Our music is chosen mostly by our Musical Director, Kathryn Ridgeway along with a small committee representing the choir.  We have sung a whole range of songs through rounds and traditional folk songs from near and far as well as some classics and some popular easy listening and pop songs.  We nearly always sing in parts and our record so far ( I think) is six different parts being sung.

We have a suggestions box at all rehearsals where choir members can pop in ideas for songs to sing so hopefully as time goes on and we become more proficient we will sing more of the material which choir members have requested.  Quite often, we are given a song which none of us have ever heard of before and after a few minutes of singing it we realise how nice it is!

The list below are some of the songs we have sung in concerts previously.

  • Gaudeamus Hodie (Hungarian round) – Arr. Jeffrey Vaughan Martin
  • Let there be peace on Earth – Sy Miller & Jill Jackson
  • Streets of London – Ralph Mc Tell Arr. Gwyn Arch
  • You raise me up – Brendan Graham & Rolf Lovland
  • Old Singing School (Traditional round) – Arr. Jeffrey Vaughan Martin
  • Believe – Lin March
  • Summer Holiday – Bruce Welch & Brian Bennett Arr. Anna Haxworth
  • As long as I have music – Don Besig
  • Oh won’t you sit down (Negro Spiritual)
  • The sound of silence – Paul Simon Arr. Gwyn Arch
  • Finland Awake (from Finlandia) – Sibelius
  • On my own (Les Miserables) – Claude-Michel Schonberg Arr. Gwyn Arch
  • Da Doo Ron Ron – Jeff Barry Arr. Peter Hunt
  • The Cuckoo (Traditional)
  • Harmony – Arr. Jeffrey Vaughan Martin
  • Memory (Cats) – Andrew Lloyd Webber Arr. Gwyn Arch
  • Oh Music – Lowell Mason (1792-1872)
  • Azikatale (Traditional South African) – Arr. Peter Hunt
  • My Lord, What a morning (Negro Spiritual) – Arr. Jeffrey Vaughan Martin
  • Good Night (Russian song) – Arr. Doreen Rao
  • Sailing – Gavin Sutherland Arr. Peter Hunt
  • Blowin’ in the wind – Bob Dylan
  • The Climb – Jessi Alexander & Joe Mabe
  • Love me Tender – Elvis Presley & Vera Matson
  • Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
  • Africa – David Paich & Jeff Porcaro
  • The Long & Winding Road – John Lennon & Paul McCartney
  • How we love – Beth Nielsen Chapman
  • Razzle Dazzle – Fred Ebb & John Kander
  • Traditional Maori Song
  • For the beauty of the earth – John Rutter
  • Thank you for the Music – Abba
  • Consider Yourself – Lionel Bart
  • Wherever you are – Paul Mealor
  • Bring him Home – Claude-Michel Schonberg
  • The Rhythm of Life – Cy Coleman
  • A million dreams – Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
  • The Lord is my Shepherd – Howard Goodall
  • The Wind beneath my Wings – Roger Emerson
  • Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
  • This little light of Mine
  • Hymn to the Fallen – John Williams
  • Skyfall – Paul Epworth & Adele Adkins
  • Why we sing – Greg Gilpin
  • Over the Rainbow – Harold Arlen & EY Harburg

Christmas Songs & Carols

  • Shepherd’s Pipe Carol – John Rutter
  • Away in a Manger – Two versions! Arr. Herbert Chappell  and Traditional by W.J. KirkPatrick
  • Kings Came Riding – Kevin Stannard
  • Ding Dong! – 16th C French melody Arr. Jeffrey Vaughan Martin
  • Silent Night – Franz Gruber Arr. Peter Hunt
  • Walking in the Air (Lied: ‘Wandern durch die luft’)
  • I saw Three Ships – Traditional English Arr. Peter Hunt
  • Sing High, Sing low – Sue Nicholls
  • He is Born – Jon Raybould
  • Gaudete! – Piae Cantiones Arr. Jeffrey Vaughan Martin
  • The Virgin Mary had a Baby Boy – Arr. Robert Winter & Gwyn Arch
  • Sans Day Carol – Traditional Cornish Arr. Peter Hunt
  • Little Donkey – Eric Boswell

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