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PREVIOUS CONCERTS

1990


Sunday 16th December

St. Andrew and St. George, Stevenage

A Family Carol Concert


Programme:

O Come all ye faithful

Trad. arr. Willcocks

Farandole from "L´Arlésienne" Suite No. 2

Georges Bizet

Sleigh Ride

Leroy Anderson

The First nowell

Trad. arr. Willcocks

This Christmas Night

Words - Mary Wilson,
Music - Malcolm Williamson

All this time

Words - Trad,
Music - William Walton

Fantasia on Christmas Carols
for Baritone solo, Chorus and Orchestra

R. Vaughan Williams

December

P.I. Tchaikovsky

Unto us is born a son

Tune from Piae Cantiones arr. Willcocks

Nativity Carol

John Rutter

What Cheer?

Words- Richard Hill,
Music - William Walton

Christmas Concerto

Arcangelo Corelli

God rest you Merry, Gentlemen

Trad. arr. Willcocks

Sunny Bank

Words - trad,
Music - Peter Hurford

Infant Holy, Infant Lowly

Polish carol arr. Willcocks

A Babe is born

Words - Anon,
Music - William Mathias

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

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


Soloists:

Charles Beale :

Organ

Graham Pointon :

Accompanist


Stevenage Youth Orchestra
Conductor : John Kitchingman

Stevenage Choral Society
Conductor : Trevor Hughes


Saturday 6th October 1990

St. Andrew and St. George, Stevenage


Programme:

Magnificat

Finzi

Songs for a Royal Baby

Malcolm Williamson

This Christmas night

Malcolm Williamson

Easter in St. Mary´s Church

Malcolm Williamson

Canticle of Fire

Malcolm Williamson

Requiem

John Rutter


Soloists:

Christine Vincent :

Soprano

Ann Miller :

Flute

Christopher Crosby :

Oboe

Lawrence Sale :

Timpani

Ruth Holden :

Harp

Hilary Drinkall :

Cello

David Russell Hulme :

Organ

Charles Beale :

Organ

Malcolm Hicks :

Organ


Stevenage Choral Society
Conductor : Trevor Hughes


Sunday 6th May 1990

St. Martin Church, Knebworth


Programme:

If ye love me

Thomas Tallis

Ave Verum Corpus

William Byrd

Mass in five parts

William Byrd

Blessed be the God and father

S.S. Wesley

I was glad when they said unto me

G.H.H. Parry

Beati quorum via

C.V. Stanford

Glorious and powerful God

C.V. Stanford

Easter in St. Mary´s Church

Malcolm Williamson


Soloists:

Charles Beale :

Organ


Stevenage Choral Society
Conductor : Trevor Hughes


1989


Saturday 9th December 1989

St. Andrew and St. George, Stevenage

Family Carol Concert


Programme:

O Come, all ye faithful

Arr. Willcocks

Angelus ad Virginem

Arr. Willcocks

Birthday Carol

David Willcocks

Once in Royal David´s City

Arr. Willcocks

This is the Truth

Trad. arr. D. Coombes

´Twas in the Moon

Huron Indian trad.arr. D. Coombes

Il est Né

French trad. arr. D. Coombes

While Shepherds watched watched

Arr. Willcocks

Sleep Precious Babe

Nicaraguan Folk Tune arr. D. Coombes

Silent Night

F. Grüber arr. D. Coombes

The First Nowell

English trad. arr. Willcocks

God rest you Merry, Gentlemen

English trad. arr. Willcocks

Patapan

Burgundian trad. arr. D. Coombes

Deck the Halls

Welsh trad. arr. D. Coombes

We wish you a Merry Christmas

Trad. arr. D. Coombes

It came upon the Midnight Clear

Arr. Willcocks

Sir Christémas

William Mathias

Do you hear what I hear?

Composed - N.Regney and G. Shayne
Arr. Alyn Ainsworth and Allan Robinson

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Trad.

Unto us is born a Son

Arr. Willcocks

The Whole World´s singing of Bethlehem

Words - Sean Street,
Music - Douglas Coombes

All in the Morning

Words - Trad.,
Music - Douglas Coombes

Hark! The Herals Angels sing

Mendelssohn arr. Willcocks


Soloists:

Charles Beale :

Organ


The Amici Singers
Conductor : Douglas Coombes

Buccinate Brass Ensemble

Stevenage Choral Society
Conductor : Trevor Hughes


Saturday 7th October 1989,
Saturday 14th October 1989

St. Thomas More Church, Knebworth,
St. Andrew and St. George,Stevenage


Programme:

Concerto for Organ in B flat

G.F. Handel

Gloria in D major

Vivaldi

Pavan Op. 50

Gabriel Fauré

Requiem

Gabriel Fauré


Soloists:

Christine Vincent :

Soprano

Lesley Donovan :

Soprano

Stephanie Davies :

Contralto

Bob Davidson :

Baritone

Charles Beale :

Organ


Stevenage Choral Society
Conductor : Trevor Hughes


Saturday 6th May 1989

St. Andrew and St. George, Stevenage


Programme:

Petite Messe Solennelle

Rossini


Soloists:

Diane Mandelstam :

Soprano

Pat Hurry :

Contralto

David Langton :

Tenor

Edward Peters :

Bass

Cilla Grant :

Piano

Graham Pointon :

Piano

Charles Beale :

Harmonium


Stevenage Choral Society
Conductor : Trevor Hughes


1988


Saturday 17th December 1988

St. Andrew and St. George, Stevenage

Family Carol Concert


Programme:

O Come, all ye faithful

Arr. Willcocks

The Blessed Son of God

R. Vaughan Williams

Torches

John Joubert

Once in Royal David´s City

Arr. Willcocks

Christmas Soliloquy

Ida M Prins-Buttle

Mater Ora Filium

Harrison Oxley

Candlelight Carol

John Rutter

While Shepherds Watched

Arr. Willcocks

The infant King

Basque Carol arr. Willcocks

Jesus Child

John Rutter

Ding Dong : Merrily on High

Arr. Willcocks

The Holly and the Ivy

Arr. D. Coombes

The First Nowell

Arr. Willcocks

God rest you merry, Gentlemen

Arr. Willcocks

Silent Night

Arr. John Rutter

Bethlehem Boy

Peter Morrell

It came upon the Midnight clear

Arr. Willcocks

What Cheer

William Walton

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Arr. Andrew Carter

Christmas Crackers

Arr. Ray Woodfield

Unto us is born a son

Arr. Willcocks

In Dulci Jubilo

Arr. John Rutter

Star Carol

John Rutter

Three Christmas Songs
  1) Winter Wonderland
  2) White Christmas
  3) The Christmas Song

Arr. Trevor Hughes

Hark! The Herald Angels sing

Arr. Willcocks


Soloists:

Cilla Dennis :

Accompanist


The Buccinate Brass Ensemble

The Diana Kiverstein Singers

Stevenage Symphony Chorus
Conductor : Trevor Hughes

NOTE: This 1988 performance was the last of the Symphony Chorus - from 1989 onward the Choir became known as Stevenage Choral Society.


15th October 1988

St. Andrews and St. George, Stevenage

Music for Brass and Voices


Programme:

All people that on Earth do dwell

Tune - Old Hundredth Psalm,
arr. R. Vaughan Williams

The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

G.F. Handel arr. Archibald

Canzon Noni Toni a 8

G. Gabrieli

Canzon Cornetto

S. Scheidt

A Gaelic Blessing

John Rutter

Trumpet Tune and Air

Henry Purcell arr. Elgar Howarth

Fanfare for St. Edmundsbury

Benjamin Britten

Prelude to a Te Deum

M.A. Charpentier arr. Robinson

The Earle of Oxford´s March

William Byrd arr. Elgar Howarth

Canzon Primi Toni, for brass and Organ

G. Gabrieli

Four Brass Cats
  1) Mr. Jums
  2) Black Sam
  3) Borage
  4) Kraken

Chris Hazell

All things bright and beautiful

John Rutter

Gelobet Sei Der Her Mein Gott (Cantata 129)

J.S. Bach

Nun Danket Alle Gott (Cantata 79)

J.S. Bach

Gloria

John Rutter


Soloists:

Mike Stevens :

Organ

Name :

Instrument


Buccinate Brass Ensemble

Stevenage Symphony Chorus
Conductor : Trevor Hughes


Saturday 11th June 1988

Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage

Music for a Summer evening


Programme: AUTHOR NOTE: NO DETAILS AVAIL FOR THIS CONCERT!


1987


Saturday 5th December 1987

St. Andrew and St. George, Stevenage


Programme:

A Ceremony of Carols

Benjamin Britten

The Childhood of Christ

Hector Berlioz


Soloists:

Sioned Williams :

Harp

Alexandra Page :

Soprano

Elizabeth Lane :

Soprano

James Griffett :

Tenor

Robert Mitchell :

Baritone

Lawrence Wallington :

Bass


Stevenage Symphony Chorus and Orchestra
Conductor : Stephen Mould


Saturday 16th May 1987

St. Andrew and St. George, Stevenage


Programme:

Symphony No. 26 "Lamentations"

Hadyn

A German Requiem

Brahms


Soloists:

Fiona Dobie :

Soprano

Geoffrey Davidson :

Baritone


Stevenage Symphony Chorus and Orchestra
Conductor : Stephen Mould

AUTHOR NOTE: This concert was dedicated to the memories of Elizabeth Poston (the Composer) and Ben Belinfante (Headmaster at Longmeadow School - and Chairman of the Society)