Jonathan conducting the Parish Singers

Jonathan conducting the Parish Singers

The 2019 Autumn Concert on 20th October had a slight change of format this year. It was shorter and the refreshments were placed at the end of an hour long concert by the Parish Singers, SMSG school choir, SMSG Church band and SMSG Church handbell ringers, rather than have an interval. This worked very well.

Parish Singers

Parish Singers

Jonathan Kingston conducted all the Parish Singers and school pieces while Lesley Salter conducted the band and handbells. The nautical theme to the school choir music was one of the highlights, especially as one song involved audience participation!

The programme:

SMSG Church handbell ringers

SMSG Church handbell ringers

Parish Singers & friends

  • Lord, for thy tender mercy's sake
  • Westering Home
  • Londonderry Air
  • The Goslings
  • The Teddy Bears' Picnic

SMSG Church handbell ringers

  • Mango Walk
  • La Donna e Mobile
  • Largo from The New World Symphony
  • Can-Can
SMSG Church handbell ringers changing their music

SMSG Church handbell ringers changing their music

SMSG School Choirs

  • Underneath the Sea
  • Pirates

SMSG Church band

  • Mamma Mia Medley
  • Tourdion
  • Rock around the Clock
SMSG church band

SMSG church band

Organ Solo (by Jonathan Kingston)

  • A Surprise!

Parish Singers & friends

  • West Side Story Medley

It was a gloriously fun concert. Thank you to everyone who helped with organising the music and the refreshments.

Photos by Rosie and John Page, words by Anna Page

SMSG church band

SMSG church band

Jonathan playing the 'surprise piece' on the organ

Jonathan playing the 'surprise piece' on the organ

Parish Singers singing West Side Story medley

Parish Singers singing West Side Story medley