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December 2019



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

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


James Booth - Guitar

Liebeslieder Walzer Op. 52                                     Johannes Brahms






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



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




My Soul, There Is A Country                                 Hubert Parry

Crossing the Bar                                                      Hubert Parry

Jerusalem                                                                  Hubert Parry

Spring Programme 2016


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


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.



O can ye sew cushions – traditional, arr.Bantock

Bobby Shaftoe – traditional. arr. Whittaker

Yarmouth Fair – traditional, arr. Warlock



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


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



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








Agnus Dei



A Short Interval



Audience Carol 

Once in Royal David’s city

unaccompanied solo – Elaine Wrigley


Reading – Anthony Peacock

Preparations – Anonymous – Sixteenth Century



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



A Simple Gloria – Larsen

Zither Carol – Sargent


Reading – Tim Coombe

Shepherds’ Carol – Norman Nicholson



Lullay, my liking – Hewitt-Jones


Solo – Kathleen Peacock – mezzo soprano

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



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



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



Christmas is Coming                                         Sir Henry Walford Davies

The Holy Boy                                                                          John Ireland


Isobel Mortimer

Three Bagatelles – Romance – Carol – Forlana                       Gerald Finzi



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



Benedicamus Domino                                                            Peter Warlock

Ave Maria                                                                         Sir Edward Elgar

Angelus                                                                             Sir Edward Elgar


Charlie Foster

Shepherd’s Carol                                         A poem by Norman Nicholson



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



Noe! Noe!                                                                               Mack Wilberg        

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