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PREVIOUS CONCERTS


1999


Sunday 5th December 1999

St. Andrews and St. Georges, Stevenage

A Family Carol Concert


Programme included:

O Come, all ye faithful

Trad. arr. D. Willcocks

What Sweeter Music

Words - Robert Herrick,
Music - Richard Rodney Bennett

Shepherds Farewell

Words - Paul England,
Music - Hector Berlioz

Torches

Galacian carol,
Music - J. Joubert

Good King Wenceslas

Words - J Neale,Tune from Piae Cantones,
  arr. Reginald Jacques

Sing the Christmas Story!

Barrie Carson Turner

A Special Song 

Colin Evans

Because of Him

Peter Carnwell

Let´s tell the world

Barrie Carson Turner

O little town of Bethlehem

Trad. arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams

Once in Royal Davids City

Alexander/Gauntlet arr. D. Willcocks

This is the truth

Trad. arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams

Nativity Carol

John Rutter

Rocking

Czech carol arr. D. Willcocks

Sussex Carol

English Trad. arr. D. Willcocks

The Cherry Tree Carol

English Trad. arr. D. Willcocks

All in the Morning

Words - Trad.,
Music - Douglas Coombes

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.

Music by F. Mendelssohn


Also included were some brass pieces performed by Buccinate Brass Ensemble

Soloists:

Graham Pointon :

Organ and Keyboard


St. Nicholas School Choir
Conductor : Heather Brewer

Buccinate Brass Ensemble

Stevenage Choral Society
Conductor : Douglas Coombes


Saturday 15th October 1999

Royal Albert Hall, London

This is a Herts Joint Choirs concert where the Choral Society took part

Programme:

Symphony No. 8

Gustav Mahler

Symphony No. 5 for Organ

Charles-Marie Widor


Soloists:

Andrew Parnell :

Organ


Westminster Philharmonic Orchestra
Stevenage Choral Society
Conductor : Derek Harrison


Sunday 30 May, Tuesday 1st June and Wednesday 2nd June 1999

St. Nicholas Church, St. Ursula Church and St. Giles Church, Prague


Programme:

Awake, thou wintry earth

J.S. Bach

Ave Verum Corpus

W.A. Mozart

Holy, Holy, Holy

P.I. Tchaikovsky

Passacaglia

Buxtehude

Almighty and everlasting God

Orlando Gibbons

Verily, verily I say unto you

Thomas Tallis

Ave Verum Corpus

Edward Elgar

O Trinity, most blessed light

Words - St. Ambrose,
Music - C. Kenneth Turner

Voluntary in A minor

Cosyn

Canzona Quarta

Frescobaldi

Sacerdotes Domini

William Byrd

Lord that descendedst, Holy Child

Words - Eric Milner Wright,
Music - Eric Gritton

O Christ, O blessed Lord

Richard Wagner

Sonata No. 2 (1st. movement - lebhaft)

Hindemith

Ave Verum Corpus

William Byrd

Oculi omnium

Charles Wood

Panis angelicus

Camille Saint-Saëns

Lord, I trust thee

G.F. Handel


Soloists:

Christopher Dexter-Mills :

Organist



Stevenage Choral Society
Conductor : Mark Lowther


Saturday 15th May 1999

Holy Saviour Church, Radcliffe Road, Hitchin

A Concert of Sacred Music


Programme:

Awake,thou wintry earth

J.S. Bach

Ave Verum Corpus

W.A. Mozart

Holy, Holy, Holy

P.I. Tchaikovsky

Fugue in E flat

J.S.Bach

Almighty and everlasting God

Orlando Gibbons

Verily, verily I say unto you

Thomas Tallis

Ave Verum Corpus

Edward Elgar

O Trinity, most blessed light

Words - St. Ambrose,
Music - C. Kenneth Turner

Allegretto grazioso

Frank Bridge

Sacerdotes Domini

William Byrd

Lord that descendedst, Holy Child

Words - Eric Milner Wright,
Music - Eric Gritton

O Christ, O blessed Lord

Richard Wagner

Prelude Op. 29, No. 1

Gabriel Pierne

Ave Verum Corpus

William Byrd

Oculi omnium

Charles Wood

Panis angelicus

Camille Saint-Saëns

Lord, I trust thee

G.F. Handel


Soloists:

Rufus Frowde :

Organist


Stevenage Choral Society
Conductor : Mark Lowther


Saturday 13th March 1999

St. Andrews and St. George, Stevenage

Poulenc


Programme:

Three Penitential Motets

Poulenc

Concerto Champêtre

Poulenc

Three songs from Fiançailles pour rire

Poulenc

Two Poèmes de Louis Aragon

Poulenc

Gloria

Poulenc


Soloists:

Sarah Colligan :

Soprano

Malcolm Hicks :

Harpsichord

Trevor Hughes :

Piano

Luke Richards :

Reader

Ruth Garrod :

Reader

David Ralph :

Organist and Pianist


Stevenage Choral Society and Orchestra
Conductor : Mark Lowther


1998


Saturday 6th December 1998

St. Andrew and St. George, Stevenage


Programme:

Overture "Coriolan"

Beethoven

The Cherry Tree Carol

Trad. arr. D. Willcocks

Lute-book Lullaby

W. Ballet arr. Geoffrey Shaw

All this time

Words - 16th century,
Music William Walton

Symphony No. 8 in B minor
"The Unfinished"

F. Schubert

Ding Dong, Merrily on High

Words - G.R. Woodward,
Tune arr. D. Willcocks

Two short Motets
  Ubi Est?
  Gratia Domini Nostra

Malcolm Pointon

The Child that Mary bore

Paul Adrian Rooke

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Suite

John McCabe

The Winter Bird

Libretto - Sean Street,
Music - Douglas Coombes


Soloists:

Christine Vincent :

Soprano

Ron Hollings :

Tenor

Emily Creed :

Soprano

Graham Pointon :

Accompanist

Douglas Coombes :

Narrator


Hitchin Symphony Orchestra
Conductor : Paul Adrian Rooke

Stevenage Choral Society 
Conductor : Trevor Hughes


Saturday 10th October 1998

St. Andrew and St. George, Stevenage

English Folk Songs and a Celebration of the Music of George Gershwin


Programme:

Swansea Town

Folk Song arr.G. Holst

I love my love

Cornish Folk Song arr.G. Holst

Autumn Evening (Op. 14, No. 1)

Words - Arthur McQuarie,
Music - Roger Quilter

April

Words - William Watson,
Music - Roger Quilter

The Oak and the Ash

Trad. arr. Edward Bairstow

The Keel Row

Trad. arr. John Byrt

Four Studies in English Folk Song
for Clarinet and Piano

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Searching for Lambs

Malcolm Pointon

The Sailor and the young Nancy

Norfolk folk song arr. E. J. Moeran

On the brow of Richmond Hill

Henry Purcell

Someone is sending me flowers

Words - Sheldon Harnick,
Music - David Baker

Celebration of the music of George Gershwin
  1)  By Strauss
  2)  Somebody Loves Me
  3)  Fascinating Rhythm
  4)  Summertime
  5)  My Mans Gone Now
  6)  Porgy, I´s Yo´ Woman now
  7)  They Can´t take that away from me
  8)  Our Love is here to stay
  9)  The Man I Love
 10) They all laughed
 11) I got Rhythm

George Gershwin


Soloists:

Helen Mountain :

Mezzo - Soprano

Gillian Hughes :

Clarinet and Saxophone

Janet Tothill :

Double Bass

Chris Baron :

Percussion

Trevor Hughes :

Piano

Graham Pointon :

Narrator


Stevenage Choral Society
Conductor : Trevor Hughes


Sunday 20th June 1998

St. Mary's Church,Old Hunstanton


Programme:

The Creation

Haydn


Soloists:

Susan Heaton-Wright :

Soprano

Andrew Lockwood :

Tenor

Edward Peters :

Bass

Bryan Ellum :

Organist


Stevenage Choral Society
Conductor : Trevor Hughes


Sunday 14th June 1998

Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage


Programme:

The Creation

Haydn


Soloists:

Susan Heaton-Wright :

Soprano

Andrew Lockwood :

Tenor

Edward Peters :

Bass



Stevenage Choral Society and Symphony Orchestra
Conductor : Trevor Hughes


Saturday 14th March 1998

St. Andrew and St. George, Stevenage


Programme:

Quatre Chansons

G. Faure

Cantique de Jean Racine

G. Faure

L´Horizon Chimérique

G. Faure

Canticle of Fire

Malcolm Williamson

Requiem

G. Faure


Soloists:

Malcolm Hicks :

Organ

Emily Creed :

Soprano

Edward Peters :

Baritone

Elaine Henson :

Mezzo Soprano


Stevenage Choral Society and Orchestra
Conductor : Trevor Hughes


1997


Sunday 7th December 1997

St. Andrew and St, George, Stevenage


Programme:

O Come, all ye faithful

Trad arr. D. Willcocks

Quelle est cette odeur

French Trad arr. D. Willcocks

O little town of Bethlehem

Walford Davies

Angel Tidings

Moravian Trad arr. John Rutter

It came upon the midnight clear

Trad, music by Arthur Sullivan arr. D. Willcocks

The twelve Days of Christmas

Arr. by Kazdin

Once in Royal David´s city

Alexander/Gauntlet arr. D. Willcocks

Shepherds´ Farewell

Words - Paul England, Music - Hector Berlioz

Sans Day Carol

Cornish Trad. arr. John Rutter

Unto us is born a son

Words - Woodward, tune from Piae Cantiones arr. D. Willcocks

While Shepherds watched

Este´s Psalter arr. D. Willcocks

Boar´s Head Carol

Trad. arr. Elizabeth Poston

White Christmas

Irving Berlin arr. W Dutroit

God rest you merry gentlemen

Trad. arr. D. Willcocks

Behold, a simple tender babe

Brian Hall

Masters in this hall

Words - William Morris, arr. D. Willcocks

The First Nowell

Trad. arr. D. Willcocks

Jingle bells

Trad. arr. Derek Ashmore

Adam lay ybounden

Words - anon, Music - Boris Ord

In place of a King

Debbie Clark

Hark! The Herald Angels sing

Words - C. Wesley and others, Music Mendelssohn arr. D. Willcocks


Soloists:

Bob Davidson :

Bass

Graham Pointon :

Accompanist


Buccinate Brass Ensemble

Stevenage Choral Society
Conductor : Trevor Hughes


Saturday 18th October 1997

St. Andrew and St. George, Stevenage


Programme:

The Messiah

Handel


Soloists:

Louise Hemmings :

Soprano

Jennifer Higgins :

Alto

Matthew Bridle :

Tenor

Ian Boughton :

Bass

David Atkinson :

Organ


North Herts Guild of Singers

Stevenage Choral Society
Conductor : Trevor Hughes


Saturday 21st June 1997, Sunday 29th June 1997

St. Mary´s Church, Heacham, St. Thomas More Church, Knebworth

A Midsummer Serenade


Programme included some of the following:

All creatures now

John Bennett

Come Shepherds, Follow me

John Bennett

All the flowers of the Spring

Richard Rodney Bennett

Nunc Dimitis

Geoffrey Burgon

Summertime

George Gershwin

Brigg Fair

Percy Grainger

A Foggy Day in London Town

George Gershwin arr. Trevor Hughes

April is in my mistress´ face

Thomas Morley

It was a lover and his lass

Thomas Morley

All in the April Evening

Hugh Roberton

Younger than Springtime

Richard Rogers

All things bright and beautiful

John Rutter

Gaelic Blessing

John Rutter

Down by the riverside

Trad arr. John Rutter

A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square

Manning Sherwin arr. Trevor Hughes

The Bluebird

C.V. Stanford

Yarmouth Fair

Peter warlock

Easter in St. Mary´s Church

Malcolm Williamson


Soloists:

Adrian Flower :

Organ

Gillian Hughes :

Clarinet

Graham Pointon :

Accompanist

Stevenage Choral Society
Conductor : Trevor Hughes


Saturday 22nd March 1997

St. Andrew and St. George, Stevenage

Brahms centenary Concert - Requiem


Programme:

Academic Festival Overture

Brahms

A German requiem

Brahms


Soloists:

Sarah Miles :

Soprano

Edward Peters :

Baritone


Stevenage Choral Society and Orchestra
Conductor : Trevor Hughes