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        

Covid-19 Update

Owing to the continued public health restrictions on musical performance, Solway Singers regrets to announce the continued suspension of rehearsals. The choir will be unable to perform the usual programme of Chritsmas concerts.

Solway Singers hopes and expects to resume rehearsals for our summer programme and Scottish tour in the new year.

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