Concerts 2019 to date
Christmas 2019 concert in Dunsford Village Hall
Our Christmassy concert on the 1st of December featured the lovely Schubert Mass No.2 in G
We also sang:-
Northern Lights by Ola Gjeilo, Gaudete, O Holy Night, For Unto Us a Child is Born (from Handel’s Messiah), Winter Wonderland, and I Wonder as I Wander (a special request from our Honorary President, June Squire) and some carols with the audience participating.
Readings by choir members were 'Winter' by John Clare
'A Child's Christmas in Wales' by Dylan Thomas
Musical Director - Tim Pithers. Accompanist - Jonathan Watts
Christmas 2021 concert in the Teign Valley Community Hall, Christow
Our Christmassy concert (our first performance since Christmas 2019) on the 11th of December featured two choruses from the rousing Messiah by Frederic Handel:
And the Glory of the Lord and For Unto Us a Child is Born.
We also sang:-
Magnum Mysterium by Morten Lauridsen, Jesus Christ the Apple Tree by Elizabeth Poston,
Star Carol and Nativity Carol by John Rutter, Another Openin', Another Show by Cole Porter, Lean On Me by Bill Withers and some carols with the audience participating as they did in a Christmas round for audience and choir: Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat......
Readings by choir members were Christmas by John Betjeman, Village Carol Singing
by Susan Hill, The Oxen by Thomas Hardy, Talkin' Turkeys by Benjamin Zephaniah and
The Nativity Mini-Story by Gervase Phinn.
Video of the round we sang with the audience
Christmas 2021 - Above is a video clip of the round we sang with the audience
Summer Concert 2022 in The Teign Valley Community Hall, Christow
Francis Leversedge introduces the evening to the audience
This summer we sang with Dartmouth Orchestra, which was a great treat
Choir and Orchestra: Gabriel Fauré Pavane 1887
Orchestra: Anton Dvorak Symphony No 8 Movements 1
Choir and Orchestra: Gabriel Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine 1865
Choir: Sergei Rachmaninoff: Bogoroditsye Dyevo 1915
Choir: Josef Rheinberger: Abenlied 1873
Choir and Orchestra: Felix Mendelssohn: Verlieh uns Frieden 1831
Choir and Orchestra: Fauré Requiem 1900 (photo)
Saprano soloist was our own Julie Cooney
Baritone soloist was Joe Ward
Musical Director - Tim Pithers. Accompanist - Carol Galton
Summer Concert 2022 in St. Mary's Church, Dunsford
This free, pop-up event replaced the cancelled Dartmouth concert.
Programme as above but without the orchestra
Soloists: our own soprano Sarah Maybin from Trusham, and excellent young baritone Jeroan Yip (photo), alumni of Wells Cathedral School and now a student at Exeter University
photo Polly Lu