Kath and Lesley did it again! Every year they carefully choose the music and coax the vast group of performers through 7 or 8 weeks of rehearsal which culminates in an afternoon of musical fun for all ages.
The Parish Singers, the church band and handbell ringers were joined by St Mary & St Giles Junior school orchestra, choir and handbell ringers, and some of the younger church children singing songs they have learned on Sunday mornings. The school choir, which was formed earlier this year, had their second performance of the year in this concert and did very well. The school orchestra, which was a little smaller this year than in 2012, played two pieces to great audience approval.
The Autumn concert musical programme is always a mix of secular and sacred, for the Parish Singers this gives an opportunity to sing pieces which are not sacred, as most of the year we concentrate on music for church services. The band played some new music well enough to inspire the school orchestra to demand one of our pieces for themselves! The history of the St Mary & St Giles hand bells set was mentioned and it was great to see young and older performers getting great enjoyment from this form of music making.
We raised £197.81 for the organ fund from refreshments at the concert. I’d like to thank all those who served refreshments during the interval, everyone who set up and tidied away afterwards, everyone who performed and most of all Kath and Lesley for making the Autumn concert such fun.
Morning Hymn (Sound of Music) - choir & handbells
We have all the time in the world - choir
Divinum Mysterium, How Great Thou Art and Londonderry Air - Church Handbells
Hosanna, from The Last Week - choir
Sanctus (Schubert) - choir
Pollywolly doodle - band
Goldfinger - band
Congratulations - band
Non Nobis Domine (Doyle, for Henry V) - choir
Yesterday once more - choir
School handbell ringers - Peal of Bells and Tallis’ Canon
People get ready - School choir
German Tune and Here we go again! - School orchestra
Wherever you are (Mealor) - choir
Unchained Melody - choir
Cross over the Road and To Love is Good - Church children
I'll fly away - choir
Amazing Grace - choir, band, handbells, school choir, church children