August 2014 | Music for the Close of the Day

‘Music for the Close of the Day’, Holy Trinity Church, Privett, Hampshire
in aid of The Churches Conservation Trust

Director Louisa Denby

Programme

Privett 2014

Privett 2014

Shepherd – In manus tuas
Tallis – Te lucis
Victoria – Salve regina a5
Poulenc – Salve regina
Mendelssohn – Denn Er hat seinen Engeln befohlen
Rheinberger – Abendlied
Parry – My soul, there is a country
Parry – There is an old belief
Vautor – Sweet Suffolk Owl
Morley – Sing we and chant it
Wilbye – Draw on sweet night
Trad., Orkney, arr. Cooper – Rousay Lullaby
Native American, arr. Gerlitz – Evening Rise
Yamada, arr. Chilcott – Aka-Tonbo
Rodgers, arr. Blackwell – Blue Moon
Ballard, arr. Bradley – Mister Sandman
Sullivan – The long day closes
Carter/Hudson, arr. Sund – Goodnight Sweetheart

August 2014 | Evensong at East Meon

All Saints on a lovely summer evening

All Saints’ Church on a lovely summer evening

 

By day two of our 2014 Summer Tour, the number of singers had swelled to eight. We travelled to All Saints’, East Meon, for a service of Choral Evensong. After rehearsal, we congregated in the North Aisle of the church, giving us plenty of time to admire the Millennium Embroidery before the service began, heralded by the bell.

All of the service was sung unaccompanied (music included Give almes of thy goods – Tye, and Arnold’s Evening Service in A), and we particularly enjoyed the anthem, Byrd’s Justorum Animae, which matched the understated grandeur of the church.

Afterwards we were treated to drinks and nibbles with the East Meon congregation.

 

The smart Vox Cantab ties (and their men)

The gentlemen of the Choir

The Girls

The girls have their priorities right!

August 2014 | ‘Essentially English’

Vox Cantab rehearsing for their one-to-a-part Chalton concert

Vox Cantab rehearsing for their one-to-a-part Chalton concert

The first day of our 2014 Summer Tour saw five members of the Choir give a concert of ‘Essentially English’ music at St Michael & All Angels, Chalton, Hampshire.

Soprano Catherine White, Louisa Dawes; Alto Louisa Denby;
Tenor Dean Parker; Bass Frank Lee

Programme

Tye – Give almes of thy goods

Tallis – If ye love me

Morley – Sing we, and chant it

Cornysh – Ah, Robyn

Stanford – When Mary thro’ the garden went

Elgar – As torrents in summer

Wood – Full fathom five

Wood – Oculi omnium

Holst – Swansea Town

Sullivan – The long day closes

English Trad., arr. Gritton – Country Gardens

Trad. Botswanan, arr. L’Estrange – Jesu ukukhanya

Lloyd-Webber – Close every door

Handel, arr. Gritton – Three-minute Messiah

February 2014 | ‘Old Wine in New Bottles’

‘Old Wine in New Bottles’
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge & Selwyn College Music Society, Cambridge

Director Louisa Denby; Piano Nadanai Laohakunakorn

Programme

Trad. American arr. Cooper – Circle March

Trad. American arr. Milloy – Amazing Grace

Trad. American arr. Erb – Shenandoah

Trad. English arr. Whittaker – Bobby Shaftoe

Trad. Irish arr. Chilcott – Londonderry Air

Trad. Scottish arr. Vaughan Williams – Loch Lomond

Trad. American arr. Hogan – The Battle of Jericho

Trad. American arr. Chilcott – Buffalo Gals

Trad. American arr. Gerlitz – All Night, All Day

Trad. Welsh arr. Chilcott – Ar Hyd y Nos

Trad. Gaelic arr. Cooper – Orra Bhonna Bhonnagan

Trad. Scottish arr. Forbes – Auld Lang Syne

Trad. English arr. Chilcott – The Lily & the Rose

Trad. N. American arr. McCurry – Parting Friends

Trad. American Spiritual arr. Chilcott – Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit

Trad. American – One More Time (Encore)

Oh Shenandoah, I long to hear you!

Oh Shenandoah, I long to hear you!

 

 

Fitzwilliam Museum Promenade Concert

We received an enthusiastic response to our concert at the Fitzwilliam Museum in February 2014:

“Last Sunday’s Vox Cantab Promenade Concert at the Fitzwilliam was a triumph! It was so much enjoyed by every member of the audience. There seemed to be something for everybody […]

Your theme and choice of music was beautifully balanced and varied. It takes so much skill to create a good programmme, and once again you have done it. And best of all, the whole choir looked as if they were enjoying singing all those wonderful songs and great arrangements.”

Penelope Robson
Proms Organiser

September 2013 | Howells’ Requiem

Howells’ Requiem and other music from around the British Isles
Holy Trinity Church, Privett, Hampshire
in aid of the Churches Conservation Trust

Conductor Jonathan Willcocks

Programme

Vaughan Williams – Selection from Five English Folksongs
Holst – Selection from Six Choral Folk Songs
Britten – Flower Songs Op. 47
MacMillan – Selection from The Strathclyde Motets
Stanford – Three Latin Motets
Howells – Requiem
Holst – Nunc dimittis
Willcocks – Lacrymosa

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