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)
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
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
CitySound Voices invited composer Philip Stopford to give a choral workshop on 23rd June 2018 at St. Stephen’s 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 Stopford’s 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.