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)

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.

 

Christmas with CitySound Voices

CitySound Voices presents
Christmas Favourites,
on Saturday 2nd December 2017 at 7:30pm,
St. Michael’s Church, Bath

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CitySound Voices
Conducted by Ruth McKibbin, Accompanied by Peter French

Gustav Holst – Christmas Day

Britten – Hymn to the Virgin

Arr. David Willcocks – Sussex Carol

Harold Darke – In the Bleak Midwinter

Philip Stopford – Do not be Afraid (Soloist: Krystl Ride)

Edward Elgar – The Snow

King Edwards School Musicians
Conducted by Rupert Drury

Ralph Vaughan Williams – The Truth from Above (KES 24)

Irish Carol, Arr. David Willcocks – Angelus ad virginem (Senior Choir)

David Willcocks- Birthday Carol (Senior Choir)

Kim André Arnesen – The Lamb (KES 24)

J. Pierpoint, Arr. Ralph Allwood – Jingle Bells (KES 24)

INTERVAL

King Edwards School Musicians
Conducted by Rupert Drury

J. Leiber, M. Stoller & Ben E. King, Arr. Roger Emerson – Stand by me (Senior Choir)

Labi Siffre, Arr. Rupert Drury –It Must be Love (Madness) (Senior Choir)

Arr. A. Anders & /P. Astrom/M. Brymer – Fix You (Coldplay) (Senior Choir)

Matyas Seiber – Three Hungarian Folksongs (The Handsome Butcher / Apple, Apple / The Old Woman) (KES 24)

Louis Prim, Arr. Deke Sharon – Sing, Sing Sing (KES 24)

CitySound Voices
Conducted by Ruth McKibbin, Accompanied by Peter French

Natalie Sleeth, arr. Gilpin – Jazz Gloria

Ann Burgess – Comes the Light

Mykola Leontovitch – Ring Christmas Bells

Hector Berlioz – The Shepherd’s Farewell

Adolphe Adam – O Holy Night (Soloist: Krystl Ride)

CitySound Voices

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KES Senior Choir, KES 24 and Krystl Ride

Conducted by Ruth McKibbin, Accompanied by Peter French

Philip StopfordA Christmas Blessing

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.

CitySound celebrates in Aldeburgh

CitySound Voices presents
A Celebration of British Song,
on Saturday 7th October 2017 at 1pm,
The Parish Church of St Peter & St Paul,
Aldeburgh, IP15 5DU

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Conducted by Ruth McKibbin, Accompanied by Peter French

Stopford – Jubilate

Britten – Hymn to the Virgin

Rutter – I will sing with the spirit

Byrd – Ave Verum Corpus

Boden – That music always round me

Holst – I love my love

John – Your Song

Arr Higginbottom – Down by the Salley Gardens

Cullum – I’m all over it now

Novello – We’ll gather lilacs

Bowie – Heroes

Queen- Bohemian Rhapsody

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.
For more details visit our website at www.citysound.org.uk.
CitySound Voices would like to thank Rev Mark Lowther and the Aldeburgh Parish Church community for your support.