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PREVIOUS CONCERTS


1978


December 9th and 10th December 1978

Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage


Programme:

Messiah

G.F. Handel


Soloists:

Margaret Field :

Soprano

Susan Kessler :

Contralto

Peter Jeffes :

Tenor

John Rath :

Bass


Stevenage Symphony Chorus and Orchestra
Conductor : Peter Wigfield


Saturday May 6th 1978

St. George´s Chruch, Stevenage


Programme:

Requiem

Verdi


Soloists:

Hilary Weston :

Soprano

Gwynneth Griffiths :

Mezzo-Soprano

Kenneth Bowen :

Tenor

Ian Comboy :

Bass


Stevenage Symphony Chorus and Orchestra
Conductor : Peter Wigfield


1977


Saturday 12th November 1977

St. George´s Chruch, Stevenage


Programme:

Messa di Gloria

Puccini

St. Nicholas Cantata

Benjamin Britten


Soloists:

Kenneth Wollam :

Tenor

David Wilson-Johnson :

Baritone


The Cantilena Orchestra
Stevenage Symphony Chorus
Conductor : Peter Wigfield


Saturday 21st May 1977

St. George´s Chruch, Stevenage


Programme:

The Creation

Haydn


Soloists:

Yvonne Kenny :

Soprano

Dennis O´Neill :

Tenor

William Young :

Bass


Stevenage Symphony Chorus and Orchestra
Conductor : Peter Wigfield


1976


Saturday December 18th 1976

St. George´s Church, Stevenage

A Concert for Christmas


Programme:

Ding, Dong, Merrily on High

Trad. arr Wood

The Holly and the Ivy

Trad. arr Jacques

Crown Imperial

William Walton

A boy was born

Benjamin Britten

Excerpts from "A Christmas Oratario"
  1) How shall I fitly meet thee
  2) Hear King of Angels
  3) Break forth O beauteous Havenly light

J.S. Bach

Excerpts from "Swan Lake"
  1) Scene
  2) Dance of the Swans
  3) Hungarian Dance
  4) Valse

Tchaikovsky

Fantasia on Christmas Carols

Vaughn Williams

O little town of Bethlehem

Trad. arr.Vaughn Williams

Old Wine in New Bottles
  1) The Wraggle Taggle Gipsies O
  2) The Three Ravens
  3) Begone! Dull Care
  4) Early one morning

Trad. arr Gordon Jacobs

Carol of the Drum

Katharina Davis

O Come, all ye faithful

Trad. arr. Willcocks

Fantasia on British Sea Songs
  1) Quick, double, extend and close
  2) The Anchrs Weighed
  3) The Saucy Arethusa
  4) Tom Bowling
  5) Jack´s the Lad (Hornpipe)
  6) Home Sweet Home
  7) See the conquering hero comes

Henry Wood

Hark the Herald Angels sing

Felix Mendelssohn


Soloists:

Ellen Porter :

Organ


Stevenage Symphony Chorus and Orchestra
Conductor : Peter Wigfield


Monday November 15th 1976

The Church in Chells

Adult Choirs´ Evening


Programme:

Bow down thine ear, O Lord

A.S. Arensky

Come Holy Ghost

T. Attwood

When to the temple Mary went

J. Ecard

Round me falls the night

S. Wesley/H. Ley/J.S. Bach

The Nightingale

Thomas Weelkes

Going Home

Anton Dvorak

Climb every Mountain

Rogers and Hammerstein

The Pearly Adriatic

Grace Williams

I don´t know how to love Him

from "Jesus Christ Superstar"

Hide not thou thy face from me

Richard Farrant

Let thy merciful ears, O Lord

Thomas Weelkes

O thou the central Orb

Charles Wood

The Crusaders

Roberts/Protheroe

Sweet and Low

Barnaby arr. Dicks

Crossing the plain

Robert Price

Take Me Home

Edwards/Hand

Excerpts from "Carmina Burana"

Carl Orff



St. Nicholas Church Choir

Stevenage Ladies Choir

Church in Chells Choir

Stevenage Male Voice Choir

Stevenage Symphony Chorus
Conductor : Peter Wigfield


Saturday 6th November 1976

St. George´s Chruch, Stevenage


Programme:

Elijah

Mendelssohn


Soloists:

Vivien Townley :

Soprano

Gwyneth Griffiths :

Contralto

Charles Corp :

Tenor

Michael Shepherd :

Baritone


Stevenage Symphony Chorus and Orchestra
Conductor : Peter Wigfield


Saturday 3rd July 1976

Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage


Programme:

Academic Festival Overture

Brahms

Trumpet Concerto

Haydn

Symphonie Fantastique

Berlioz


Soloists:

Ian Muncey :

Trumpet

Peter Allan :

Piano

Maureen Neville :
Jill Kuipers :
Stephen Toogood :

Vocal Soloists (Rio Grande)


Stevenage Symphony Chorus and Orchestra
Conductor : Peter Wigfield


Saturday 3rd April 1976

St. George´s Chruch, Stevenage


Programme:

Petite Mess Solonelle

Rossini


Soloists:

Maureen Neville :

Soprano

Diane Walker :

Contralto

Richard Brabrooke :

Tenor

Richard Suart :

Bass

Ellen Porter :

Piano

Peter Allan :

Piano

Charles Plummridge :

Organ


Stevenage Symphony Chorus
Conductor : Peter Wigfield


1975


Saturday 29th November 1975

Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage


Programme:

The National Anthem

Arr. Gordon Jacob

Fantasy Fanfare

Peter Wigfield

Soirees Musicales

Benjamin Britten

The Music Makers

Elgar

Henry Vth Suite

William Walton

Blast Pair of Sirens

Parry


Soloists:

Maureen Lehane :

Contralto


Stevenage Symphony Chorus and Orchestra
Conductor : Peter Wigfield


Saturday 12th July 1975

St. George´s Chruch, Stevenage


Programme:

Sea Drift

Frederick Delius

Carmina Burana

Carl Orff


Soloists:

Christian du Plessis :

Baritone

Eiddwen Harrhy :

Soprano

Kenneth Woollam :

Tenor

Peter Knapp :

Baritone


Stevenage Symphony Chorus and Orchestra
Conductor : Peter Wigfield