Parish Singers

Parish Singers

On Sunday 15 October the Parish Singers & friends, SMSG church band, handbell ringers and children of St Mary & St Giles school gave their annual Autumn concert of a variety of sacred and secular music for all to enjoy. We always start these concerts with the Parish Singers & friends and finish with as many as possible of the performers singing and playing together, this year even the school orchestra joined in for the final piece.

The programme:

SMSG Church handbell ringers

SMSG Church handbell ringers

Parish Singers & friends

  • Easter Alleluia Canon
  • I wish I knew how to be free
  • Beauty and the beast

SMSG church handbell ringers

  • Ye watchers and Ye holy ones
  • Summer Holiday
  • Praise my soul, the King of Heaven (with the organ)
SMSG Church band

SMSG Church band

Parish Singers & friends

  • Hush, somebody's calling my name
  • When the stars begin to fall

SMSG church band

  • Fiddler on the roof medley
  • Summertime
  • Brindisi - drinking song from La Traviata

Parish Singers & friends

  • Phantom of the Opera medley
Jonathan conducts the south site choir

Jonathan conducts the south site choir

SMSG School choir

  • South site (conducted by Jonathan Kingston) - Silver Moon
  • North site (conducted by Mrs Noon) - Kookaburra

Interval

SMSG School orchestra

  • Chinese Tune
  • Movie Buster
  • Balderdash Blues

Parish Singers & friends

  • Look at the world
  • You'll never walk alone
North site choir

North site choir

SMSG School choir (combined)

  • Autumn Days

All

  • The Lord's Prayer
  • Golden Anniversary Song MaKing 50

Feedback comments from the audience and performers included:

SMSG school orchestra

SMSG school orchestra

"Absolutely fabulous"
"The children were excellent"
"I really enjoyed it"
"The whole programme was a good mix"
"I'm excited that I performed in this!"
"Great to get so many groups together"
"How can I join this choir?"
"Do you need an audition for the choir, because they were spot on?!"
"Astounding - so glad I was here fron New Zealand"

All the performers

All the performers

The concert was free with a retiring collection of £181.30 going towards organ maintenance. Thank you to everyone who helped organise the concert and conduct the performers as well as the very important refreshment team.