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Useful Information for Choir Members

Rehearsals for the autumn concert (The English Connection from Byrd to the Beatles) start on Monday 2nd September. Details of the music to be included are given below.

Based on suggestions from choir members the spring concert will be a programme of French music with the main piece Poulenc's Gloria (see below for dates). Also we have an exciting plan to perform Handel's Messiah in November 2020 (date and venue to be confirmed).

Music for our Autumn Concert – “The English Connection – from Byrd to the Beatles”.
The programme has not yet been finalised, but here is a list of some of the music we will definitely be singing.

Tallis: If ye love me

Purcell: Dido’s lament (with the chorus that follows)

In these delightful pleasant groves, O God Thou Art My God, Thy word is a lantern

Madrigals, including: Now is the month of Maying

            In going to my naked bed
            April is in my mistress’ face
            Weep O mine eyes

Elgar: As torrents in summer
, My love dwelt in a northern land

Grainger: Seventeen come Sunday

Finzi: My spirit sang all day
,  Clear and gentle stream

Sullivan: The long day closes

Parry: I was glad
, Jerusalem

Keane: Somewhere only we know

Also, the Beatles medley we have previously sung, and two other arrangements of pop songs. Possibly also some Gilbert and Sullivan

YouTube links for some of the above:

Elgar: My love dwelt in a Northern land
Finzi - My Spirit Sang All Day

A copy of the choir's updated Data Protection Policy, complying with the 2018 Data Protection Act, can be found here

Links to music
-  The LearnChoral Music website has helpful music files to aid with rehearsal

Click here for a slideshow of images from the 2015 Autumn Miscellany concert

Dates for 2019/2020 Season
Monday 2nd September - Rehearsals start, 7.30 pm (St Joseph's church hall)
Saturday 16th November - Afternoon rehearsal and evening concert at Stokesley Methodist Church - "The English Connection"
Saturday 14th December - Afternoon rehearsal and evening concert in Stokesley Parish Church - "Annual Festival of Christmas Music"
Monday 6th January 2020 - 1st rehearsal of the year in St Joseph's Church Hall
Saturday 25th April 2020 - Afternoon rehearsal and evening concert in Stokesely Methodist Church - a programme of French Music.