Derry Hill

Forty-nine members of CBBC responded to the invitation from the Parish of Christchurch, Derry Hill, near Calne to offer an evening concert on Saturday 12 May 2012. Nigel put...

Christchurch, Derry HillForty-nine members of CBBC responded to the invitation from the Parish of Christchurch, Derry Hill, near Calne to offer an evening concert on Saturday 12 May 2012. Nigel put together an interesting programme, mixing old favourites with some of the work that we have in preparation for our summer concert, and we had a delightful evening with a most hospitable and appreciative audience. The choir was particularly grateful for the excellent tea that was laid on between our afternoon rehearsal and the concert – a thing of great beauty!

Particular thanks too to Jamie Knights and the Junior Choir who came along and gave us a great set of numbers – all from memory. For once the adults sat where we could see the juniors’ faces, and there is no doubt that they could teach us a thing or two in the area of communicating! They were brilliant.

It was a very happy and enjoyable Saturday, and so worthwhile. Thanks again to the parish of Derry Hill, and we hope it won’t be too long before you invite us back again.

The programme was:

Nystedt – Laudate Dominum
Bruckner – Locus iste
Faure – Cantique de Jean Racine (piano)
Various songs performed by the Junior Choir
Elgar – Bavarian Highlands (Dance, Lullaby, The Huntsmen)
Mozart – Ave verum corpus
Chilcott – Aesop’s Fables (The Tortoise and the Hare; The Mountain in Labour; The Goose and the Swan)
Tippet – Negro Spirituals from Child of our Time
Dove – Passing of the Year (Ah! Sunflower; Answer July)

The accompanist was Jamie Knights, and the concert was conducted by Nigel Perrin.

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