Past programmes

December 2019

Programme

Soloists

Emma Garbett - Soprano

Deborah Hewertson-Tisdall - Alto

Chris Hardman - Tenor

Geoffrey Gray - Bass

Choir - Holy is the true light - Richard Shephard

The Souls of the Righteous - Geraint Lewis

Gordon Mursell - organ - Prelude in E flat, BWV 552 Johann Sebastian Bach

Choir - Missa Brevis in G major K49 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

A Short Interval

Chris Hardman - From Messiah. Comfort ye - Every Valley - Frederick Handel

Audience Carol - Away in a manger

Choir - Here we come a-wassailing - John Rutter

Watts’ Cradle Song - arr. Summison

Tomorrow shall be my dancing day - John Gardner

Geoffrey Gray - The Carol Singers - Thomas Sterndale Bennett

Audience Carol - God rest ye, merry gentlemen

Choir - Masters in this hall - David Willcocks

Bethlehem Down - Peter Warlock

Silent Night - arr. David Willcocks

Audience Carol - O come, all ye faithful

ChoirRagtime Carol - John Hewitt

Chestnuts Roasting on an open fire - Mel Torme

Twelve days of Christmas - Andrew Carter

May 2019 concerts

Programme – Waltzes and Jerusalem

 soloists:  
Susan Jordan - soprano 
Chris Hardman - tenor 
James Johnson - bass

and

James Booth - Guitar

Liebeslieder Walzer Op. 52                                     Johannes Brahms

                                                                                    

Interval

 

Choir

 

O Happy Eyes                                                           Edward Elgar

I Priase the Tender Flowe                                      Gerald Finzi

The Hills                                                                    John Ireland

Owls                                                                           Edward Elgar

 

James Booth

 

Sarabande BWV 997 -                                              Johann Sebastian Bach 
Prelude no 1                                                              Heitor Villa Lobos

 

Choir


From  - The Sprig of Thyme                                  John Rutter

The Cuckoo

The Miller of Dee

I Know Where I'm Going

Afton Water

 

James Booth

 

Bagatelle no 2 (lento)                                              William Walton 
Flow my Tears   (Soloist Sarah Lewis-Briggs)    John Dowland

 

Choir

 

My Soul, There Is A Country                                 Hubert Parry

Crossing the Bar                                                      Hubert Parry

Jerusalem                                                                  Hubert Parry

Spring Programme 2016

Choir

My spirit sang all day – Finzi

My love dwelt in a Northern land – Elgar

My Delight and Thy Delight – Parry

Readings – Kathleen Douglas

Home thoughts from abroad – Robert Browning

The road not taken – Robert Frost

The way through the woods – Rudyard Kipling

Choir

Three songs from The Sprig of Thyme – Rutter

The Bold Grenadier

The Keel Row

The Sprig of Thyme

Guest Soloist – Robert Henderson

The Turtle Dove – Vaughn Williams

Flow My Tears – Dowland

I wished to be single again – Trad.

 

Choir

O can ye sew cushions – traditional, arr.Bantock

Bobby Shaftoe – traditional. arr. Whittaker

Yarmouth Fair – traditional, arr. Warlock

Interval

Choir

Two Songs and Sonnets from Shakespeare – Shearing

Live with me and be my love

Who is Sylvia

Kathleen Douglas

Shall I compare thee to a summers day – William Shakespeare

Deborah Hewerson-Tisdall

The Green Cornfield – Michael Head

Choir

The Blue Bird – Stanford; Soloist Sarah Lewis-Briggs

Go Lovely Rose – Thiman

The Shower – Elgar

Guest Soloist – Robert Henderson

Three movements from Victorian Kitchen Garden Suite – Paul Reade

Prelude – Spring – Summer

 

Choir

Blow Away the Morning Dew – traditional, arr. Morris

Afton Water – arr. Patterson 

O, No John – traditional, arr. Thiman

December 2015

 

Conductor – Anthony Peacock

 

Choir Accompanist – Avril Tisdall

 

Organist – John Cooper-Green

 

 

St. Margaret Mary’s Church,

Upperby, Carlisle

Saturday December 12th 2015 - 7.30pm

 

Arthuret Church, Longtown

Sunday December 13th 2015 – 6.00pm

Saint Nicholas Mass – F. J. Haydn

 

Kyrie Eleison

 

Gloria in Excelsis

 

Credo

 

Sanctus

 

Benedictus

 

Agnus Dei

 

 

A Short Interval

 

 

Audience Carol 

Once in Royal David’s city

unaccompanied solo – Elaine Wrigley

 

Reading – Anthony Peacock

Preparations – Anonymous – Sixteenth Century

 

Choir

The shepherd’s cradle song – Leuner/Macpherson

As the bells ring – Chilcott

 

Audience Carol

O come, all ye faithful

 

Flute Solo – Helen Jackson

Hala Baita – traditional Basque – arr. Galway

 

Choir                                                        

A Simple Gloria – Larsen

Zither Carol – Sargent

 

Reading – Tim Coombe

Shepherds’ Carol – Norman Nicholson

 

Choir

Lullay, my liking – Hewitt-Jones

 

Solo – Kathleen Peacock – mezzo soprano

Prepare thyself Zion – Christmas Oratorio – J. S. Bach

 

 Choir

Away in a manger – arr. Ola Gjeilo – solo duo – Flo Rice and Joanne King

Tomorrow shall be my dancing day – arr. Willcocks

Infant Holy – Malcolm Archer

 

Audience Carol

O little town of Bethlehem

 

Reading – Kathleen Douglas

Christmas Bells – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

Choir

Shepherds Pipe Carol – Rutter – Flute Obligato – Helen Jackson

Shepherds Farewell – Berlioz

 

Audience Carol

 Ding dong merrily on high in heav’n the bells are ringing

December 2014

 

Conductor – Anthony Peacock

 

Accompanist – Avril Tisdall

 

Clarinet – Isobel Mortimer

 

Readings selected by Canon Chris Morris

 

St. Cuthbert’s Church, Carlisle

Friday December 12th 2014 - 7.30pm

 

Rose Castle, Dalston

Saturday December 13th 2014 - 7.30pm

 

All Saint’s Church, Cockermouth

Sunday December 14th 2014 - 3pm

Mass for Four Voices                     William Byrd  (1543 – 1623)

Short Interval

 

Part Two          

 

Audience Carol

Ding dong merrily on high

 

Geraint Howel

Christmas Bells                      A poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

Choir

Christmas is Coming                                         Sir Henry Walford Davies

The Holy Boy                                                                          John Ireland

 

Isobel Mortimer

Three Bagatelles – Romance – Carol – Forlana                       Gerald Finzi

 

Choir

The Holly and the Ivy                                        Sir Henry Walford Davies

Dormi Jesu                                                                                 John Rutter

 

Kathleen Douglas

Preparations                                             A poem by an anonymous writer

 

Audience Carol

Away in a Manger

 

Choir

Benedicamus Domino                                                            Peter Warlock

Ave Maria                                                                         Sir Edward Elgar

Angelus                                                                             Sir Edward Elgar

 

Charlie Foster

Shepherd’s Carol                                         A poem by Norman Nicholson

 

Choir

Rejoice and be Merry                                                                John Rutter

Song of the Crib                                                                    Arthur Warrell

Isobel Mortimer

 

The Victorian Kitchen Garden Suite                                          Paul Reade

 

Audience Carol

O come, all ye faithful

 

Choir

Noe! Noe!                                                                               Mack Wilberg        

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