O Glorious Summer


CitySound Voices

Conducted by Ruth McKibbin, accompanied by Peter French

  • Exsultate Justi – Lodovico Grossi da Viadana
  • Oh How Glorious – Philip Stopford
  • O Quam Gloriosum – Tomás Luis de Victoria
  • Te Deum – Franz Joseph Haydn

Mendip Male Voice Choir

Conducted by Jamie Knights, accompanied by Phillip Evry

  • What a Wonderful World – George Weiss and Bob Thiele, Arranged by Mark Brymer
  • Shall We Gather at the River – Robert Lowry, Arranged by Alwyn Humphreys
  • For the Beauty of the Earth – Words by F. S. Pierpoint, Music by John Rutter
  • Anthem from ‘Chess’ – Words by Tim Rice, Music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus
  • What Would I Do Without My Music? – Harry Middlebrooks and Bruce Belland, Arranged by Alwyn Humphreys

Interval

Mendip Male Voice Choir

Conducted by Jamie Knights, accompanied by Phillip Evry

  • Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious – from ‘Mary Poppins: The Musical, Richard B Sherman and Robert B Sherman, Additional Words and Music by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, Arranged by Mac Huff
  • Let All Men Sing – Keith Christopher
  • Bring Him Home – Words by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil, from ‘Les Misérables’, Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, Arranged by John Leavitt
  • Shining – Kate Courage
  • Rhythm of Life – Words by Dorothy Field, from ‘Sweet Charity’, Music by Cy Coleman, Arranged by Richard Barnes

CitySound Voices

Conducted by Ruth McKibbin, accompanied by Peter French

  • Let the River Run – Carly Simon, Arranged by Craig Hella-Johnson
  • Shenandoah – Traditional, Arranged by James Erb
  • Sure on This Shining Night – Morten Lauridsen, from ‘Nocturnes’
  • Underneath the Stars – Kate Rusby, Arranged by Voces 8
  • Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen, Arranged by Mac Huf

Christmas 2018 with CitySound Voices

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CitySound Voices

Conducted by Ruth McKibbin
Accompanied by Peter French
with special guests:
Alexander Johnson (Tenor)
Mark Blackham (Master of Ceremonies)
& NOS Voices (the charity’s “in-house” choir).

Concert Tickets (TBC): £10 Adults (16+), £5 Children (Under 16 yrs), £25 Family (4 persons). Tickets available from choir members and Bath Box Office: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk/ 

Once on Royal David’s City.

Verse 1 Soloist, Alexander Johnson, verses 3&4 with audience.

MC: Mark Blackham
Reading: Christmas by John Betjeman

CitySound Voices
Star Carol (Rutter)
O Nata Lux (Lauridsen)

NOS Voices
Jazz Gloria (Sleeth)
Ring Christmas Bells (Leontovich)
Carol: Joy to The World (Handel) with audience participation

CitySound Voices
Alleluia! (Reeves)
A Child is Born in Bethlehem (Stopford)

Guest speaker Maggie Biggs, NOS volunteer

https://nos.org.uk/get-involved/in-memory/star-appeal/

CitySound Voices & NOS
O Holy Night (Adams) – with soloist Alexander Johnson

INTERVAL

(Refreshments and NOS Christmas cards will be available for purchase at the rear of the church).

Tonight (Bernstein) – Alexander Johnson & Ruth McKibbin

CitySound Voices
Wintertide (Ola Gjelio)
The Snow (Elgar)
Carol: Jingle Bells(Willcocks) with audience participation

MC – Mark Blackham
Reading: The Twelve Days of Christmas – A Correspondence by John Julius Norwich

CitySound Voices
Carol: The Twelve Days of Christmas
Christmas Blessing (Stopford)
We Wish You a Merry Christmas (Warrell)

Sounds in Shaw


Shaw Church 17th November

A Festive Concert at Christ Church, Shaw
Saturday 17th November @ 7.30pm

CitySound Voices

Conducted by Ruth McKibbin

Accompanied by Peter French

with Krystl Ride (Soprano)

Philip Stopford – O How Glorious
Anton Bruckner- Locus Iste
Judith Weir – I love all beautiful things
Morten Lauridsen – O Nata Lux

Krystl Ride (Soprano) with Ruth McKibbin
Antonio Vivaldi – Laudamus Te from Gloria
Andrew Lloyd-Webber – Pie Jesu from Requiem

John Rutter – I will sing with the Spirit
Philip Stopford – Ubi Caritas
Franz Haydn – Te Deum

INTERVAL

Ola Gjeilo – Wintertide
Edward Elgar – The Snow
Philip Stopford – A Child is Born in Bethlehem

Krystl Ride (Soprano)
G F Handel – Rejoice Greatly from Messiah
Francesco Sartori – Time to say goodbye

Jessie Reeves – Alleluia!
John Rutter – Star Carol
Philip Stopford – Christmas Blessing

Come and Play Croquet

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With Music from CitySound Voices

Conductor: Ruth McKibbin,

Gustav Holst – I Love My Love
Edward Higginbottom – Down By The Sally Gardens
Ivor Novello – We’ll Gather Lilacs
Elton John – Your Song
Carly Simon – Let The River Run
Trad – Shenandoah
Henry Mancini – Moon River
Toto – Africa

Map of Local Area

 

Choral Workshop with Philip Stopford

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CitySound Voices invited composer Philip Stopford to give a choral workshop on 23rd June 2018 at St. Stephens Church, Lansdown.

Stopford, whose music is loved and performed by many choirs, led choir members from CitySound Voices, the wider Bath area and beyond, giving us the exciting opportunity to meet him in person and perform his music. The event was well attended, with all appreciating Stopfords wit and humour as well as the wonderful opportunity to sing with him as as conductor.

Stopford is a composer of English sacred choral music as well as a choir director. He is known for accompanied settings of traditional Latin and English hymns and prayer and for contemporary a capella pieces. Three of his works have appeared in the Classic FM Hall of Fame.

Born in 1977, he began his musical career as a member of the choir at Westminster Abbey and graduated in music from Keble College Oxford. He served as a Choral Director of St. Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast and the Director of Ecclesium Professional Choir. Since 2016 he has worked at Christ Church, Bronxville, near New York in the United States.

CitySound Voices in Bath Abbey

Conductor: Ruth McKibbin,

Soprano soloist Krystl Ride

Edward Elgar – The Snow 

Patrick Hawes – Quanta Qualia

Joseph Haydn – Te Deum

Morten Lauridsen – Sure on this Shining Night

John Rutter – I will Sing with the Spirit

Philip Stopford – Do not be Afraid

Traditional spiritual – Deep River

Judith Weir – I Love all Beauteous Things

 

Formed in 2012; Bath based CitySound Voices are an accomplished 30 voice ensemble with a diverse experience entertaining both nationally and internationally. City Sound’s repertoire ranges from Byrd to Bohemian Rhapsody!
Joining together to make music is one of the finest things a community can do. CitySound continues to draw people together continuing a musical tradition of enriching the lives of its members and the wider community.