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Christmas Concert at Fordham, Colchester

Sunday, 11th December 2016

Gaudete! A Christmas Celebration

The Kelvedon Singers accompanied by Penny Marsden
Cello: Martin Goodall
Musical Director: Christopher Phelps

at All Saints Church, Fordham, Colchester

THE PROGRAMME
  
Beatus virClaudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
Not unto us, O LordFelix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Vesperae solennes de confessore W A Mozart (1756-1791)
  • Dixit Dominus
  • Confitebor
  • Beatus vir
  • Laudate pueri
  • Laudate Dominum
  • Magnificat
soloists: Barbara Astell, Linda Hart soprano; Sue Knight alto; Les Abbie tenor; Sean Moriarty bass
~ ~ ~ INTERVAL ~ ~ ~
Advent MotetsJosef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901)
  1. Ex Sion
  2. Rorate coeli
  3. Ave Maria
Congregational carol

O come, all ye faithful

arr. David Willcocks

O leave your sheepKenneth Leighton (1929-1988)
Boar's Head Caroltrad. arr. David Overton
Gaudete!trad. arr. Brian Kay
soloists: Barbara Astell soprano; Sue Knight alto; Les Abbie tenor; Tom Porter bass
Joy to the worldtrad. arr. David Overton
The Shepherds' FarewellHector Berlioz (1803-1869)
Congregational carol
Good King Wenceslas from Piae Cantiones arr. Reginald Jacques
People, look easttrad arr. Malcolm Archer
Serenity (O magnum mysterium)Ola Gjeilo (b. 1978)
cello: Martin Goodall
Have Yourself a Merry Little ChristmasHugh Martin (1914-2011) and Ralph Blane (1914-1995)
An Old RhymePeter Gritton (b.1963)
The holly and the ivyJohn Gardner (1917-2011)
Congregational carol
Hark! the herald angels singFelix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
We wish you a merry ChristmasWest country trad. arr. Arthur Warrell

Tickets £12 (£10 if booked in advance) to include a glass of wine and mince pies during the interval