Burghley Voices
A chamber choir, based in Stamford, Lincs, UK

The Best of British

Saturday 20 October
2012
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A concert in aid of the Evergreen Care Trust
Saturday 20th October 2012
7.30 pm : Trinity Methodist Church, Barn Hill, Stamford

Burghley Voices were joined by the Belvoir Wassailers, Mark Swingler, Melodion and Concertina, and solo singers, for a programme that celebrates the best of British music.
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Programme
PART ONE

An opening set: The Love of Music
Music (‘I pant for the music which is divine’) - Michael Tippett
Music when soft voices die - Charles Wood
If Music be the Food of Love - Henry Purcell
Burghley Voices conducted by Fergus Black
with Nicolene Gibbons - piano

Two English Folk Songs - John McCabe
Hush a Bye
John Peel
Katie Jeffries-Harris - soprano
Peter Casson - clarinet
Nicolene Gibbons - piano

Traditional Folk Music
The Rope Waltz (Orkney?)
Two slow tunes - Felton Lonnen (Northumbrian) / Da Slockit Light (Shetland)
Mark Swingler - Melodion and Concertina

Love is all you need (A Beatles Medley)
Belvoir Wassailers conducted by Robert-John Edwards
with Nicolene Gibbons - piano

Three choruses
Fair Phyllis - John Farmer
My Soul - Charles Parry
Now to the Banquet we Press (Sorcerer) - Arthur Sullivan
Burghley Voices conducted by Fergus Black
with Nicolene Gibbons - piano

INTERVAL

PART TWO

Three Lincolnshire Folk Songs
collected by Percy Grainger and arranged by Phyllis Tate
The Sprig of Thyme
Six Dukes went a-fishing
Bold William Taylor
Burghley Voices conducted by Fergus Black
with Nicolene Gibbons - piano


Traditional Folk Music
The Bold Fisherman (English)
Two Morris tunes - Princess Royal / Old Tom of Oxford
(these versions from Bampton, Oxfordshire)
Mark Swingler - Melodion and Concertina

Two Solos and a Duet arranged by Roger Vignoles
Afton Water
Lowlands
Mermaid
Helen Didsbury - soprano
Robert-John Edwards - baritone
Nicolene Gibbons - piano

Hello and Goodbye!
Wassail - Traditional
Three Scottish Songs - Alexander L’Estrange:
The Skye Boat Song
Afton Water
Auld Lang Syne
Belvoir Wassailers conducted by Robert-John Edwards
with Nicolene Gibbons - piano

Jerusalem - Charles Parry
Everyone
with Fergus Black - organ

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  • On behalf of the Trustees of the Evergreen Care Trust, I would like to thank you for organising the concert in aid of the Trust. We are also very grateful to you and your choir and the other musicians involved for raising the wonderful sum of £600 for the Trust. I know everyone who attended thoroughly enjoyed the evening and are still talking about it.

    I recognise that such a splendid concert does not just happen, many hours of planning, rehearing and preparation are involved and we would be grateful if you would kindly pass on our thanks to all who have given up their time so willingly to ensure it was such a good evening.
    Rev’d Bob Mackrill Trustee – www.evergreencare.org.uk