Christmas 2021 with CitySound Voices

All – O come, all ye faithful (J. F. Wade Arr, Willcocks)

CitySound Voices & Katy Thomson – On Christmas Night (Bob Chilcott)

The Harmonics – Do You Hear What I Hear
– Jazzy Jingle Bell Rock

CitySound Voices & Katy Thomson – O Holy Night


CitySound Voices – The Snow (Edwatd Elgar)
– The Holly And The Ivy (Ola Gjeilo)
– Deck The Hall (Trad. Arr. Willcocks)
– Jingle Bells (J Pierpont Arr. Willcocks)
– The Twelve Days Of Christmas (Trad. Arr. Rutter)

The Harmonics – It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
– Sleigh Ride
– Christmas Lullaby

Katy Thomson – Nella Fantasia
– A Christmas Carol (Tom Lehman)
– The Twelve Days After Christmas (Frederick Silver)

All – Hark! the herald angels sing

CitySound Voices – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Martin & Blane Arr. Peter Gritton)

Attended by Mayor of Bath, Councillor June Player and MP for Bath, Wera Hobhouse.
Soloist Katy Thomson and CSV Director of Music Jon Rawles with MP for Bath, Wera Hobhouse.

CitySound at Bruton, November 2019

Programme for Bruton:

O How Glorious is the Kingdom – Philip Stopford
Ave Verum Corpus – W.A.Mozart
Panis Angelicus – Cesar Franck
Anvil Chorus – Giuseppe Verdi
Tantum Ergo – Anton Bruckner
Cantique de Jean Racine – Gabriel Faure
Organ solo – Vesper Voluntaries op. 11 – Edward Elgar
played by Peter French
Seal Lullaby – Eric Whitacre
A Million Dreams – Pasek, Paul and MacHuff
Your Song – Elton John
The Snow – Edward Elgar
Goodnight Sweetheart – Hudson, Carter and Shaw

CitySound at Frome Festival 2019

Ruth McKibbin (Soprano) & Peter French (Piano)

Richard Wagner – Dich, teure Halle from Tannhäuser

CitySound Voices, conducted by Ruth McKibbin, accompanied by Peter French

Philip Stopford – Jubilate

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina – Sicut cervus

Anton Bruckner – Locus iste

Krystl Ride (Soprano), Ruth McKibbin (Soprano), Philip Styles (Tenor) & Peter French (Piano)

W A Mozart – Quoniam tu solus from Mass in C Minor, K.427

CitySound Voices, conducted by Ruth McKibbin, accompanied by Peter French

Morten Lauridsen – Sure on This Shining night

Edward Elgar – The Snow

Traditional, arr. Stephen Leek – Morning Tide

ROS Voices, conducted by Ruth McKibbin, accompanied by Peter French

ABBA – Super trouper

ROS Voices & CitySound Voices, conducted by Ruth McKibbin, accompanied by Peter French

Carly Simon – Let the River run

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


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: 

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

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


(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)

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.