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PREVIOUS CONCERTS


1996


Saturday 30th November 1996

St. Andrew and St. George, Stevenage


Programme:

O come, O come, Emmanuel

Trad. arr. D. Willcocks

The truth from above

Trad. arr. Vaughn Williams

Adam lay ybounden

Words - anon, Music - Boris Ord

Lo! he comes with clouds descending

Words - C. Wesley et al,
Music - trad arr. D. Willcocks

Symphony No. 8

Beethoven

Es ist ein´ Ros´ entsprungen

German traditional

Il est né le divin enfant

French trad. arr. Paul Rooke

Away in a manger

Herbert Chappell

Jesus Child

John Rutter

A Christmas Cantata

Arthur Honegger


Soloists:

Edward Peters :

Baritone

Jane Homer :

Soprano

Karen Palmer :

Soprano


Hitchin Concert Orchestra
Hitchin Girl´s School Choir

Stevenage Choral Society
Conductors : Paul Adrian Rooke and Trevor Hughes


Saturday 5th October 1996

St. Andrew and St. George, Stevenage


Programme:

Serenade Op. 12, K.388

W.A. Mozart

Two Aequales for 3 Trombones

Bruckner

Serenade Op. 7

Richard Strauss

Mass in E minor

Bruckner


Stevenage Choral Society and Wind Ensemble
Conductor : Trevor Hughes


April 3rd, April 6th and April 11th 1996

United Methodist Church, Damascus, Maryland
Central Presbyterian Church, Downingtown, Pennsylvania
United Methodist Church, Haddonfield, New Jersey


Gloria!

A celebration of Transatlantic Friendship through Music


Programme selected from:

If ye love me

Thomas Tallis

The Crown of Roses ("A Legend")

P.I. Tchaikovsky

Two Choruses from "The Crucifixion"
  1) God so loved the World
  2) The Appeal of the Crucified

John Stainer

Easter in St. Mary´s Church

Malcolm Williamson

Te Deum

John Rutter

Five Negro Sprituals from
"A Child of our Time"
  1) Steal Away
  2) Nobody Knows
  3) Go Down, Moses
  4) By and By
  5) Deep River

Michael Tippett

Gloria

John Rutter

A foggy day in London Town

Words - Ira Gershwin,
Music - George Gershwin arr. Trevor Hughes

A Nightingale sang in Berkeley Square

Words - Eric Mashwitz,
Music - Manning Sherwin arr. Trevor Hughes

Gaelic Blessing

John Rutter


Plus a selection of solo items from the Soloists:


Charlotte Chaney :

Soprano

Gillian Hughes :

Alto

Carol Quinn :

Alto

Ron Hollings :

Tenor

Robert Davidson :

Bass

Gillian Hughes :

Clarinet

David Atkinson :

Organ


Stevenage Choral Society
Conductor : Trevor Hughes


Saturday 9th March 1996

St. Mary´s Church, Hitchin


Programme:

The Holy City

Stephen Adams

The Crown of Thorns ("A Legend")

P.I. Tchaikovsky

L´apparition de l´église eternelle

Olivier Messiaen

Repentir (O Divine Redeemer)

Charles Gounod

Panis Angelicus

César Franck

O Mensch, bewein´ dein´ Sunde gross

J.S. Bach

Lord God of Abraham - from "Elijah"

F. Mendelssohn

If ye love me

Thomas Tallis

The Crucifixion

John Stainer


Soloists:

David Langton :

Tenor

Edward Peters :

Bass

David Atkinson :

Organ

Stevenage Choral Society
Conductor : Trevor Hughes


1995


Saturday 16th December 1995

St. Andrew and St. George, Stevenage

A Family Carol Concert


Programme:

O Come, all ye faithful

Words - anon, arr. D. Willcocks

Wexford Carol

Irish trad. arr. John Rutter

We´ve been awhile a-wandering

Trad. Yorkshire Carol
arr. R. Vaughan Williams

See Amid the Winter Snow

Words - Edward Caswell,
Music - Douglas Coombes

In Dulci Jubilo

German trad. carol arr. John Rutter

Unto us is born a Son

Words - Woodward,
Tune - Piae Cantiones arr. by D. Willcocks

No sad thought his soul affright

Words - v1 anon,v2 U. Vaughan Williams,
Music - R. Vaughan Williams

Flemish Carol

Words translated by R.C. Trevelyan,
Flemish Trad. Carol tune arr. John Rutter

Mater Ora Filium

Words - Anon, Music - Trad. Irish Folk tune
Arr. by Charles Wood and Harrison Oxley

Tomorrow shall be my dancing day

Trad. arr. John Rutter

Donkey Carol

John Rutter

God Rest you Merry, Gentlemen

Trad. arr. D. Willcocks

Candlelight Carol

John Rutter

Away in a manger

Words - Anon, Music W.J. Kirkpatrick
arr. D. Willcocks

The Shepherds´ Cradle Song

Karl Leuner arr. C. MacPherson

Resonemus Laudibus

14th Century carol arr. D. Willcocks

Once in Royal David´s City

Alexander/Gauntlett arr. D. Willcocks

The Crown of Roses

Words - Plechtcheev, translated Dearmer,
Music - P.I. Tchaikovsky

Merry Tijuana

Arr. Derek Ashmore

White Christmas

Composer - Irving Berlin
arr. Trevor Hughes

The Christmas Song

Composers - Mel Torme and Robert Wells
arr. Trevor Hughes

Winter Wonderland

Composers - Dick Smith and Felix Barnard
arr. Trevor Hughes

Hark! The Herald Angels sing

Words - C. Wesley et al,
Music - Mendelssohn arr. D. Willcocks


Buccinate Brass Ensemble

Jubilate!

Stevenage Choral Society
Conductor : Trevor Hughes


14th October 1995

St. Andrew and St. George, Stevenage

Gloria!

A celebration of Transatlantic Friendship through Music

Programme:

Te Deum

John Rutter

Five Negro Sprituals from
"A Child of our Time"
  1) Steal Away
  2) Nobody Knows
  3) Go Down, Moses
  4) By and By
  5) Deep River

Michael Tippett

Suite "A Londoner in New York"

Jim Parker

Andantino

Edwin Lemare

Adagio

Samuel Barber

Humoresque "L´Organo Primitivo"

Pietro Yon

Variations on "America"

Charles Ives

Gloria

John Rutter

Soloists:

Christine Vincent :

Soprano

Trine Mathiason :

Soprano

Lesley Bozwood Davies :

Alto

David Atkinson :

Organ

Graham Pointon :

Accompanist


Buccinate Brass Ensemble

Stevenage Choral Society
Conductor : Trevor Hughes


1994


Sunday 13th November 1994

Royal Albert Hall, London

This concert was a Joint Herts Choirs concert where the Society played its part

Programme:

Tragic Overture

Brahms

Song of Destiny

Brahms

War Requiem

Benjamin Britten

Soloists:

Alison Pearce :

Soprano

Ian Bostridge :

Tenor

David Wilson-Johnson :

Baritone

Alan Haverson :

Organ


Westminster Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor : Johnathan Butcher

Joint Herts Choirs
including
Stevenage Choral Society
Conductor : Derek Harrison


9th October 1994

Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage


Programme:

Elijah

F. Mendelssohn

Soloists:

Kym Amps :

Soprano

Kathryn Turpin :

Mezzo-Soprano

David Langton :

Tenor

Dennis Wiles-Cloves :

Bass

Daniel Revell :

Treble

Graham Pointon :

Accompanist


Stevenage Choral Society and Orchestra
Conductor : Trevor Hughes


7th May 1994

St. Mary´s Church, Hitchin


Programme:

Elijah

F. Mendelssohn


Soloists:

Kym Amps :

Soprano

Kathryn Turpin :

Mezzo-Soprano

David Langton :

Tenor

Dennis Wiles-Cloves :

Bass

David Atkinson :

Organ


Stevenage Choral Society
Conductor : Trevor Hughes


1993


Saturday 12th December 1993

St. Thomas More, Knebworth


Programme:

Once in Royal David´s City

Alexander/Gauntlett arr. D. Willcocks

A Dickensian Cristmas
(extracts from "Sketches by Boz")

Charles Dickens (Reading)

"Christmastide"

(Reading)

The truth from above

Trad. arr. R. Vaughan Williams

"Stir-up Sunday"

(Reading)

Sussex Carol

Trad. arr. D. Willcocks

"Christmas Cards"

(Reading)

The Christmas Card Artillery

William Connor

God rest you merry, Gentlemen

Trad. arr. D. Willcocks

"St. Thomas´s Day"

(Reading)

"Wassailing"

(Reading)

Here we come a-wassailing

Trad. arr. John Rutter

The First Nowell

Trad. arr. D. Willcocks

The Carol Singers

William Sterndale-Bennett

"Saint Nicholas"

(Reading)

"Good King Wenceslas"

(Reading)

Good King Wenceslas

Words - J. Neale,Tune - Piae Cantiones
  arr. by R. Jacques and John Stainer

It came upon the midnight clear

Words - Sears, Trad tune adapted by A. Sullivan,
  arr. D.Willcocks

"Yule Log"

(Reading)

"Mistletoe"

(Reading)

Deck the hall with boughs of Holly

Trad. Welsh carol arr. D. Willcocks

Down in yon forest

Trad arr. John Rutter

"Presents"

(Reading)

I saw three ships

Trad arr. John Rutter

Past Three o´clock

Words - Woodward, Tune - Trad
  arr. John Rutter

O little town of Bethlehem

Words - Brooks, Tune - Trad.
  arr. R Vaughan Williams

"Wren Hunting"

(Reading)

Wexford Carol

Irish trad. arr. J. Rutter

Child in a Manger

Celtic trad. arr. J. Rutter

"Christmas Tree"

(Reading)

"The Crib"

(Reading)

Hark! The herald angels sing

Words - C. Wesley et al,
Music - F. Mendelssohn


Soloists:

Rodney Cole :

Tenor

Gillian Hughes :

Clarinet

Kevin McCalman :

Instrument

Graham Pointon :

Accompanist


Stevenage Choral Society
Conductor : Trevor Hughes


Saturday 2nd October 1993

St. Andrew and St. George, Stevenage

World Premiere performance - Mass by Douglas Coombes


Programme:

The Hundredth Psalm

R. Vaughn Williams

Requiem for the Living

Donald Swann

Mass

Douglas Coombes


Soloists:

Douglas Coombes :

Narrator

Carole Lindsay-Douglas :

Soprano

Gregory Knowles :

Cimbalom

Arthur Soothill :

Percussion

Graham Pointon :

Piano

Gaenor Ellis :

Alto

David Langton :

Tenor

Edard Peters :

Bass


Stevenage Choral Society and Orchestra
Conductor : Trevor Hughes


Sunday 4th April 1993

St. Andrew and St. George, Stevenage


Programme:

Fantasia and Fugue on B.A.C.H.

Franz Liszt

Via Crucis

Franz Liszt

The Crucifixion

John Stainer


Soloists:

David Langton :

Tenor

Edward Peters :

Bass

David Atkinson :

Organ


Stevenage Choral Society
Conductor : Trevor Hughes