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Concerts 1980-89


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In the list below, the following abbreviations are used for the venue:
SMC St Michael's Church, Highworth   WS Warneford School, Highworth
RC Recreation Centre, Highworth   HC Hannington Church
MH Methodist Hall / Church, Highworth   HW URC, Haydon Wick, Swindon
SLC St Lawrence's Church, Lechlade   LPC Lechlade Parish Church
WPS Westrop Primary Sch Highworth   CPC Cirencester Parish Church
PC Pilgrim Centre, Swindon   SPC St Philip's Church, Stratton
TA Tewkesbury Abbey   PON   Eglise Romane Notre Dame, Pontorson
SSM St Margaret's Church, Stratton   WMC Wiltshire Music Centre
 
Date
Programme
Venue Links
December 1989
Mendelssohn : Hymn of Praise SMC


Rutter (arr.) : Sans Day Carol

Programme

Rutter (arr.) : Noel Nouvelet



Tchaikovsky : Crown of Roses



Elizabeth Poston (arr.) : Boars Head Carol



Willcocks (arr.) : Cherry Tree Crol



Shaw (arr.) : Coventry Carol



Willcocks (arr.) : He smiles within His Cradle



Warrell (arr.) : We wish you a Merry Christmas



Carols for choir & audience










October 1989 Brahms : A German Requiem SMC
Programme








July 1989
Bernstein : West Side Story (Excerpts) WS


Joplin : The Entertainer

Programme

Elgar : As Torrents in Summer



Elgar : There is sweet music










April 1989
Charity concert for Arthritis and Rheumatism Council (ARC)
TA


Brahms : A German Requiem
Programme

Mendelssohn : Hymn of Praise









December 1988
Haydn : Creation
SMC


Carols for choir & audience
Programme








July 1988
Popular opera choruses and arias WS









April 1988
Concert in Bath Road Methodist Church, Swindon



This Joyful Eastertide

Programme

Woodgate : Jubilate



Fauré : Cantique de Jean Racine



Mascagni : Easter Hymn (from Cavalleria Rusticana)



Handel : Lift up your heads (from Messiah)


Fela Sowande : Steal away



Haydn : The heavens are telling (from The Creation)


Puccini : Messa de Gloria










April 1988
Charity concert for Arthritis and Rheumatism Council (ARC) SMC


Puccini : Messa de Gloria
Programme

This Joyful Eastertide



Woodgate : Jubilate



Novello : Rose of England



Mascagni : Easter Hymn (from Cavalleria Rusticana)



Handel : Lift up your heads (from Messiah)



Haydn : The heavens are telling (from The Creation)










December 1987
Finzi : In Terra Pax
SMC


Vivaldi : Gloria

Programme

Bach (arr.): O Little One Sweet



Willcocks (arr.) : Deck the Hall



Berlioz : The Shepherds' Farewell



Joubert: Torches



Willcocks: Infant holy, Infant lowly



Carols for choir & audience










July 1987
A Night at the Opera
WS


Handel : See the conquering hero (from Judas Maccabeus)

Programme

Verdi : The Anvil Chorus (from IlTrovarore)



Mascagni : Easter Hymn (from Cavalleria Rustica)



Bizet : The Toreador's Song (from Carmen)
          Habanera



Verdi : The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves (from Nabucco)



Plus solos and duets by Mairi Macleod (soprano), Philippa Thompson (Mezzo-soprano), Andrew Bennett (Tenor), Clifford Friend (Baritone).










April 1987
Stainer: Fling wide the gates (from The Crucifixion)
SMC


Hassler : O Sacred Head

Programme

Handel : Lift up your heads (from Messiah)



Fauré: Requiem










December 1986
Handel : Messiah (Excerpts)
SMC
Poster

Carols for choir & audience

Programme








October 1986
German : Tom Jones (concert version) WS
Programme








May 1986
Spring Collection
WS


Seiber : Three Hungarian Fold Songs

Programme

Anon c.1226 : Summer is a-coming in



Vaughan Williams : In Windsor Forest



Borodin : Polovstsienne Dances (from Prince Igor)










December 1985
Bach : Christmas Oratorio Parts I, II & III SMC


Vaughan Williams : Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Programme

French trad. (arr.Willcocks) : Quelle est cette odeur agréable



French trad. (arr.Willcocks) : Masters in this hall



Carols for choir & audience










July 1985
Purcell : Dido and Aeneas MH
Programme








March 1985
Mozart : Requiem
SMC


Anthems for Easter:
Bullock : Give us the wings of faith

Programme

Finzi : My spirit sang all day



Stanford : Beati quorum vir



Dutch carol (arr.William Harris) : This joyful Eastertide










December 1984
Handel : Messiah Part 1 + Hallelujah
SMC


Bainton : A Babe is born I Wys

Programme

Rutter : Nativity Carol



Rutter : Shepherds' Pipe Carol



Rutter (arr.) : The Twelve Days of Christmas



Carols for choir & audience










July 1984
German : Merrie England
WS
Programme








April 1984
Mendelssohn : Elijah SMC
Programme








December 1983
Britten : St Nicholas
SMC









July 1983
Purcell : Dido and Aeneas MH









March 1983
Fauré : Requiem SMC
Programme








December 1982
Bach : Magnificat in D
SMC


J Ord Hume (arr.) : Offertoire "All Praise to Thee O Lord"

Programme

Palestrina (arr.J Ord Hume) : Madrigal "When Flow'ry Meadows Deck the Hall"



Rutter : Nativity Carol



Willcocks (arr.) : Resonemus Laudibus



Carter (arr.) : A maiden most gentle



Carols for choir & audience










? 1982
Victoria : Missa O Magnum Mysterium
            
Let us break bread together
HW


Stainer : God so loved the world (from Crucifixion)


Mozart : Ave Verum Corpus


Sullivan : The long day closes









July 1982   
Vaughan Williams: English Folk Songs
 
The dark eyed sailor
  The spring time of the year
  Just as the tide was flowing
  The turtle dove
MH


Passereau : Il est bel et bon


Seiber: Yugoslav Folk Songs
 
The unfaithful lover
 
Handsome Mirko
 
Eighteen shining buttons
 
Heaven above
 
Hussars
 
Fairy tale



Gavotte for Bach


Spirituals - Miscellaneous


Gershwin : Summertime


John Farmer : Fair Phyllis


John Bennett: Weep, O mine eyes



R de Cormier (arr.) : Let us break bread together



Sullivan : The long day closes









April 1982
Stainer : Crucifixion
SMC









December 1981
Christmas concert with Highworth Silver Band
SMC


Vivaldi : Gloria

Programme

Mendelssohn : Two Christmas pieces


Shaw & Bennet : Many moods of Christmas


Pettman (arr.) : I saw a maiden



Leuner (arr.Macpherson) : The shepherds' cradle song



Bach : Break forth O beauteous heavenly light


Carols for choir & congregation










July 1981











April 1981
Handel : Messiah (excerpts)
SMC


with Highworth Comprehensive School Choir

Programme








December 1980
Handel : Messiah (excerpts)
SMC


Lloyd Webber : Meeting place - a meditation of the birth of Christ
Programme

Carols for choir & congregation










September 1980
Bach : Praise we the name of the Lord SMC


Wesley : Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace


Brahms (arr. Riegger) : In silent night  



Morley :
  Now is the gentle season
  Now is the month of maying



Shaw : I know a bank


Armstrong :
  Five eyes
  The lark in the clear air



Copland : Ching a ring chaw



Webbe : Belmont



Haydn : The heavens are telling (from Creation)










April 1980
Fauré : Requiem SMC


Handel : Messiah (Excerpts)









April 1980
Fauré : Requiem   SLC
Poster

Handel : Messiah (Excerpts)









 
     
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