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PREVIOUS CONCERTS AND EVENTS - Prior to November 2008

Saturday 23rd August 2008
The Egham Royal Show
Mrs Caddy's Field , Whitehall Lane, Egham, Surrey

The Hythe Singers at The Egham Royal Show 2008
           We sung two half-hour slots, the second one unfortunately competing with a
children's Punch and Judy show in a tent not far away. ("That's the way to do it"!)

Saturday 12th July 2008 7.30pm
The Pleasures and Pains of Love

as expressed by composers from the 16th to the 20th century
A little joy, a little sadness and a glass of wine ...
The Hythe Centre, Egham Hythe, near Staines, Surrey TW18 3HD
Musical Director: Robert Hanson
Accompanist: Joan Taylor

    The Hythe Singers:

    Some audience reaction:

    • ...I really enjoyed the concert. It was very, very entertaining and I liked the variety in the programme. The solo performers deserve a special mention. They were outstanding.
    • ...what a delightful evening that was! So good to hear such dynamic contrast and subtle phrasing.
    • ...All the pieces were performed very well, the voices blended, the solos were lovely and the selection of music was interesting and varied
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Saturday 29th March 2008 7.30pm
Awakenings

The Church of the Assumption,
Harvest Road, Englefield Green,
near Staines TW20 0QR

    Musical Director: Robert Hanson

    The Hythe Singers:

      Soprano: Claire Cheetham, Eileen Gibson, Joan Hellyer, Sarah Morris,
            Becky Philpott, Rebecca Scott-Saunders, Chris Thomas
      Alto: Susi Lancaster, Brdn Mills, Jo Richardson, Elaine Sturman
      Tenor: Neil Hawes, David Scott
      Bass: Brian Gillies, Gerry Ingram, Chris Orr, Mike Ridley

    The soloists (and honorary members of the choir for the day):
      Juliet Wood (Soprano)
      Anthony Dowson (Tenor)
      Francis Thomas (Bass)

    The players:
      Violin 1: Kate Birchall, Violin 2: Paula Tysall, Viola 1: Rosalind Hanson, Viola 2: Sharada Mack
      Cello: Siriol Hugh-Jones, Double Bass: Louis Garsen, Organ: Hazel Baker

Some audience reaction:
  • I thought the concert was impressive, a great improvement even on the previously high standard...
  • The concert was an amazing experience and I was completely taken aback by the professional quality of the performance...

Click here for a short extract recorded at the concert (The BlueBird by Stanford).

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           Programme:
    Three Partsongs - C. V. Stanford
      Heraclitus
      The Blue Bird
      The Swallow

    Concerto Grosso in F - G. F. Handel

    Christ lag in Todesbanden - J. S. Bach

      Juliet Wood (Soprano)
      Anthony Dowson (Tenor)
      Francis Thomas (Bass)

    Libera Nos - John Sheppard

    Three Nonsense Songs - Mtys Seiber (words by Edward Lear)

      There was an old lady of France
      There was an old person of Cromer
      There was an old man in a tree

    Three Songs - Gabriel Faur, arr. Robert Hanson
      Aprs un rve
      Nocturne
      Mai

The Hythe Singers at Awakenings:

22nd December 2007 - Carol Singing in Windsor Shopping Centre
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Carol Singing in windsor - click for full-size picture
3.00pm Sunday 16th December 2007
Angelus ad Virginem - Music for Christmas
The Church of the Assumption, Harvest Road, Englefield Green, near Staines
The Hythe Singers with St. Cuthbert's School Choir
conducted by Paul Plummer and Brdn Mills
with Hamish Dustagheer - organ
and soloists from Soprano and Alto members of the choir

The programme consisted of the Advent O antiphons, with the Cecilia McDowall's Cantata Christus Natus Est
and a section from Bach's Christmas Oratorio interspersed with carols and motets.

Solo - Georgina Bridle    Antiphon    O Sapienta
Choir Motet Totus Tuus - Henryk Grecki
Solo - Judith Hawes Antiphon O Adonai
Solo - Judith Hawes, Organ, Choir and All Carol Of the Father's heart begotten (arr. Willcocks)
Solo - Georgina Bridle Antiphon O Radix Jesse
Organ, Choir and St. Cuthbert's School Choir
   including solo - Georgina Bridle
Cantata Christus Natus Est - Cecilia McDowall
Solo - Jo Richardson Antiphon O Clavis David
Choir (and a single note from the organ) Motet O Magnum Mysterium - Morten Lauridsen
Organ and Choir Carol A Maiden most gentle - Andrew Carter
Choir Motet Mother Mary Sing - Margaret Haley
Solo - Claire Cheetham Antiphon O Oriens
All Carol Hark, the Herald Angels Sing (arr. Willcocks)
Choir and solo - Judith Hawes Carol In the Bleak Mid-winter - Gustav Holst
Piano and St. Cuthbert's School Choir Carol Il est N - Steve Kupferschmid
Piano and St. Cuthbert's School Choir Carol Ring the Bells - Libby Larsen
Choir Carol Gabriel's Message (arr. Willcocks)
Solo - Rebecca Scott-Saunders Antiphon O Rex Gentium
Harpsichord and Choir Motet Ehre Sie Dir, Gott, Gesungen from the Christmas Oratorio - J.S. Bach
Choir Antiphon O Emmanuel (world premire) - Jamie Brown
All Carol O come, O come Emmanuel (descant Plummer)
Solo - Joan Hellyer, sopranos and altos Antiphon O Virgo Virginum
Organ and Choir Motet The Shepherds' Farewell from l'Enfance du Christ- Hector Berlioz
Solo - Joan Hellyer and all Carol Once in Royal David's City (arr. Willcocks)
Organ and Choir Encore Nativity Carol - John Rutter
On Saturday 24th November 2007 some members sang Anerio's Requiem for The Guild of Our Lady of Ransom at the St Anselm and St Cecilia Catholic Church in Kingsway, Holborn.

On 10th and 17th October 2007, the choir interviewed and auditioned candidates for the post of Musical Director, which was to fall vacant at the end of 2007. A total of 15 applications had been received and the committee short-listed six of these. Three candidates were seen on one evening, and three the next week. Each was interviewed by the committee and each had about 40 minutes to rehearse the full choir in two specified pieces. There was a great variety between the candidates in the types of warm-up exercises, styles of conducting and accompanying, and the general approach to the speed of progress and criticism given. Each member of the choir also provided feedback and the committee made their decision based on all the factors.

Motorbike at Egham Royal Show

Bus at Egham Royal Show
          
Saturday 25th August 2007 Egham Royal Show
Mrs Caddy's Field (a.k.a. Caddeys Field),
Whitehall Lane, Egham, Surrey

We sung the following music in two sessions (the second accompanied by the roar of a motorbike demonstration):

  • Agincourt Carol - anonymous (early 15th century)
  • Bogoroditsye Dyevo (Ave Maria, in Russian) - Sergie Rachmaninov Op.37 No.6
  • The Silver Swan - Orlando Gibbons (1612)
  • From Five Negro Spirituals from A Child of Our Time by Michael Tippett:
    • Steal Away
    • Nobody Knows
  • Dieu! qu'il la fait bon regarder! - Claude Debussy
  • A Good Night - Richard Rodney Bennett (1999) from A Garland for Linda
  • My spirit sang all day - Gerald Finzi
  • From By Popular Request:
    • Where do I begin (Theme from Love Story) Carl Sigman/Francis Lai arr. Adrian Lucas
    • Miss Otis regrets - Cole Porter arr. Martin Pickard
    • Is You Is, Or Is You Ain't - Billy Austin/Louis Jordan arr. James Oxley

14th July 2007 Une Soire Franaise, Egham Hythe Centre
Hythe Singers at Siore Franaise
Trr turri turri Qrr quibi quibi Frr si ti si ti Frr fouquet fouquet - The Hythe Singers - away with the birds

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14th July 2007 Une Soire Franaise, Egham Hythe Centre
  • Piano - Georgina Bridle and Paul Plummer - Petite Suite from Le Carnival des Animaux - Camille Saint-Saens
  • Choir - Agincourt Carol
  • From The Oxford Book of French Chansons:
    • Choir - Le Chant des Oiseaux - Clment Janequin
    • Choir - Je suis dshrite - Pierre Certon
    • Choir - Las, je me plains - Franois Regnard
  • Choir - La belle se sied au pied de la tour - Francis Poulenc
  • Choir - Ah! Mon beau laboureur - Francis Poulenc
  • Choir - Les tisserands - Francis Poulenc
  • Rebecca Scott-Saunders and Chris Thomas - Flower Duet from Lakm - Delibes
  • From French Chansons:
  • Georgina Bridle - Chanson Triste - Duparc
  • Chris Orr - Nell - Gabriel Faur
  • Rebecca Scott-Saunders - Extase - Duparc
  • Piano - Chris Orr and Paul Plummer - Bolero - Ravel
  • Choir - La Grenouillre - Poulenc
  • Choir - Tu vois le feu du soir - Poulenc arr. Paul Plummer
  • Rebecca Scott-Saunders - Hotel and Voyage a Paris - Poulenc
  • Matthew Kay - Le Bestiaire - Poulenc
  • Chris Orr - Boom - Charles Trenet
  • Choir - Fils de... - Jacques Brel arr. Paul Plummer
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24th March 2007 7.30pm

St. John's Church, Egham.
Rossini's Petite Messe Solenelle.

Directed from the keyboard by Paul Plummer.

The Hythe Singers
Sarahjane King (Soprano)    Rebecca Stockland (Mezzo-Soprano)
Richard Barrowclough (Tenor)    Robert Rice (Baritone)
William Petter (Harmonium)

Click here for a programme page including a full list of participants.

Saturday 3rd February 2007 10.30am-4.30pm

A Vocal Workshopat the Hythe Centre, Thorpe Road, Egham Hythe.

An Open Workshopon Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle. The Hythe Singers' musical director, Paul Plummer, led a day developing vocal techniques culminating in a scratch performance of excerpts from this work. During the morning session, we had various "ice-breaking" games including winking murder and cracker whistles!

Christmas Concert 2006:
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Poster for December 2006
Saturday 16th December 2006 8pm,
at St. Stephen's Church, Gloucester Road

Baritone soloist: Thomas Carlisle

A candle-lit evening of Christmas music including
he winner of our Carol Composition Competition 2006,
and two more world premieres. All proceeds from the concert
went to CRISIS - fighting for hope for homeless people.

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams : Fantasia on Christmas Carols
  • Tomas Luis de Victoria : O Magnum Mysterium
  • John Tavener : The Lamb
  • Judith Weir : Little Tree
  • Cecilia McDowall : Cantate, Astra
  • Margaret Haley : Mother Mary, Sing
  • Jamie Brown : O Oriens
  • Morten Lauridsen : O Magnum Mysterium
  • Francis Poulenc : O Magnum Mysterium
  • Judith Weir : My Guardian Angel
Research student Margaret Haley won
The Hythe Singers' Christmas Carol Competition 2006
with Mother Mary Sing, a four-part work composed to her own text.

Saturday 8th July 2006 7.30pm
Ol' Blue Eyes

Songs from a Golden Era

The Hythe Centre, Egham Hythe,
near Staines, Surrey TW18 3HD

See welcome note from programme
and running order including performer details.

Miss Jones
Under My Skin
Moonlight in Vermont
Is You Is?
Laura
Maria
Mack The Knife
The Girls of Summer
Send in the Clowns
Losing My Mind
Something Stupid
Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
All of You
Beyond The Sea
Witchcraft
I Fall in Love
The Girl From Ipanema
Miss Otis Regrets
They Can't Take That Away From Me
Autumn Leaves
Nightingale
My Way
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Saturday, March 25, 2006 at 8.00pm
The Church of the Assumption, Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey

Themes Ancient and Modern: A Lady Day Celebration
Page from programme listing participants

The West London Vocal Ensemble, conducted by Paul Plummer, with the Alea Quartet.
An exploration of themes ancient and modern, in which a full Mass (made up of different movements written between 1150 and 1650) weaves through a programme of modern music inspired by that period.
Hildegard of BingenKyrie (c.1150) - Solo: Claire Cheetham
Guillaume de MachauGloria from the Messe de Notre Dame (c.1345) - Soloists: Rebecca Scott-Saunders, Jo Richardson, Tony Alderton, Chris Orr
Julia LarigoKing Edward's Death (2004) - London Premiere
Jamie BrownMedieval Dances (2005) - World Premiere
John TavernerCredo from the Western Wynde Mass (c.1530) - Soloists: Georgina Bridle, Anna Kenyon, Jonathan Williams, Phil Pinel
Cecilia McDowallThree Latin Motets (2004)
Avro PrtSpiegel Im Spiegel (1978)
Josquin des PresSanctus from the Missa Pange Lingua (c.1510) - Soloist: Rebecca Scott-Saunders
Judith WeirEl Ray de Francia (1994)
Judith WeirVertue (2005) - Second performance
Giovanni da PalestrinaBenedictus from the Missa de l'Homme Armee (c.1575) - Soloists: Stephanie Newark, Jo Richardson, David Scott, Chris Orr
Claudio MonteverdiAgnus Dei from the Mass for Four Voices (c.1640)
Samuel BarberAgnus Dei (1967) - Soloist: Rebecca Scott-Saunders

Sunday 11 December 2005 7.30pm
St John of Rochester, Rochester Road, Egham Hythe, Surrey

Sing Lullaby
Seasonal Readings and Music for Choir and Audience.
West London Vocal Ensemble, Musical Director Paul Plummer
St. Cuthbert's School Choir, Musical Director Brdn Mills
Full list of participants

  • Vivaldi - Gloria
    - Soloists: Rebecca Scott-Saunders, Elizabeth Hellyer, Georgina Bridle, Brdn Mills, Jo Richardson
  • Regney/Shayne: Do you hear what I hear? (St. Cuthbert's)
  • Stanley/Green: Shepherd Boy (St. Cuthbert's)
  • John Gardner: The Holly and the Ivy
  • Cecilia McDowall: Ave Regina
  • Cecilia McDowall: Ave Maria
  • Herbert Howells: A Spotless Rose - Solo: Chris Orr
  • Herbert Howells: Sing Lullaby
  • Herbert Howells: Here is the little door
  • James Brown: The Golden Carol of the Three Kings World premire
  • Hopkins: We Three Kings
  • Moore: A Day of Glory (St. Cuthbert's)
  • Back: Wild Geese (St. Cuthbert's)
  • Judith Weir: My Guardian Angel
  • Orlando de Lassus: Ave Verum corpus
  • Anon: There is no rose
  • Anon: Gabriel's Message
  • Holst: In the bleak mid-winter
  • William Mathias: Sir Christmas
  • Mendelssohn: Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
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27th August 2005 7.30pm
Music for a Summer Eve
Parish Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Wantage

West London Vocal Ensemble
Conductor: Paul Plummer
Page from programme listing participants

Hear my prayer - Henry Purcell
Sanctus and Agnus Dei from "Mass for Double Choir" - Frank Martin
Rhapsody No.3 in C# minor - Howells - Organ: Paul Plummer
Magnificat Primi Toni - Palestrina
Nunc Dimittis from "The New College Service" - Herbert Howells
Zadok the Priest - Handel
Five Negro Spirituals from "A Child of our Time" - Sir Michael Tippett
    - Steal away - Solos: Rebecca Scott-Saunders, David Scott
    - Nobody knows - Solos: Charlotte Mercer, Tony Alderton
    - Go down, Moses - Solos: Rebecca Scott-Saunders, Phil Pinel
    - By and by - Solo: Joan Hellyer
    - Deep river - Solos: Rebecca Scott-Saunders, Brdn Mills, Paul Plummer, James Brown
Brigg Fair - Grainger - Solo: Paul Plummer
Three Shakespeare Songs - Vaugham Williams
    - Full fathom five
    - The cloud-capp'd towers
    - Over hill, over dale
The Scribe - Herbert Howells
Songs and Sonnets from Shakespeare - Shearing
    - Live with me and be my love
    - Who is Sylvia?
    - When daffodils begin to peer
    - It was a lover and his lass

2nd July 2005 7.30pm
Music for an English Summer Evening
Church of St. Augustine, Whitton
West London Vocal Ensemble
Conductor: Paul Plummer
Page from programme listing participants

Brigg Fair - Grainger - Solo: Paul Plummer
Three Shakespeare Songs - Vaugham Williams
    - Full fathom five
    - The cloud-capp'd towers
    - Over hill, over dale
The Scribe - Howells
Love shakes my soul from "Sappho Songs" - Gurney - Solo: Charlotte Mercer
Silent Noon from "The House of Life" - Vaughan Williams - Solo: Georgina Bridle
Ye Banks and Braes - Quilter - Solo: Clare McMenemy
The Miller of Dee - Britten - Solo: Chris Orr
Silence and Music - Vaughan Williams
Colonial Song - Grainger - Piano: Paul Plummer
My spirit sang all day - Gerald Finzi
Five Negro Spirituals from "A Child of our Time" - Sir Michael Tippett
    - Steal away - Solos: Rebecca Scott-Saunders, David Scott
    - Nobody knows - Solos: Charlotte Mercer, Tony Alderton
    - Go down, Moses - Solos: Rebecca Scott-Saunders, Phil Pinel
    - By and by - Solo: Joan Hellyer
    - Deep river - Solos: Rebecca Scott-Saunders, Brdn Mills, Paul Plummer, James Brown
My Lagan Love - Trad (Donegal) - Solo: Brdn Mills
Summertime from "Porgy and Bess" - Gershwin - Solo: Rebecca Scott-Saunders
He was beautiful (Cavatina from "The Deer Hunter") - Myers - Directed by Tony Alderton
Come, shepherds, sing with me - Tomkins - Directed by Tony Alderton
Songs and Sonnets from Shakespeare - Shearing
    - Live with me and be my love
    - Who is Sylvia?
    - When daffodils begin to peer
    - It was a lover and his lass
What shall we do with the drunken sailor - Trad. (with audience)

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Details for the following two concerts are missing:
Saturday 19th March 2005
(concert included Allegri's Miserere and Frank Martin's Messe)

Saturday January 29th 2005
(with London welsh Choir in concert at Southville Junior School, Bedfont)

If you have details, please email me.

12th December 2004 7.30pm
A Christmas Concert
St. John of Rochester, Egham Hythe
West London Vocal Ensemble, Conductor: Paul Plummer
St. Cuthbert's School Choir, Musical Director: Brdn Mills
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  • Shepherd's Pipe Carol - Rutter
  • God rest you merry, Gentlemen (with audience)
  • Four pieces by Herbert Howells:
    • Here is the little door
    • Sing Lullaby
    • Come, sing and dance - Solo: Rebecca Scott-Saunders
    • A Spotless Rose - Solo: David Scott
  • Ecce Concipies - Matthew Martin
  • Bogoroditsye Dyevo - Sergei Rachmaninov
  • Hymn to the Virgin - Benjamin Britten
    - Solo quartet: Rebecca Scott-Saunders, Elaine Sturman, David Scott, Philip Pinel
  • Die Knige - Cornelius - Solo: Chris Orr
  • Hark! the Herald Angels sing (with audience)
  • The Lamb - John Taverner
  • Ave Maria - Matthew Martin
  • Hymn to the Virgin - Rubbra - Solo: Charlotte Mercer
  • Ave Maria - Robert Parsons
    - Solos: Claire McMenemy, Charlotte Mercer, Elaine Foakes, Paul Plummer, Philip Pinel
  • Star Candles - Head - Solo: Georgina Bridle
  • St. Cuthbert's School Choir:
    • A la Nanita Nana - Trad. arr. Walter Ehret
    • Hanukkah Holiday - Linda Swears
  • Messiah - Handel extracts:
    • For behold - The people that walked in darkness : Solo: Philip Pinel
    • For unto us a child is born
  • The twelve days of Christmas - trad. arr. Rutter
  • Once in Royal David's City (with audience)
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11th December 2004 7.30pm
This Starry Stranger
Church of Christ the Saviour, Ealing

West London Vocal Ensemble
Conductor: Paul Plummer
Organ: Duncan Faulkner
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  • The Nativity - Elizabeth Poston:
    • This is the truth sent from above - Solo: Georgina Bridle
    • O Joseph being an old man truly - Solo: Brdn Mills
    • Angelus ad Virginem - Solos: Tony Alderton, Mary Ryan, Charlotte Mercer
    • As Joseph was a-walking - Solos: David Scott, Brdn Mills
    • I saw a fair maiden - Jesu, sweet son - Solos: David Scott, Georgina Bridle
    • Qui creavit coelum - Solos: Lindsay Maloney, Rebecca Philpott
    • Christo paremus cantica
  • Ave Maria - Matthew Martin (first performance of SATB arrangement)
  • Ecce Concipies - Matthew Martin
  • Magnificat Primi Toni - Palestrina
  • Of the Father's Heart Begotten (with Audience)
  • This Starry Stranger - Paul Drayton
  • The Infant King - Trad. arr. Willcocks
  • Jesus Christ, the Apple Tree - Elizabeth Poston
    - Solos: Eileen Gibson, Joan Hellyer, Teresa Rekowska
  • God rest you merry, Gentlemen (with audience)
  • Die Knige - Peter Cornelius - Solo: Philip Pinel
  • Messiah extracts - Handel:
    • For unto us a child is born
    • Pifa (Pastoral Symphony)
    • There were shepherds abiding in the fields
      - Solos: Rebecca Scott-Saunders, Charlotte Mercer
    • Glory to God
    • Behold, a virgin shall conceive, O thou that tellest good tidings - Solo: Brdn Mills
  • Once in Royal David's City (with audience) - Solo: Georgina Murphy

4th September 2004 8pm
A Concert of Vocal Music, both Sacred and Secular
St. John of Rochester, Egham Hythe
Given by members of West London Vocal Ensemble, Conducted by Chris Orr
Duncan Faulkner - Organ and Piano
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  • Zadok the Priest - Handel
  • Three Motets (Op.38) - Stanford
    • Beati quorum via
    • Justorum animae
    • Coelos ascendit hodie
  • Ave Maria - Camille Saint-Sans - Duet: Georgina Bridle, Elaine Sturman
  • Bogoroditsye Dyevo - Sergei Rachmaninov
  • Dixit Maria - Hans Leo Hassler
  • Geistliches Lied - Brahms (Op.30)
  • Christus factus est pro nobis - Anton Bruckner
  • Never been unloved - Michael W. Smith - Solo vocal and guitar: John Murphy
  • Exultate justi - Ludovico Viadana
  • Cantique de Jean Racine - Gabriel Faur (Op.11)
  • The Lord is my Shepherd - Howard Goodall - Solo: Joan Hallyer
  • Mr Sandman - Pat Ballard arr. Keith Murphy
  • Billy-a-dick - Bette Midler arr. Keith Murphy
  • She moved through the fair - Trad. - Solo: Brdn Mills
  • Cantilena (from Adiemus) - Jenkins - Recorder Solo: Georgina Bridle
  • The Blue Bird - Standord (Op 119/iii) - Solo: Elizabeth Hellyer
  • Va, pensiero - Verdi (from Nabucco - Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves)
  • Sous le dme pais - Delibes (from Lakm - The Flower Duet)
    - Duet: Elizabeth Hellyer, Joan Hellyer
  • I'm Beginning to see the light - Hodges/Ellington/James/George arr. Bertie Rice
  • Where do I begin? - Lai. arr Lucas (Theme from Love Story)
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Saturday 26th June 2004 at 7.30pm
The Barn Church, Atwood Avenue, Kew

West London Vocal Ensemble with Kew Sinfonia

Conductor - Paul Plummer
Soprano - Jane Gregson
Alto - Rebecca Lodge
Tenor - James Edwards
Bass - Gavin Horsley
Click to view page from programme listing participants

  • Handel - Zadok the Priest
  • Stanford - Three Motets (Op.38)
    • Beati quorum via
    • Justorum animae
    • Coelos ascendit hodie
  • Finzi - Dies Natalis Op.8
  • Mozart - Requiem Mass in D minor K626

Saturday 3rd April 2004 7.30pm
"Toward the Unknown Region"
St. Mary's Church, Sunbury-on-Thames
West London Vocal Ensemble, Conducted by Paul Plummer
Robin Kimber - Organ and Piano
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  • Handel - Zadok the Priest
  • Bruckner - Three Motets
    • Ave Maria
    • Os justi
    • Christus factus est pro nobis
  • Stanford - Three Motets (Op.38)
    • Beati quorum via
    • Justorum animae
    • Coelos ascendit hodie
  • Britten - Festival Te Deum Op.32
    - Soloists: Rebecca Phlipott, Elizabeth Hellyer
  • Vaughan Williams - Toward the Unknown Region
  • Durufl - Four Motets on Gregorian Themes
    • Ubi caritas
    • Tota pulchra es
    • Tu es Petrus
    • Tantum ergo
  • Dowland - Two Lute Songs - Georgina Bridle with Elaine Foakes (guitar)
    • Gor crystall teares
    • Come agin: sweet love doth now invite
  • Haydn - The creation (excerpt) - Chris Orr with Paul Plummer (piano)
    • Recitative - Strait opening her fertile womb
    • Aria - Now heaven in fullest glory shone
  • Byrd - Mass for Five Voices - Sanctus and Agnus Dei
    - sung by a semi-chorus
  • Parry - I was glad
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Details for the following two concerts are missing:
Voices for Hospices 28th September 2003 at Beck Theatre

Christmas Concert 13th December 2003
including Britten's "Ceremony of Carols", plus music by Poulenc, Howells and Rutter

If you have details, please email me.

Sunday 15th June 2003 7.00pm
Festival of Arts and Faith
St. Stephen's Church, Gloucester Road, London SW7
West London Vocal Ensemble and Players, Director: Paul Plummer
Page from programme listing participants

  • Dixit Dominus (HWV 232) - G. F.Handel
  • Magnificat in D (BWV 243) - J. S. Bach
Sunday 6th April 2003 11.15am
Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford

Sung Eucharist

Setting: Missa sancti johannes Deo - Haydn
Motet: Cantique de Jean Racine - Faur

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Saturday 5th April 2003 8.00pm
From Bach to Bizet
St. Mary's Church, Wallingford
Wallingford Parish Choir and The West London Vocal Ensemble
Directed by Robert Webb and Paul Plummer
In aid of the St. Leonard's Church Organ Appeal and Wallingford Parish Church Choir

    West London Vocal Ensemble:
    • Komm Jesu, Komm - Bach
    • Bist du bei mir - Bach - soloist Georgina Bridle
    • Angels ever bright and fair (Theodora) - Handel - soloist Elizabeth Helyer
    • Tu virginum corona (Exultata, Jubilate) - Mozart - soloist Rebecca Saunders
    • Ave Maria - Bruckner
    • Christus factus est - Bruckner
    • Quatre Motets - Durufl
      • Ubi caritas
      • Tota pulchra es
      • Tu es Petrus
      • Tantum ergo
    • De torrente in via (Dixit Dominus) - Handel - soloists Elizabeth and Joan Helyer
    • If ye love me - Tallis
    • Lord God of Abraham (Elijah) - Mendelssohn - soloist Chris Orr
    • From Songs and Sonnets - Shearing
      • Live with me and be my love
      • Who is Sylvia?
      • It was a lover and his lass
    • Habanera (Carmen) - Bizet - soloist Rebecca Saunders
    • The Witches Chorus (Macbeth) - Verdi
    With Wallingford Parish Choir:
    • Hear my prayer - Mendelssohn - soloists Elizabeth Helyer, Georgina Bridle, Emma Lewis
    • Cantique de Jean Racine - Faur
    • Chorus of the Hebrew Salves (Nabucco) - verdi
    • The Pilgrims Chorus (Tannhauser) - Wagner
    • I was glad when they said unto me - Parry

Sunday 15th December 2002 8pm
"Here is the Little Door"
Church of Christ the Saviour, Ealing Broadway
Part of the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the church's consecration in 1852
West London Vocal Ensemble, Conducted by Paul Plummer
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  • The Lamb - Taverner
  • Of the Father's heart begotten - arr. Willcocks
  • Jesus Christ the apple tree - Poston
  • Hymn to the Virgin - Britten
  • A maiden most gentle - arrr. Carter
  • God rest you merry, gentlemen - arr. Willcocks
  • A spotless rose - Howells
  • Here is the little door - Howells
  • Sing Lullaby - Howells
  • Shepherd's Pipe Carol - Rutter
  • A Wexford Carol - arr. Rutter
  • Stille Nacht - arr. Baird
  • Lullay, lulla - Leighton
  • The Infant King - arr. Willcocks
  • Lo, He comes with clouds descending - arr. Plummer
  • Gaudete - arr. Baird
  • Bogoroditsye Dyevo - Rachmaninov
  • Ding Dong! Merrily on high - arr. Willcocks
  • Sir Christemas - Mathias
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Sunday 17th November 2002.00pm
An evening of Opera
St. Stephen's Church, Gloucester Road
The West London Vocal Ensemble, directed by Paul Plummer
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with soloists:
Rachel Nicholls, Rebecca Lodge
Mark Wilde, Robert Rice

  • Easter Hymn from Cavalleria Rusticana - Mascagni
  • Chorus of the Peasant Girls from Eugene Onegin - Tchaikovsky
  • Una furtiva lagrima from L'Elisir d'Amore - Donizetti (Mark Wilde)
  • Dido's Lament from Dido and Aeneas - Purcell (Rachel Nicholls)
  • Hai gia vinta la causa from Le Nozze di Figaro - Mozart (Robert Rice)
  • Habanera from Carmen - Bizet (Rachel Nicholls)
  • Toreador Song from Carmen - Bizet (Robert Rice)
  • Brindisi (Drinking Song) from La Traviata - Verdi (Rachel Nicholls and Robert Rice)
  • Va Pensiero (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) from Nabucco - Verdi
  • Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schon from Die Zauberflote - Mozart (Mark Wilde)
  • Bie Mannern welche Liebe fuhlen from Die Zauberflote - Mozart(Rachel Nicholls and Robert Rice)
  • Pilgrim's Chorus from Tannhauser - Wagner
  • Au fond du Temple Saint from Les Pecheurs de Perles - Bizet (Mark Wilde and Robert Rice)
  • The Witches' Chorus from Macbeth - Verdi
  • Act 1 Finale (from ?) - "Asking for Divine intervention" (four solists)

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Saturday 20th July 2002 8.00pm
Southville Junior School, Bedfont Lane, Feltham

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Sunday 24th March 2002 7.30pm
An evening of Choral Music
St. Peter's Church, Mount Park Road, Ealing
West London Vocal Ensemble, Conducted by Paul Plummer
Andrew Smith - organ

  • The Lamentations of Jeremiah (I) - Talllis
  • Beatus vir - Monteverdi
  • Requiem - Herbert Howells - soloists Anthony Alderton and Julian Hubbard
    • Salvator mundi
    • Psalm 23
    • Requiem aeternam (1)
    • Psalm 121
    • Requiem aeternam (2)
    • I heard a voice from heaven
  • Stanford - Three Motets
    • Coelos ascendit hodie
    • Justorum animae
    • Beati quorum via
  • Five Mystical Songs - Vaugham Williams - soloist Julian Hubbard
    • Easter
    • I got me flowers
    • Love bade me welcome
    • The call
    • Antiphon
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