Previous Concerts

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1991        

SCS Christmas Concert

Thursday 10th December 1992
Location: Central Methodist Hall, Westminster, London

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


Concert

Saturday 21st November 1992
Location: 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


Durufle - Requiem

Saturday 7th October 1992
Location: 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


Choir on Tour

Wednesday 27th May
Location: Evangelische Kirch, Oberlahnstein

Tuesday 26th May
Location: Evangelische Kirch, Oberlahnstein

Saturday Monday 25th May
Location: Basilica St. Castor, Treis-Karden

Sunday 24th May
Location: St. Irminen Kirche, Trier

Sunday 10th May
Location: St. Thomas More Church, Knebworth

This time the choir was touring the Rhineland Palatine, close to Stevenage's twin town, Ingleheim. With a starter concert in Stevenage on the 10th May.

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


A Family Carol Concert

Sunday 15th December 1991
Location: St. Andrew and St. George, Stevenage

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 Dylan 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


Mozart - Requiem

Saturday 12th October 1991
Location: St. Andrew and St. George, Stevenag

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

David Fanshawe - African Sanctus

Saturday 11th May 1991
Location: Church of St. Andrew and St. George, Stevenage

African Sanctus is a 1972 choral Mass and is the best-known work of British composer and collector of world musics David Fanshawe. In African Sanctus the Latin Mass is juxtaposed with live recordings of traditional African music, which the composer had recorded himself between 1969 and 1973 during a journey up the Nile, from the Mediterranean Sea to Lake Victoria. The work consists of 13 movements and follows the journey of the composer through Africa. The recordings are from Egypt, the Sudan, Uganda and Kenya.

A key moment in the conception of African Sanctus came at the beginning of Fanshawe's 1969 journey, in Egypt. Sitting in a Christian church he heard the muezzin of a nearby mosque calling the faithful to prayer, and imagined this beautiful sound in counterpoint with Western choral harmony. Originally entitled African Revelations, African Sanctus was first performed in London by the Saltarello Choir in July 1972, and was later played on BBC Radio on United Nations Day.

[Notes derived from Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_Sanctus]

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

Stevenage Choral Society

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