STAFFORD SINGERS ARCHIVE 2013-2018

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19.12.18 1930 Joint Choir and Orchestra Carol Concert at Doxey Church



 
St Thomas and St Andrew,
Doxey Parish Church,
ST16 1EQ

(See map)

12.12.18 1930 Joint Choir and Orchestra Rehearsal at Doxey Church

06.10.18 Concert, Berkswich Methodist Church

 :
Berkswich Methodist Church,
Walton-on-the-Hill,
Stafford
ST17 0LH

(See map)

Monday 03.09.18 Resumption of rehearsals after summer break, Berkswich Methodist Church

Monday 11.06.18 Social, Berkswich Methodist Church

Monday 04.06.18 AGM, Berkswich Methodist Church

19.05.18 Concert at Trinity Church
in aid of Christian Aid

 
Trinity Church,
Mount Street
Stafford
ST16 2BZ

(See map)

21.04.18 Concert at St Peter's Church, Hixon



 
Hixon St Peter Church,
21 Hammonds Croft,
Hixon, Stafford
ST18 0PQ

(See map)

Practice Tapes 2017/2018 Repertoire

All things bright and beautiful (Rutter);
Annie (Charnin, Strouse, Emerson);
Barbershop Blues (Musser);
The composers are all on FaceBook (Burrows);
For the beauty of the earth (Rutter);
*Gonna rise up singin' (Besig);
*Gonna rise up singin' (alternative) (Besig);
Halle, Halle, Halle (Traditional Caribbean Song, Hopson);
Hallelujah (Cohen, Buckley);
I hear music in me (Sprunger);
In this hour (Pinsuti);
I whistle a happy tune (Rodgers);
June is bustin' out all over (Rodgers, Hammerstein);
*The Keel Row (Traditional, Lawson);
Let the river run (Simon);
Oh what a beautiful mornin' (Rodgers, Hammerstein);
*Sing (Grassi, Hoying, Olusala, Johnson, Hollander, Brymer);
*Sing (Alternative, with score);
Skyfall, James Bond (Adkins, Epworth, Langford);
So deep is the night (Chopin, Miller, Dexter);
Sounds of Simon and Garfunkel (Simon);
Swing low sweet chariot (Negro Spiritual, Mansfield);
You raise me up (Graham, Lovland, Emerson)
(Pieces in *BOLD are in active rehearsal during Winter/Spring 2018)

Monday 22.01.18 Social, Radford Bank

Monday 08.01.18 Resumption of rehearsals, Berkswich Methodist Church

20.12.17 1930 Joint Choir and Orchestra Carol Concert at Doxey Church



 
St Thomas and St Andrew,
Doxey Parish Church,
ST16 1EQ

(See map)

13.12.17 1930 Joint Choir and Orchestra Rehearsal at Doxey Church

Practice Tapes Christmas 2017

Barbershop Blues (Joel Raney);
Halle, Halle, Halle (Traditional Caribbean Song, arranged by Hal H. Hopson)
Messiah, Hallelujah Chorus (Handel), with scrolling bar graph score
Christmas Fanfare (incorporating Hark the Herald Angels Sing , arranged by Joseph M. Martin)
By Candelight (Ruth Elaine Schram)
Christmas Sanctus (Susan Naus Dengler, Lee Dengler)
Pachelbel's Canon (incorporating The First Noel arranged by Michael Clawson)
On with the Snow (Medley arranged by Douglas E. Wagner)
Sing (arranged by Mark Brymer)
Sing Noel, Alleluia! (arranged by John Leavitt)
Sing we all Noel (African folk songs, arranged by Ruth Elaine Schram)
The Sleigh (A la Russe) (Richard Kountz)

Monday 04.09.17 Resumption of rehearsals after the summer break,
Berkswich Methodist Church

Monday 05.06.17 Social, Berkswich Methodist Church

Monday 22.05.17 Annual General Meeting, then Members' Choice singing

19.05.17 Spring Concert at Stowe-by-Chartley Village Hall
in conjunction with St John the Baptist Church, Stowe-by-Chartley




Monday 15.05.17 Rehearsal for Stowe-by-Chartley Concert

13.05.17 Concert at Trinity Church, Stafford
in aid of Christian Aid
with dance accompaniment by Stafford Steppers

 
 
Trinity Church,
Mount Street
Stafford
ST16 2BZ

(See map)

24.04.17 STOP PRESS Change of rehearsal venue to Berkswich Methodist Church

 :
Berkswich Methodist Church,
Walton-on-the-Hill,
Stafford
ST17 0LH

(See map)

18.03.17 Concert at St Thomas's Church, Walton-on-the-Hill

 


St Thomas's Church,
Walton-on-the-Hill
ST17 0BY

See map

08.03.17 Concert at Crispin Court



Crispin Court,
385a Stone Rd,
Stafford
ST16 1LD

See map

16.12.16 1930 Concert at Stafford Boat Club, Wildwood, Stafford



Stafford Boat Club Ltd,
Maplewood,
Wildwood,
Stafford
ST17 4SG

(See map)

The performance included (YouTube videos):
Christmas is coming (Joel Raney);
Christmas Fanfare (Joseph M. Martin)

14.12.16 1930 Joint Choir and Orchestra Carol Concert at Doxey Church



 
St Thomas and St Andrew,
Doxey Parish Church,
ST16 1EQ

(See map)





The programme included (Videos courtesy of Hospital Radio Stafford):
Believe (Glen Barrard and Alan Silvestri);
The First Nowell;
A Caribbean Noel (Arranged by Shayla Blake)

The performance also included (YouTube videos):
Tell out the news;
Just another star;
The First Noel/Pachelbel's Canon

07.12.16 1930 Joint Choir and Orchestra Rehearsal at Doxey Church

Monday 13.06.16 Social, The Morris Man

Monday 06.06.16 Annual General Meeting

21.05.16 Concert at Trinity Church, Stafford


Trinity Church,
Mount Street
Stafford
ST16 2BZ

(See map)

Videos:
Trinity Church concert for Christian Aid, 21.05.16
The composers are all on FaceBook
Mama mia (Abba)



13.04.16 Concert at Maple Court, Stafford

Maple Court,
Rotherwood Drive,
Rowley Park,
Stafford
ST17 9AF

(See map)

The performance included:
The Lord is my Shepherd (Howard Goodall, "The Vicar of Dibley" theme);
The Composers are all on FaceBook;
New York (Frank Sinatra)


18.01.16 1930 Social Evening at The Morris Man, Weston Road, Stafford



16.12.15 1930 Joint Choir and Orchestra Carol Concert at Doxey Church



 
St Thomas and St Andrew,
Doxey Parish Church,
ST16 1EQ
(See map)

The performance included:
Christmas sanctus;
Jesus, Jesus rest your head


Officials at the Joint Choir and Orchestra Carol Concert:
(L to R) Mrs Gillian Basket, Chair of The Stafford Orchestra; Mrs Maureen Thomas, Chair of The Stafford Singers;
Councillor Mrs Lynne Bakker-Collier, Deputy Mayor of Stafford Borough; Mr Tony Dodd

11.12.15 1930 Concert at Stafford Boat Club, Wildwood, Stafford



Stafford Boat Club Ltd,
Maplewood,
Wildwood,
Stafford
ST17 4SG
(See map)

The performance included:
Christmas is coming;
Do you hear what I hear?

09.12.15 1930 Joint Choir and Orchestra Rehearsal at Doxey Church


St Thomas and St Andrew,
Doxey Parish Church,
ST16 1EQ
(See map)

04.12.15 1930 Carol Concert for Stafford Phoenix Activities Clubs

Walton Village Hall

The performance included:
Hallelujah;
The Sleigh

Tuesday 20.10.15 Committee Meeting

16.05.15 Concert at Trinity Church, Stafford

  




Trinity Church,
Mount Street
Stafford
ST16 2BZ
(See map)





  
  

27.03.15 1930 Spring Concert at St Paul's Church, Lichfield Road, Stafford





17.12.14 1930 Joint Choir and Orchestra Carol Concert at Doxey Church




St Thomas and St Andrew,
Doxey Parish Church,
ST16 1EQ
(See map)



The performance included:


Tunes from the Trenches is a medley of songs published in memory of the 100th Anniversary of the beginning of World War I, arranged for choir and orchestra by Peter Lawson:
Tunes from the Trenches (Goodmusic Publishing);
More Tunes from the Trenches;
Messiah, Hallelujah Chorus (Handel, with score);
The Twelve Days of Christmas (Traditional carol)

Feast (Caput Apri), a new orchestral piece to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stafford Orchestra, composed and conducted by Michael Revell.


The choir and orchestra

Paul Nivens conducts

The choir and orchestra

Cathy conducts


12.12.14 1930 Concert at Stafford Boat Club, Wildwood, Stafford



Stafford Boat Club Ltd,
Maplewood,
Wildwood,
Stafford
ST17 4SG
(See map)

The performance included:
Cowboy Carol;
More Cowboy Carol;
Even More Cowboy Carol;
Extra Cowboy Carol;
The story behind the Cowboy Carol;
On with the Snow;
White Christmas (made famous by Bing Crosby, The Old Groaner)


10.12.14 1930 Joint Choir and Orchestra Rehearsal for 17.12.14 Concert



01.09.14 1930 Rehearsals re-commence after the summer holiday



St John's Church of England Primary School,
Weston Road,
Stafford
ST16 3RZ
(See map)



16.05.14 1930 Concert at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Wildwood, Stafford





28.03.14 1930 Spring Concert at St Paul's Church, Lichfield Road, Stafford



YouTube videos of some of the items on the programme:

Anything Goes (Words and Music by Cole Porter, arranged by Teena Chinn);
Gaelic Blessing (John Rutter);
Men of Harlech, (Traditional Welsh, arranged by former Musical Director J.K.H. Rose); (In this YouTube version performed by the Fron Male Voice Choir);
Panis Angelicus (Cesar Franck, arranged by Henry Geehl);
Dream a little dream of me (Willy Schwandt, Fabian Andre & Gus Kahn, arranged Alexander L'Estrange);
Chattanooga Choo Choo (Music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Mack Gordon, arranged by Pete Schmutte, made famous by Glenn Miller);
more Chattanooga;
even more Chattanooga.


11.03.14 1930 Concert in aid of Carers' Association South Staffordshire (CASS) at St Bertelin's Church, Holmcroft Road, Stafford



St Bertelin's Church,
Holmcroft Road,
Stafford
ST16 1JB
(See map)

Play YouTube videos of items in the programme showing the diverse range of the Stafford Singers repertoire:

Beach Boys (Round, round, I get around);
more Beach Boys (Fun, fun, fun);
All things bright and beautiful (John Rutter);
All through the night (traditional Welsh);
I'd like to teach the world to sing (B. Backer, B. Davis, R. Cook and R. Greenway, arranged by Milt Rogers);
Guys and Dolls (Fugue for tinhorns) (Frank Loesser, arranged by Mac Huff);
more Guys and Dolls (If I were a bell);
Pokarekare ana (traditional Maori) Hayley Westenra.




18.12.13 Carol Concert at Doxey Church


St Thomas and St Andrew,
Doxey Parish Church,
ST16 1EQ
(See map)

Play YouTube videos of items in the programme:

Gaudete (Trad., King's Singers);
Hallelujah Chorus (Handel's Messiah)
with scrolling bar-graph score;
Christmas Lullaby (John Rutter)
with score;


09.12.13 Carol Concert at Compton Close, Lichfield Road, Stafford



Compton Close,
Lichfield Road,
Stafford
ST17 4PW
(See map)


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