CONCORDIA VOICES

‘SING’ LOW SWEET CHARIOT

St Mary’s Parish Church

St Mary’s Parish Church
Church St, Twickenham, Middlesex TW1 3NJ
Sunday, 4th October 2015, 7.30pm


Musical Director: William Petter
Accompanist: Paul Ayres

A concert for the Richmond Festival of Music and Drama during the Rugby World Cup

An evening of popular music ranging from Parry, Holst and Copland to Bacharach, Bernstein and the Beatles, with arrangements of traditional folk songs and an internationally-themed medley performed by Surrey Brass. Audience members who know the piece are welcome to join us to sing Parry’s ‘I was Glad’ (bring a score if possible) and all are invited to raise their voices in singing ‘Jerusalem’ as a grand finale!


Programme

Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man (Surrey Brass)

Parry: I Was Glad (arrangement for choir, brass and organ)

Traditional English, arr Timothy Salter: Early one Morning (Concordia Voices)
Traditional Scottish, arr William Petter: Skye Boat Song (Concordia Voices)
Traditional Welsh, arr Hugh Petter: Men of Harlech (Concordia Voices)

Wills, arr Roger Harvey: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (Surrey Brass)

Traditional Irish, arr William Petter: Danny Boy (Concordia Voices)
American, arr Paul Ayres: Shenandoah (Concordia Voices)
Traditional English, arr Timothy Salter: Dashing Away with the Smoothing Iron

Parry: Blest Pair of Sirens (arrangement for choir, brass and organ)

Lennon/McCartney, arr Paul Ayres: Toccata on ‘All You Need is Love’ (organ)

Interval

Barry, arr Paul Ayres: Diamonds are Forever (Concordia Voices)
Unknown, arr Paul Ayres: Marianne (Concordia Voices)
Bacharach, arr Paul Ayres: Close to You (Concordia Voices)

International Medley: (Surrey Brass)

Holst, arr Paul Ayres: I Vow to Thee, My Country (Concordia Voices)
Elbow, arr Paul Ayres: One Day Like This (Concordia Voices)
Bernstein, arr Page, arr William Petter: Make our Garden Grow (Concordia Voices)

Parry: Jerusalem (arrangement for choir, brass and organ)