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PREVIOUS CONCERTS

1992


Thursday 10th December 1992

Central Methodist Hall, Westminster, London


Programme:

O Come, all ye faithful

Words, Oakley et al, Music - Anon
arr. D. Willcocks

This Christmas Night

Words - Mary Wilson, Music - Malcolm Williamson

In Dulci Jubilo

German trad. arr. John Rutter

Jesu,Jesu rest your head

South Appalachian carol arr. D. Coombes

See amid the winter snow

Words - E. Caswell, Music - Douglas Coombes

Songs from "Carols of the Elements"
  1) Softly I plant my flower
  2) The Sounding Air

Words - J.E. Edwards, Music - Douglas Coombes

O little town of Bethlehem

Words - Brooks, Tune - trad arr. R. Vaughn Williams

Choral prelude - "Watchet Auf"

J.S. Bach

Candelight Caroll

Composer - John Rutter

Mater ora Filium

Words - Anon, Tune irish trad. arr. C. Wood and O. Harrison

Silent Night

Words - J. Mohr, Music - Franz Gruber
arr. D. Coombes

Torches

Words - J.B. Trend, Music - John Joubert

God rest you merry, gentlemen

Trad. arr. D. Willcocks

The First Nowell

Trad. arr. D. Willcocks

White Christmas

Composer - Irving Berlin arr. Trevor Hughes

The Christmas Song

Composer - Mel Torme and Robert Wells
arr. Trevor Hughes

Winter Wonderland

Words - Dick Smith, Music - F. Bernard,
arr. Trevor Hughes

Love had come down

Composer - Sharon Hesketh
arr. D. Coombes

Rocky, Rocky Road

West indian Trad. arr. D. Coombes

The Gloucestershire Wassail

Trad. arr. D. Coombes

Good King Wenceslas

Words - J.M. Neale, Music - Anon
arr. John Jacques

Carillon

Herbert Murrill

Angel Tidings

Words - J. Rutter,
Music Moravian trad. arr. John Rutter

Do you hear what I hear?

Composer - N. Regney and G. Shayne arr. Alyn Ainsworth

Jesus Child

Composer - John Rutter

All in the morning

Words - Trad., Music - Douglas Coombes

We wish you a Merry Christmas

Trad. arr. D. Coombes

Hark! The Herald Angels sing

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


Soloists:

Trevor Hughes :

Keyboards and Organ

Douglas Coombes :

Keyboards

Graham Pointon :

Keyboards


The Amici Singers
Conductor : Douglas Coombes

The Diana Kiverstein Singers
Conductor : Diana Kiverstein

Stevenage Choral Society
Conductor : Trevor Hughes


Sunday 6th December 1992

St. Andrew and St. George, Stevenage


Programme:

O Come, all ye faithful

Words, Oakley et al, Music - Anon
arr. D. Willcocks

This Christmas Night

Words - Mary Wilson, Music - Malcolm Williamson

In Dulci Jubilo

German trad. arr. John Rutter

Jesu,Jesu rest your head

South Appalachian carol arr. D. Coombes

See amid the winter snow

Words - E. Caswell, Music - Douglas Coombes

Songs from "Carols of the Elements"
  1) Softly I plant my flower
  2) The Sounding Air

Words - J.E. Edwards, Music - Douglas Coombes

O little town of Bethlehem

Words - Brooks, Tune - trad arr. R. Vaughn Williams

Choral prelude - "Watchet Auf"

J.S. Bach

Candelight Caroll

Composer - John Rutter

Mater ora Filium

Words - Anon, Tune irish trad. arr. C. Wood and O. Harrison

Silent Night

Words - J. Mohr, Music - Franz Gruber
arr. D. Coombes

Torches

Words - J.B. Trend, Music - John Joubert

God rest you merry, gentlemen

Trad. arr. D. Willcocks

The First Nowell

Trad. arr. D. Willcocks

White Christmas

Composer - Irving Berlin arr. Trevor Hughes

The Christmas Song

Composer - Mel Torme and Robert Wells
arr. Trevor Hughes

Winter Wonderland

Words - Dick Smith, Music - F. Bernard,
arr. Trevor Hughes

Love had come down

Composer - Sharon Hesketh
arr. D. Coombes

Rocky, Rocky Road

West indian Trad. arr. D. Coombes

The Gloucestershire Wassail

Trad. arr. D. Coombes

Good King Wenceslas

Words - J.M. Neale, Music - Anon
arr. John Jacques

Carillon

Herbert Murrill

Angel Tidings

Words - J. Rutter,
Music Moravian trad. arr. John Rutter

Do you hear what I hear?

Composer - N. Regney and G. Shayne arr. Alyn Ainsworth

Jesus Child

Composer - John Rutter

All in the morning

Words - Trad., Music - Douglas Coombes

We wish you a Merry Christmas

Trad. arr. D. Coombes

Hark! The Herald Angels sing

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


Soloists:

Trevor Hughes :

Keyboards and Organ

Douglas Coombes :

Keyboards

Graham Pointon :

Keyboards


The Amici Singers
Conductor : Douglas Coombes

The Diana Kiverstein Singers
Conductor : Diana Kiverstein

Stevenage Choral Society
Conductor : Trevor Hughes


Saturday 21st November 1992

St. Mary the Virgin, Heacham


Programme was selected from:

Elegischer gesang, Op. 118

Beethoven

Lass Dich nur nichts nicht dauren, Op. 30
(let nothing ever grive thee)

J. Brahms

Festival Te deum

Britten

Psalm CXLVIII

G. Holst

Magnificat and Nunc Dimitis

Herbert Howells

Now is the month of Maying

Thomas Morley

Sing we and chant it

Thomas Morley

Ave Verum

Mozart

Timor et Tremor

Francis Poulenc

Vinea mea electa

Francis Poulenc

A Gaelic Blessing

John Rutter

Bobby Shaftoe

Trad. arr. Trevor Hughes

A Nightingale sang in Berkeley Square

Maschwitz/Sherwin arr. Trevor Hughes

A Foggy day

George Gershwin arr. Trevor Hughes

Church Sonata No. 4

Mozart (Clarinet)

Two Bagatelles

Gerald Finzi (Clarinet)

Toccata and Fugue in D minor BVW 565

J.S Bach (Organ)

Suite Gothique

Leon Boellmann (Organ)

Toccata, from Symphony No. 5

Charles Marie Widor (Organ)


Soloists:

Christine Vincent :

Soprano

Ron Hollings :

Baritone

Gillian Hughes :

Clarinet

David Atkinson :

Organ

Trevor Hughes :

Organ


Stevenage Choral Society
Conductor : Trevor Hughes


Saturday 7th October 1992

St. Andrew and St. George, Stevenage


Programme:

Magnificat and Nunc Dimitis

Herbert Howells

Penitential Motets

Poulenc

Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani

Poulenc

Requiem Op. 9

Duruflé


Soloists:

Trevor Hughes :

Organ

Arthur Soothill :

Timpani

Marie Vassiliou :

Mezzo-Soprano

Howard Croft :

Baritone

David Atkinson :

Organ


Stevenage Choral Society and Orchestra
Conductors : Trevor Hughes and Douglas Coombes


Sunday 10th May, Sunday 24th May, Monday 25th May,
Tuesday 26th May and Wednesday 27th May

St. Thomas More Church, Knebworth
St. Irminen Kirche, Trier
Basilica St. Castor, Treis-Karden
Evangelische Kirch, Oberlahnstein
Marktplatz, Rudesheim


Programme selected from:

Elegischer gesang, Op. 118

Beethoven

Lass Dich nur nichts nicht dauren, Op. 30
(let nothing ever grive thee)

J. Brahms

Festival Te deum

Britten

Civitas Sancti Tui
(Bow Thine ear, O Lord)

William Byrd

How Fair is thy Face (from Four Psalms Op 74)

Edvard Grieg

Psalm CXLVIII

G. Holst

Magnificat and Nunc Dimitis

Herbert Howells

Now is the month of Maying

Thomas Morley

Sing we and chant it

Thomas Morley

Ave Verum

Mozart

Bobby Shaftoe

Trad. arr. Trevor Hughes

A Gaelic Blessing

John Rutter

Two for the price of One

Folk Songs arr. Andrew Carter

Also included were solo pieces for Organ and Clarinet


Soloists:

Christine Vincent :

Soprano

Ron Hollings :

Baritone

Gillian Hughes :

Clarinet

David Atkinson :

Organ


Stevenage Choral Society
Conductor : Trevor Hughes


1991


Sunday 15th December 1991

St. Andrew and St. George, Stevenage

A Family Carol Concert


Programme:

O Come, all ye faithful

Composer unknown arr. Willcocks

"A Week to Christmas"

(Reading - reader Heather Newstead)

And the Glory of the Lord
from The Messiah

G.F. Handel

God rest you merry, Gentlemen

trad. arr. Willcocks

Extracts from "memories of Christmas" by Dyland Thomas

(Reading - reader Tony Hodges)

The Carol Singers

T.C. Sterndale Bennett

Good King Wenceslas

Words anon, Tune - Piae Cantiones
arr. R. jacques

"Christmas" by John Betjeman

(Reading - reader Shelagh Sherwood)

This Christmas Night

Words - Mary Wilson, Music - Malcolm Williamson

O little town of Bethlehem

Trad arr. R. Vaughn Williams

Nazareth

Charles Gounod

In Dulci Jubilo

Trad. German arr. John Rutter

Once in Royal David´s City

H.J. Gauntlet

Unto us is born a Son

CTune - Piae Cantiones arr. Willcocks

For unto us a son is born
from The Messiah

G.F. Handel

Reading - Luke 2 v8-16

(Reading - reader Sheila Howard)

While Shepherds watched

Words - Nahum Tate, Tune - Este´s Psalter
arr. D. Willcocks

"The Journey of the Magi" by T.S. Eliot

(Reading - reader Marian Davidson)

Jesus Child

John Rutter

Do you hear what I hear?

N Regney and G. Shayne arr. Alyn Ainsworth

It came upon the midnight clear

Words - E.H. Sears,
Music - Trad. adapted A. Sullivan

Hush! My dear

Words - Isaac Watts, Tune - French arr. Willcocks

Angel Tidings

Moravian trad. arr. John Rutter

John 1 v1-14

(Reading - reader Corinne Lancaster)

Hark! The Herals angels sing

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


Soloists:

Rodney Cole :

Tenor

Bob Davidson :

Baritone

Nigel Gaston :

Keyboard

Graham Pointon :

Keyboard


Stevenage Choral Society
Conductor : Trevor Hughes


Saturday 12th October 1991

St. Andrew and St. George, Stevenage


Programme:

Stabat Mater

Pergolesi

Requiem

Mozart


Soloists:

Kym Amos :

Soprano

Angus Davidson :

Counter Tenor

John Mark Ainsley :

Tenor

Adrian Peacock :

Bass


Stevenage Choral Society and Orchestra
Conductor : Trevor Hughes


Saturday 11th May 1991

St. Andrew and St. George, Stevenage


Programme:

Anything Goes ...A tribute to Cole Porter

Cole Porter

African Sanctus

David Fanshawe


Soloists:

Marie Vassiliou :

Soprano

Jayne Morgan :

Soprano

Judd Proctor :

Lead Guitar

Dave Richmond :

Bass Guitar

Chritopher Baron :

Percussion/Drums

Trevor Hughes :

Keyboard

Chris Beale :

Keyboard

Graham Pointon :

Narrator

Eric Allen :

Percussion

Gary Kettel :

Percussion

Robin Cherry :

Sound Engineer


Stevenage Choral Society
Conductor : Trevor Hughes