
Stevenage Choral Society
Conductor : Robin Osterley


Saturday 9th June 2002

Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage


Programme:

Incidental Music to Peer Gynt

Edvard Grieg

Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major K.467

W.A. Mozart

The Selfish Giant

Paul Adrian Rooke


Soloists:

Alex Rowe :

Piano


Hitchin Symphony Orchestra
Conductor : Paul Adrian Rooke

Kingshott Chamber Choir
Music Director : Alison Eales

Stevenage Choral Society
Conductor : Robin Osterley


Saturday 27th April 2002

St. Andrew and St. Georges, Stevenage


Programme:

The All Night Vigil ("Vespers")

Sergei Rachmaninov


Soloists:

Carol Eaton :

Contralto

William Cramer :

Tenor

Donald MacLeod :

Reader

Graham Pointon :

Piano


The Jay Singers
Stevenage Choral Society
Conductor : Robin Osterley


2001


Sunday 9th December 2001

St. Andrews and St. George, Stevenage

A Family Christmas Concert


Programme:

Once in Royal David´s City

Alexander/Gauntlet arr. D. Willcocks

O come, all ye faithful

Unknown arr. D. Willcocks

Deck the Halls

Trad. arr. D. Willcocks

Twelve Days of Christmas

Trad. arr. J. Rutter

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

(Reading)

Silent Night

Mohr/Gruber arr. D. Willcocks

Here we come a-wassailing

Trad. arr. Barrie Carson Turner

The First Nowell

Trad. arr. D. Willcocks

An African Noel

Adapted by Douglas Coombes

Jesus Child

John Rutter

A visit from St. Nicholas

(Reading)

Good King Wencelas

Neale, music arr. R. Jacques

A new Year carol

Words - anon, Music - Benjamin Britten

I saw three ships

Trad. arr. J. Rutter

While Shepherds Watched

Words by N. Tate, Music - Estes Psalter

Frosty the Snowman

Nelson and Rollins

Infant Holy, Infant Lowly

Polish carol, arr. D. Willcocks

Rocking

Czech carol, arr. D. Willcocks

Unto us is born a son

Words by Woodward,
tune arr. D. Willcocks

The 12 Thank you notes of Christmas

(Reading)

God rest you merry, Gentlemen

Trad. arr. D. Willcocks

O little town of Bethlehem

Philips Brooks and Walford Davies

In dulci Jubilo

German arr. by J. Rutter

Torches

J.B. Trend and John Joubert

Hark, the herald angels sing

Music by Mendelssohn


Soloists:

Jeeny Creed :

Reader

Philip Hewitt :

Reader

Joshua Lucy :

Reader

Luke Richards :

Reader

Ruth Garrod :

Reader

David Ralph :

Organist and Pianist


The Leys Singers
Conductor : Vicki Luker

Stevenage Choral Society
Conductor : Robin Osterley


Saturday 13th October 2001

St. Andrew and St. George, Stevenage


Programme:

Ave Verum Corpus

W.A. Mozart

Serenade for Strings in G K.525

W.A. Mozart

Mass No.2 in G, D.167

Franz Schubert

Lauda

Douglas Coombes


Soloists:

Rebecca Watson :

Soprano

Chloë Sitwell :

Contralto

James Edwards :

Tenor

Christopher Wright :

Bass

Malcolm Hicks :

Organ


Stevenage Choral Society and Orchestra
Conductor : Robin Osterley


28th April 2001

St. Andrew and St. George, Stevenage

English Music through the Ages


Programme:

Zadok the Priest

G.F. Handel

Out of the ruins   

Michael Nyman

Organ Concerto No.2 in B flat

G.F. Handel

Three Folk Songs

arr. Higginbottom

Organ Sonata Op. 28 (1st Movement)

Edward Elgar

The Banner of St. George

Edward Elgar

Soloists:

Organist :

Malcolm Hicks


Stevenage Choral Society
Conductor : Robin Osterley


2000


Sunday 10th December

St. Thomas More Church, Knebworth


Programme:

Once in Royal Davids City

Alexander/Gauntlet arr. D. Willcocks

O Come all ye faithful

arr. D. Willcocks

Deck the Halls

Trad. arr. D. Willcocks

Shepherds Pipe Carol

John Rutter

Yes,Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

(Reading)

Unto us is born a Son

Words - Woodward, Tune from Piae Cantones arr. D. Willcocks

Twelve Days of Christmas

Trad. arr. David Carter

The 12 Thank You notes of Christmas

(Reading)

Infant Holy, Infant Lowly

Polish arr. D. Willcocks

O little town of Bethlehem

Words - Philip Brooks, Music - Walford Davies

I saw three ships

Trad. arr. John Rutter

God rest you merry Gentlemen

Trad. arr. D. Willcocks

The Lost Boy

George Mackay Brown (Reading)

Sir Christemas

Words  - Anon, Music - William Mathias

Sans day Carol

Trad. arr. John Rutter

While Shepherds watched

Words - Nahum Tate, Music -from Estes Psalter

Crystallised Fruits

(Reading)

A New Year Carol

Words anon., music Benjamin Britten

An African Noel

Douglas Coombes

Hark! The Herald  Angels sing

Mendelssohn


Soloists:

Christine Vincent :

Soprano

Heather Heritage :

Soprano

Bob Davidson :

Baritone

Diane Butler :

Reader

Ruth Garrod :

Reader

Rebecca Goldby :

Reader

Robin Osterley :

Reader

Keyboard and Organist :

Graham Pointon


Stevenage Choral Society
Conductor : Robin Osterley


Saturday 4th November 2000

St. Andrew and St. George, Stevenage


Programme:

Samson

G.F. Handel


Soloists:

Susan Heaton-Wright :

Soprano

Elaine Henson :

Contralto

Jack Cornwell :

Tenor

Edward Peters :

Bass



Stevenage Choral Society and Orchestra
Conductor : Robin Osterley


Saturday 17th June 2000

St. Andrew and St. George, Stevenage


Programme:

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

Mozart

Concerto for Clarinet, Organ and Strings

Douglas Coombes

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major

J.S. Bach

Gloria

Vivaldi


Soloists:

Trevor Hughes :

Organ

Gillian Hughes :

Clarinet

Christine Vincent :

Soprano

Elaine Henson :

Mezzo Soprano


Stevenage Festival Chorus and Orchestra
Conductor : Douglas Coombes


Saturday 25th March 2000

St. Andrew and St, George, Stevenage

Programme:

Introduction and Trumpet Tune

William Boyce

Lauda Sion

F. Mendelssohn

Carillon - Sortie

Henri Mulet

Nelson Mass

G.F. Haydn


Soloists:

Malcolm Hicks :

Organ

Stevenage Choral Society
Conductor : Douglas Coombes