Concerts


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Forthcoming Concerts

 

Saturday 22nd November 2014 at St John's Methodist Church at 7.30 pm

HANDEL  -  MESSIAH

 

Programme: Handel - Utrecht Te Deum, Messiah Part 1 and Hallelujah Chorus

 

This concert will be in memory of our late president, Mrs Jean Sales

 

Soloists: Cheryl Rosevear (Soprano), Jake Barlow (Alto), Ben Hoadley (Tenor)  and Charles Murray (Bass-baritone)

Conducted by Paul Drayton

Organ: Anthony Trodd

Admission £10 (under 16s free)  Tickets from Cornish Riviera Tourist Information Office & Box Office,
Southbourne Road, St Austell. Tel: 01726 897500 or online at www.crbo.co.uk or from society members
or at the door, to include refreshments

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Friday 12th December 2014 at Mount Charles Methodist Church at 7.30 pm


Programme: Music and Readings for Advent


Conductor: Simon Dunbavand

Piano: Paul Drayton
Organ: Simon Dunbavand

Tickets: £5.00 at the door to include refreshments

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Saturday 9th May 2015 at St John's Methodist Church at 7.30 pm


Programme: Excerpts from Haydn's The Seasons

Soloists to be announced

Orchestra

Conducted by Paul Drayton

Tickets to include refreshments
 

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Past Concerts:
 

 

St. Austell Choral Society

SPRING CONCERT

St. John’s Methodist Church, St. Austell

May 10th 2014 at 7.30 pm
Tickets £10 (to include refreshments)


Cheryl Rosevear (soprano)

Jake Barlow (alto)

Ben Hoadley (tenor)

John Hobbs (bass-baritone)

Simon Dunbavand (organ)

Paul Drayton (conductor)

 

Messe solennelle de Sainte Cecile                                       Charles GOUNOD (1818 – 1893)

INTERVAL

 Solo soprano: Ave Maria                                                       GOUNOD – BACH

 Soprano / tenor duet: Panis angelicus                                   Cesar FRANCK (1822 – 1890)

 

Organ: Chorale no. 3 in A minor                                              FRANCK

 
Cantata Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott BWV 80                       J. S. BACH (1685 – 1750)

 

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Advent Concert

14th December 2013 at Mount Charles Methodist Church, St Austell

Music and Readings for the Advent Season
 

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ST. JOHN’S METHODIST CHURCH
SATURDAY  9th NOVEMBER 2013

ST. AUSTELL CHORAL SOCIETY

With

Soprano Soloist (To be announced later)
Simon Dunbavand (organ)
Paul Drayton (conductor)
     


J.S. BACH             Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
                            (from Cantata 147) 

                             My heart ever faithful

HAYDN                 Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo
                             (Little Organ Mass)                

MOZART              Sancta Maria     
                                                                 
HAYDN                 Te Deum
                                                                         

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MENDELSSOHN      Organ sonata no. 3 in AHear my prayer (English)                    

RHEINBERGER         Abendlied (German)                                   

MENDELSSOHN       Hear, O Israel
                                 Choruses from Elijah:

                                 He, watching over Israel 
                                
Lift thine eyes
                                 Be not afraid   
       

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Soprano solo

 

   

 


 

 

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Spring Concert  2013


Saturday 20th April at St John's Methodist Church, St Austell  7.30pm
 

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Tickets £10 (to include refreshments)

ELIZABETHAN SERENADE

A CONCERT TO MARK THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE QUEEN’S CORONATION YEAR

A feast of royal music with soloists, choir, organ and strings

Conductor: Paul Drayton

Soloists
 
Cheryl Rosevear (soprano)
 
Shirley Tyack (mezzo soprano)
 
Benjamin Hoadley (tenor)    Nicholas Beever (baritone)
 
Simon Dunbavand (organ / piano)
 
String Ensemble (leader Paul Matthews)
 

 
Programme

Work   Composer Soloist
The Hills (written as part of “Garland for the Queen” 1953) 
 
  John Ireland
 
 
Pavane from Capriol Suite (written 1926, the year of the Queen’s birth)
 
  Peter Warlock        
April is in my mistress’ face (madrigal from the time of Elizabeth I)
 
  Thomas Morley  
Basse-danse (Capriol Suite)     Peter Warlock

 

 
The English Rose from Merrie England  
Edward German

 
 
Benjamin Hoadley (tenor) 
Vocal solo to be announced
 
    Cheryl Rosevear (soprano)
IN WINDSOR FOREST (1931) from the opera Sir John in Love 
 
  Vaughan Williams  
Elizabethan Serenade (1951)
 
  Ronald Binge  
Non nobis, Domine  (written 1934 for The Pageant of Parliament, words by Kipling)   Roger Quilter  
       


INTERVAL

 

Coronation March Orb and Sceptre (1953)
 
  William Walton Simon Dunbavand (organ)

When Britain really ruled the Waves (from Iolanthe)
 
Gilbert & Sullivan Nicholas Beever (baritone)
Where corals lie (from Sea Pictures)
 
  Edward Elgar Shirley Tyack (mezzo-soprano)

CORONATION ODE   (
written 1902 for the coronation of Edward VII, and featuring Land of Hope and Glory)
  Edward Elgar  

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Advent Concert

14th December at Mount Charles Methodist Church, St Austell

Music and Readings for the Advent Season
 

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Autumn Concert

Saturday 10th November 2012 at 7.30pm

 at St John's Methodist Church, St Austell

Composer: Work:
   
Francis Poulenc Gloria
   
Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine
   
C H H Parry Blest Pair of Sirens
   
Gerald Finzi Lo the Full Final Sacrifice
   
   
Soloists: Cheryl Rosevear (soprano) Organist:   Anthony Trodd.
   



Spring
Concert

Saturday, April 21st 2012  at 7.30 pm
in St. John’s Methodist Church, St. Austell.

Handel  -   Judas Maccabeus 

With orchestra

Soloists will be Elinor Chapman (Soprano)
Sue Lancaster (Mezzo-Soprano),
Nicholas Hawker and Ben Hoadley (Tenors)
and John Hobbs (Baritone)
Conducted by Paul Drayton. 

 

Historical Note:-

Tickets £10, including refreshments (under 16s free) were available
through the
Cornwall Riviera Box office    £1.00 for programmes.

or via the St Austell Tourism Information Centre
 

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  Advent Concert

Conductor -  Simon Dunbavand.

St. Austell Choral Society
Presents

Music and Readings for Advent
At
Mount Charles Methodist Church
On
Friday 9th December at 7.30pm

Admission £5 including refreshments

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Magnificent Mozart!

Saturday, November 12th 2011 at St. John’s Methodist Church

The programme for the second concert in our centenary year will include:

Mozart's Coronation Mass in C Major K317

Mozart's Regina Coeli K 276

Mozart's Ave Verum

Selections from Mozart's Solemn Vespers K339
 

View more details on the Cornwall Music Forum Web Site
 

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Saturday 7th May 2011

Our 100th Anniversary Concert
in St John's Methodist Church, St Austell, at 7.30pm
 

Composer: Work: Soloists:
     

Paul Drayton

Viva La Musica ! Specially written for this occasion, by Paul Drayton (our musical director)
     
Edward Elgar Serenade for Strings in E minor  
     
Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs John Hobbs as the baritone soloist
     
Benjamin Britten St Nicolas Nick Hawker as the tenor soloist
     

Conductor:  Paul Drayton
Piano:  Paul Comeau & Joanne Courtney
Organ:  Simon Dunbavand
Orchestra Leader:  Philip Montgomery-Smith

- with trebles and Gallery Choir from Truro School -

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Price: £12 (to include finger buffet and refreshments)
Under 16s free
Tickets on the door or from St.Austell Tourist Information Centre
or - as below:



Sunday 12th December 2010

at 3.30pm at St Bartholomew's Church, Lostwithiel.

A programme of music and readings for Advent. Admission £5.
 

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Saturday 20th November 2010

at 7.30pm at St John's Methodist Church, St Austell.

the Society will present an evening concert entitled

"A Little Light Music" which will include arrangements of twentieth century popular songs

by our musical directors, Paul Drayton (piano),

Simon Dunbavand (organ), and Geoff Oswald (flute).

 

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Saturday 17th April 2010 at 7.30pm

A Spring 2010 concert

at St Petroc's Church, Bodmin.


“THE GLORIES OF VENICE”

VIVALDI — GLORIA
ALBINONI — OBOE CONCERTO IN D MINOR
LOTTI — CRUCIFIXUS
MONTEVERDI — BEATUS VIR
GABRIELI — JUBILATE DEO
TORELLI — TRUMPET SONATA IN D

Paul Drayton — conductor
Kay Deeming & Cheryl Brendish — sopranos
Philip Conway — alto
Jessica Robinson — oboe
Paul Thomas — trumpet
Simon Dunbavand — organ
with chamber orchestra.


Tickets were available at the door and from St. Austell and Bodmin Tourist Information Centres

or via the Cornish Riviera Box Office

Admission £10. Under 16s free.  Supported by The National Lottery


 

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Saturday 12th December 2009 at 7.30pm

The Society will present an evening of music
and readings for Advent at

St Bartholomew’s Church, Lostwithiel

The music will include Tavener’s The Lamb.

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Saturday 21st November 2009

ST JOHN'S METHODIST CHURCH, BODMIN ROAD, ST AUSTELL
at 7.30 pm

This year is the 250th Anniversary of the death of Handel and works will include the composer’s

Ode on St Cecilia’s Day

Zadok The Priest,

Chandos Anthem No. 8 (0 Come let us sing unto the Lord)

Let the Bright Seraphim from the oratorio Samson.

In addition there will be Torelli’s Sonata in D for Trumpet.


Soloists for the concert are:

Tamsyn Rose-Steel (Soprano)
Ben Hoadley (Tenor)
Paul Thomas (Trumpet)

Tickets were £10.00 to include programme and supper.
Under 16s free. Tickets on the door or from

St Austell Information Centre - Tel: 01726 879500 - or on line:-


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Saturday 25th April 2009

An Easter programme of music by Brahms and

Schumann at St. Petroc’s Church, Bodmin.


Kay Deeming (soprano)            Gavin Davies (bass)

          Played by Paul and Benjamin Comeau on two pianos.

Paul Drayton  -  conductor
 

There were several strong women in the life of Johannes Brahms, the 19th century’s most famous bachelor-composer.  Most important was the concert pianist Clara Schumann, wife of Robert Schumann and a composer in her own right.  In 1853, with a glowing introduction from the great Hungarian violinist Joachim, the 20-year Brahms visited the Schumanns in Dussledorf, and was hailed by them as the “young eagle” who would save German music.  Even with such a weight of expectation he delivered triumphant results, his music combining warmth and humanity with a robust technique.

CHOIR:

Geistliches Lied Op.30 (Sacred song)                          Brahms (1833 – 1897)

This short motet uses a text by the 17th century Paul Flemming – Lass dich nur nichts nicht dauren (Let no sad thought oppress thee…)  Until the final Amen the tenor part follows the soprano almost exactly, four beats later and a ninth (an octave plus one step) lower in pitch.  The alto and bass parts have the same relationship, the whole fitting seamlessly together – a remarkable technical feat.  

KAY DEEMING (Soprano):

Two songs from Myrthen (Myrtles) Op.25             Schumann (!809 – 1856)

 Widmung (Devotion)                Die Lotosblume (The Lotus Flower)

 1840 was a wonderful year in the life of young Robert Schumann.  His marriage to the beautiful Clara Wieck after months of turbulent wrangling with her father, was marked by an outpouring of romantic song.  She became the foremost interpreter of his piano music but their happiness was short-lived.  The unstable and suicidal Schumann was committed to an asylum in 1854 where he died two years later.   

GAVIN DAVIES (Bass):

 From Vier ernste gesange (Four Serious Songs) Op.121                 Brahms

 Denn es gehet dem Menschen          Ich wandte mich und sahe an alle

These songs date from 1896, the year of Clara’s death.  After rushing to attend her funeral in Bonn, Brahms never quite recovered from worsening ill-health and followed her to the grave a few months later.  Though not originally intended as such, the songs stand as a fitting memorial to the woman who held sway in the hearts of two great composers.

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REQUIEM Op.45                             Brahms

 

  1. Blest are they (chorus)
  2. Behold, all flesh is as the grass (chorus)
  3. Lord, make me to know the number of my days (bass and chorus)
  4. How lovely are thy dwellings fair (chorus)
  5. Ye now have sorrow (soprano and chorus)
  6. Here on earth we have no abiding home (bass and chorus)
  7. Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord (chorus)

 

To some extent the Requiem articulates Brahms’s grief over the death of his mother

The original title, Ein deutsches Requiem, points to the use of a German text in preference to the Latin of the Roman Church.  Some felt the work was not a Requiem at all, since the words are a series of meditative extracts drawn from the vernacular German bible rather than the authentic version of the Mass.  The first performance, complete except for No. 5 (written a few weeks later) was given in Bremen on Good Friday 1868.  With so little mention of Christ or of Redemption the organisers included an aria each from Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and Handel’s Messiah as a way of redressing the balance.  The success of the work spurred Brahms on to begin his first symphony and onto the triumphant career predicted for him by the Schumanns. The two-piano version used tonight was made by the composer himself and first heard in a private house in London (1871) where the pianos were played by Lady Thompson, the host’s wife, and the elderly English composer Cipriani Potter, who had studied in Vienna with Beethoven.
 

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Saturday 13th
December 2008

An Evening of Christmas Music

at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Lostwithiel,

to include part of Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols,
and Lutheran Christmas Chorales

Conductor:  Simon Dunbavand

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 Saturday 22nd November 2008

Handel's  "Messiah"

ST JOHN'S METHODIST CHURCH, ST AUSTELL
at 7.30 pm

Handel   Messiah Click on composer name to learn more about composer
     
To be performed with orchestra at St. John's Methodist Church in St. Austell. This concert will also be part of the 180th anniversary celebrations at St. John’s, where the society has been performing regularly for many years

 

 

Conductor:   Simon Dunbavand
 
Soloists: Cheryl Brendish and Kay Deeming (Soprano)
                  
 

 

 
     
Shirley Tyack (Contralto)
Ben Hoadley (Tenor)

 
Tom Stockwell (Bass)  
 
With chamber orchestra, led by Philip Montgomery-Smith  


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Saturday 12th April 2008

A Spring Concert

ST PETROC'S CHURCH, BODMIN
at 7.30 pm

Haydn Creation Click on composer name to learn more about composer
   
Performed with orchestra  

 

Conductor: Paul Drayton
   
Soloists: Tamsyn Rose-Steel (Soprano)
  Edward Goater (Tenor)
  Gavin Davies (Bass)

 

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Saturday 15th December 2007

Drop down, ye heavens, from above

An evening of music and readings for Advent

To include music by Praetorius,Rachmaninoff, Stainer and Bruch

At

St. Bartholomew’s Church Lostwithiel

Saturday 15th December at 7.30 pm

 

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Saturday 17th November 2007

ST JOHN'S METHODIST CHURCH, ST AUSTELL
at 7.30 pm

Sacred works by
Edward Elgar

Great is the Lord.
(A setting of Psalm 48)
Click on composer name to learn more about composer
 
Light of the world, we know thy praise
(from The Light of Life)
 
 
Light out of Darkness
(from The Light of Life)
 
 
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me
(from The Apostles)
 
 
Ave Verum Corpus  
 
 
[ 2007 is designated the Year of Elgar ]  
 
Faure Requiem (Opus 48)  

 

Soloists: Tauniua Cook  (Soprano)
  Robin Burley (Baritone)
  Simon Dunbavand (Organ)
  Paul Drayton (Conductor)
   

 

Saturday 21st April 2007

ST PETROCS CHURCH, BODMIN
 

Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle Click on composer name to learn more about composer
   

With David Nettle and Richard Markham (Pianos)

Click Here or on the link above for more details of these
international pianists.

To quote the Daily Telegraph:  "
Corporate brilliance, musical discretion
and imaginative precision ......Joie de vivre was very much in the air....
They brought remarkably taut co-ordination and response to the music,
and an irresistible sense of fun"  

 

Vocal Soloists: Louise Merrifield  (Soprano)
  Shirley Tyack  (Alto)
  Edward Goater  (Tenor)
  John Hobbs (Bass)
   

 

Saturday December 16th 2006

MUSIC FOR ADVENT BY LANTERN LIGHT

ST. PAUL’S CHURCH, CHARLESTOWN

This included:

The O Antiphons sung traditionally before and
after the Magnificat during Vespers in Advent
     
Thomas Tallis O Nata Lux Click on composer name to learn more about composer
   
Hildegard von Bingen O Virtus Sapientiae
- and advent carols  
 
J. S. Bach Jesus bleibet meine Freude  
 
Otto Goldschmidt A Tender Shoot  
 
Jacob Handl Resonet in Laudibus  
 
Jean Sibelius En etsi valtaa, loistoa  
 
J. S. Bach Gloria sei dir gesungen  
 
 J. S. Bach Nun komm der Heiden Heiland BVW 659 – (Organ)  

 

AUTUMN CONCERT

Saturday November 18th 2006

CHORUS AND ORCHESTRAL ENSEMBLE

ST. JOHN’S METHODIST CHURCH, ST. AUSTELL

Music included:

Bach Cantata 147 - 'Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring' Click on composer name to learn more about composer -
   
Bach Cantata 140 'Sleepers Wake'
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Albinoni Oboe Concerto No. 11  (Soloist - Jessica Robinson) 'BACK' button to return here
     
Bach Excerpts from: Cantata 208 'Sheep May Safely Graze'
   

 

Soloists: Tamsyn Rose-Steel  (Soprano)
  Philip Conway  (Counter Tenor)
  Barry Farley  (Tenor)
  Jeremy Davies  (Bass)
  Jessica Robinson (Oboe)

There was also a small chamber orchestra led by Philip Montgomery Smith with Paul Drayton  on the harpsichord.

 

6th May 2006 at St. Petroc’s Church, Bodmin

A Spring Concert

Fowey Fanfare – Paul Drayton
I was Glad – Parry
Motets (Afferentur regi; Ecce sacerdos magnus) – Bruckner
Exultate Jubilate – Mozart

Symphony No. 2 (Hymn of Praise) – Mendelssohn

Soloists: Tamsin Steel (Soprano), Philip Slane (Tenor)

Please note:  Double CDs (£12) of this concert are available from Margaret Waters on 01726 813424

 

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19th November 2005

St. John’s Methodist Church, St. Austell

A concert to commemorate the two hundredth anniversary
of the Battle of Trafalgar, including:

  • Haydn’s Nelson Mass
  • Songs from Stanford’s Songs of the Sea and Songs of the Fleet

Soloists: Tamsin Steel (Soprano), Shirley Tyack (Mezzo-soprano)
Barry Farley (Tenor) and John Hobbs (Baritone)

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16th April 2005 at St. Petroc’s Church, Bodmin

 A concert commemorating the 60th anniversary
of the end of World War II

Dona Nobis Pacem – Vaughan Williams
Nimrod (from Enigma Variations)
The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace – Jenkins
Dona Nobis Pacem (from Mass in B minor) – J.S. Bach

Soloists: Kay Deeming (Soprano), John Hobbs (Baritone)

Please note:  CDs (£10) of this concert are available from Margaret Waters on 01726 813424

 

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