Past concerts – 2017

Rekindle fond memories … or see what you missed!

Posters and Programmes Concert Description
Publicity poster for concert 'Midsummer Flowers,' 24 June 2017
photo of choir (links to concert programme notes)
Midsummer Flowers – in poetry and song
24 June 2017

Parish Church of St Mary, Shincliffe, Durham
Conductor: Peter Coulson

Choir
John Wilbye: Flora gave me fairest flowers
Robert Ramsey: Sleep, fleshly birth
Thomas Morley: Miraculous love’s wounding
(Soprano solos: Alex Murchie, Helen Bartlett)
Claudin de Sermisy: Au joli bois
Gerald Finzi: I praise the tender flower; I have loved flowers that fade
Robert Pearsall: Lay a garland
Benjamin Britten: Five flower songs Op. 47
John Joubert: There is no rose of such virtue
George Macfarren: When daisies pied
Trad. (arr. Edward Bairstow): The Oak and the Ash
Willliam Horsley: Slow fresh fount
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Summer is gone
William Sterndale Bennett: Come live with me
Paul Aitken: Flanders Fields
Paul Mealor: Now sleeps the crimson petal
Eric Whitacre: With a lily in your hand
Percy Grainger (arr. David Tall): Country Gardens

Poetry:
William Shakespeare: Sonnet 99; Sonnet 54; There is a willow grows aslant a brook; I know a bank where the wild thyme blows
Henry King: A contemplation upon flowers
Gillian Clarke: Miracle on St David’s Day
William Wordsworth: Daffodils
A E Housman: With seed the sowers scatter; The Lent Lily
Edmund Blunden: Vlamertinghe: Passing the chateau
Alfred, Lord Tennyson: Come into the garden, Maud
Ursula A Fanthorpe: Maud speaking

Publicity poster for concert 'Drop, drop slow tears,' 11 March 2017
photo of choir (links to concert programme notes)
Drop, drop slow tears –
twentieth century penitential music
11 March 2017

Jesmond United Reformed Church, Newcastle
Conductor: Peter Coulson

Choir
Pablo Casals: O vos omnes
Kenneth Leighton: Missa brevis; Drop, drop slow tears
Philip Moore: Three prayers by Detrich Bonhoeffer – ‘Morning prayers; Prayers in time of distress; Evening prayers’
Francis Poulenc: Four motets for the season of Lent – ‘Timor et tremor; Vinea mea electa; Tenebrae factae sunt; Tristis est anima mea’
William Walton: A Litany – Drop, drop slow tears
Richard Hey Lloyd: Were you there?

Organ solos
Clifford Harker: Pastorale – ‘The Rosy Sequence’
William Walton: Elegy from the film score ‘Richard III’
Max Reger: Choralvorspiel – ‘Aus tiefer, Not schrie ich zu dir Op.135a, no. 4’
Marcel Dupré: Souvenir pour orgue ou harmonium, Op.65 bis