Saturday, 31 December 2011

Christmas 2011

Friday 9th December
Church of St John the Baptist Broadclyst
John Scarfe conducts the Jubilee Singers

Soprano Soloist: Mary O'Shea
John Carol Case: 'Sweet Chiming Bells'
Andrew Carter: 'Mary's Magnificat'
and, with Baritone Jason Bonford:
Harold Darke: 'In the bleak mid-winter'

Mary will be singing with guitarist Clive Betts
Bach, Adam, Gounod & South American folk music
St Leonard's Church Exeter Tuesday 10th January 3.30pm

Wednesday 14th December
Glenorchy United Reformed Church Exmouth
Soprano: Val Howels - Baritone: John Brindley
Harold Darke: 'In the bleak midwinter'

John Brindley
T.C. Sterndale Bennett: 'The Carol Singers'
" We sang forte - sounded like an 'undred!"

Never forget the pianist!
Frances Waters

Friday 16th December
Sidholme Hotel Sidmouth
Sidmouth Lions Christmas Concert
Soprano Val Howels
Howard Blake: 'Walking in the Air'

The full ensemble - 'Musicality'
Tenor: Joe MacNulty - Soprano: Val Howels
Baritone: Wally Cotgrave - Soprano: Catherine Moore
Master of Ceremonies: Christopher Rignall

The Pianist!
Dorothy Worthington

Tuesday 20th December
St Mary Arches Church Exeter
Andrew Daldorph conducts the Exeter Chamber Choir
'Seven Joys' carol collection - by Andrew Daldorph

Eric Whitacre: 'Lux Aurumque'
Carl Rütti: 'O Magnum Mysterium'
John Tavener: The Lamb
Exeter poet Richard Skinner (with music by Nigel Walsh)
- 'We have seen a baby'

In the background:
Soprano Soloist: Ann Draisey
Samuel Scheidt: 'A child is born in Bethlehem'

Very special guest - Bassoonist Todd Gibson Cornish
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Bassoon Concerto in B flat K191
Eugène Bourdeau: Première solo for Bassoon and Piano
Pianist: Andrew Daldorph - Assistant: Sally Daldorph

A stunning performance!

Wednedsay 21st December
St Margaret's Church Topsham
St Margaret's Church Choir

Director of Music: Tony Yeates
Organist: Paul Morgan

Tony conducts - and sings!

Lily Neal conducts her own choir, 'Singing for Fun'
in a composition by Topsham composer Diana Finn:
Christmas Day
The Bridge Inn Topsham
'Show of Hands'
Harold Darke: 'In the bleak mid-winter'

Very appropriate!

Something to rouse the spirits:
"Good luck to the Barley Mow!"

H A P P Y     N E W     Y E A R  !

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