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2017

The Passion According to St. Luke
Good Friday 14th April 2017 7.30pm

Whitton Baptist Church
Hounslow Road, Whitton TW2 7BZ
Tenor Soloist: David Newman
Accompanist: Rachel Pickering
Musical Director: Neil Hawes
Handbill for Good Friday 2017


2016

I sing the birth
Saturday 10th December 2016 at 7.30pm.

Rachel Pickering - Accompanist
Neil Hawes - Musical Director
Whitton Baptist Church, Hounslow Road, Whitton TW2 7BZ

    Soloist (Lizzie Sage), choir and Audience: Once in royal David's city
    Choir: The very best time of year - John Rutter
    Choir: Three arrangements of music by Enya:
      Amid the Falling Snow - arr. Audrey Snyder
      Journey of the Angels - arr. Kirby Shaw
      White is in the winter night - arr. Audrey Snyder
    Choir and Audience: See amid the winter's snow
    Choir: Tollite Hostias - Camille Saint-Saëns
    Choir: Magnificat - Francesco Durante (attrib. Pergolesi)
    Choir and Audience: Joy to the world
    Choir and Audience: O come, all ye faithful
    Choir: A child is born in Bethlehem - Malcolm Archer
    Choir: Gentle Mary laid her child - Bob Burroughs
    Choir: Glory to God in the highest - Giovanni Pergolesi
    Choir: I sing the birth - Edward Elgar
    Choir and Audience: In the bleak mid-winter
    Choir: Still, still, still - arr. Neil Hawes
    Choir: A la nanita nana - arr. Neil Hawes
    Choir: Angels from the realms of glory - Malcolm Archer
    Choir and Audience: Hark! the herald angels sing
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Informal Summer event on Saturday 25th June 2016
7.30pm in Whitton Baptist Church Hall.
Songs on the theme of love

The Prince of Peace
Sacred Music for Good Friday
Good Friday 25th March 2016 7.30pm

Whitton Baptist Church
Hounslow Road, Whitton TW2 7BZ
Accompanist: Philip Booth
Musical Director: Neil Hawes

Handbill for Good Friday 2016


2015

Cover of programme 12th December 2015
A Light in the Stable
Saturday 12th December 2015 at 7.30pm.

Sarah Probert - Soprano Solo
Jacqueline Place was the scheduled soloist, but was unable to perform
because of illness and her role was taken at short notice by Sarah Probert.

Rachel Pickering - Accompanist
Neil Hawes - Musical Director
Whitton Baptist Church, Hounslow Road, Whitton TW2 7BZ

    Choir and Audience: O come, all ye faithful
    Choir: The truth from above - arranged Ralph Vaughan Williams
    Choir: Gabriel's message - arranged David Willcocks
    Choir: A maiden most gentle - Andrew Carter
    Choir: Lute-book lullaby - arranged Geoffrey Shaw
    Choir: Myn Lyking - arranged Richard Terry
    Choir and Soloist: I wonder as I wander - arranged John Rutter
    Choir: Infant holy, infant lowly - arranged David Willcocks
    Choir and Soloist: Joys seven - Stephen Cleobury
    Choir and Audience: Joy to the world!
    Choir and Soloist: A Light in the Stable - Alan Bullard

Informal Summer event on Saturday 27th June 2015
7.30pm in Whitton Baptist Church.
Folk Songs of Great Britain and beyond
including:

Sacred Music for Good Friday
Good Friday 3rd April 2015 7.30pm

Whitton Baptist Church
Hounslow Road, Whitton TW2 7BZ
Accompanist: Rachel Pickering
Musical Director: Neil Hawes

Handbill for Good Friday 2015


2014

Handbill 13th and 14th December 2014

Poster 13th and 14th December 2014

A Concert of Seasonal Music
including extracts from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio

Saturday 13th December 2014 at 7.30pm
Whitton Baptist Church, Hounslow Road, Whitton TW2 7BZ

and Sunday 14th December 2014 at 7.30pm
St. John the Divine, Kew Road, Richmond TW9 2NA

Directors: Janet Oates (Richmond Choral Society)
Neil Hawes (Whitton Choral Society)
Piano: Mengyang Pan

Soloists: Cedric Lee (Baritone),
Christopher Ross and Colin Powe (Tenor)

Choir and Audience: O come, all ye faithful
    Whitton Choral Society:
      Adam lay ybounden - Peter Warlock
      This Christmas Night - Malcolm Williamson
      Cradle Song - John Rutter
      King Jesus hath a garden - arr. Charles Wood
      Sans Day Carol - John Rutter
      Mary's Lullaby - John Rutter
      Star Carol - John Rutter

    Richmond Choral Society:

      L'Adieu des Bergers - Hector Berlioz
      Three Kings from Persian lands - Peter Cornelius
      Wonderful Peace - Gustav Nordqvist
      In the Bleak Mid-Winter - Harold Darke
      The Boar's Head Carol - trad. English
      Ya Viene la Vieja - trad. Spanish
Choir and Audience: While shepherds watched

Interval

Choir and Audience: O little town of Bethlehem

    Extracts from Bach's Christmas Oratorio:
      Break forth, O beauteous light - Chorale
      Glory to God - Chorus
      'Tis right that angels thus should sing - Bass solo
      With all thy hosts - Chorale
      Hear, King of angels - Chorus
      And when the angels - Tenor solo
      Let us even now go to Bethlehem - Chorus
      The Lord has all these wonders wrought - Chorale
      Come and thank him - Chorus
      Jesus, who didst ever guide me - Chorale
      Glory be to God - Chorus

Choir and Audience: Hark the herald angels sing

Informal Summer event on Saturday 28th June 2014
7.30pm in the Whitton Baptist Church Hall.
Songs from the time of the Great War 1914-1918
including:

Handbill for Good Friday 2014
The Light of the World
Good Friday 18th April 2014 7.30pm

Whitton Baptist Church
Hounslow Road, Whitton TW2 7BZ
Accompanist: Rachel Pickering
Musical Director: Neil Hawes

Choir and congregation: Christ is the world’s light
Choir: Lord, we beseech thee - Adrian Batten
Choir: O Nata Lux - Thomas Tallis
Choir and congregation: Christ, whose glory fills the skies
Choir: Lighten our darkness - Neil Hawes
Choir: Nunc Dimittis in C - Charles Villiers Stanford
Choir and congregation: Christ, be our light!
Choir: Lux Aeterna - Morten Lauridsen
Choir and congregation: Saviour, again to thy dear name we raise

2013

Cover of programme 14th December 2013
To celebrate the birth...
Saturday 14th December 2013 at 7.30pm.

Rebecca Abbott - Soprano Solo
Rachel Pickering - Accompanist
Neil Hawes - Musical Director
Whitton Baptist Church, Hounslow Road, Whitton

    Choir and Audience: Once in royal David's city
    Choir and soloist: The Wild Wood Carol - John Rutter
    Choir: As on the night - Orlando Gibbons
    Choir: Born in the night - Geoffrey Ainger
    Choir and Audience: Silent night
    Choir: Four arrangements by Malcolm Sargent
       Two Christmas Spirituals: Mary had a Baby / De Virgin Mary had a baby boy
       Two Mexican Carols: Jesus Sleeps / Earth's Joy
    Choir and Audience: O little town of Bethlehem
    Choir and Audience: While shepherds watched
    Choir: Angels from the realms of glory - Malcolm Archer
    Choir: Great joy and Jollity - Andrew Carter
    Choir: Alleluia, sing Noel - John Bertalot
    Choir: In Dulci Jubilo - Robert Pearsall
    Choir and Audience: O come, all ye faithful
    Choir: Lullaby my sweet little baby - William Byrd
    Choir and soloist: Lully, Lulla, thou little tiny child - Kenneth Leighton
    Choir and soloist: O holy night - Adolphe Adam
    Choir and Audience: Hark the herald angels sing

Informal Summer event on Saturday 29th June 2013
7.30pm in the Whitton Baptist Church Hall.
"A-round the months" including:
A-round the months - Neil Hawes
To shorten winter's sadness - Thomas Weelkes ed. NH
All in the April evening - Hugh Roberton
Now is the month of Maying - Thomas Morley - arr. NH
Welcome Summer - arr. NH
Summer is a-coming in - Old English round
It's a rosebud in June (Sheep-shearing song) - Neil Hawes
As torrents in summer - Edward Elgar
Autumn - Johann Brahms ed. NH
April is in my mistress' face - Thomas Morley

Palm Sunday to Pentecost
Good Friday 29th March 2013 7.30pm

Choral items, congregational hymns and
readings for the eight-week season
Whitton Baptist Church
Hounslow Road, Whitton TW2 7BZ
Accompanist: Rachel Pickering
Musical Director: Neil Hawes

Choir and congregation: All glory, laud, and honour
Choir: Hosanna to the Son of David - Orlando Gibbons, arr. Neil Hawes
Choir: Ride on, ride on in majesty - arr. by Neil Hawes
Choir: Panis angelicus - César Frank
Choir and congregation: There is a green hill far away
Choir: Extracts from The Crucifixion - John Stainer
   From “Processional to Calvary” Fling wide the gates
   From “The Appeal of the Crucified” From the throne of his cross
Choir: Alas! and did my Saviour bleed? - Neil Hawes
Choir: O sacred head - Neil Hawes
Choir: Sinners’ Lament - Neil Hawes, words by Nick Munn
Choir and congregation: It is a thing most wonderful
Choir: When I survey the wondrous cross - Neil Hawes
Choir: The Easter Song of Praise - Richard Shephard
Choir: Christ the Lord is risen again - John Rutter
Rachel Pickering, Organ: Christ lag in Todesbanden
   (Christ lay in the bonds of death) BWV625 - J. S. Bach
Choir and congregation: The day of resurrection!
Choir: Our blest redeemer - Neil Hawes
Rachel Pickering, Organ: Komm Gott, Schopfer, Heiliger Geist
   (Come, God, the Creator, Holy Ghost) BWV667 - J. S. Bach
Choir: O thou the central orb - Charles Wood
Choir and congregation: Thine be the glory
Cover of programme for Good Friday 2013

2012

Cover of programme 15th December 2012
On Christmas Night
Saturday 15th December 2012 at 7.30pm.

Philippa Stubbs - Soprano Solo
Rachel Pickering - Accompanist
Neil Hawes - Musical Director
Whitton Baptist Church, Hounslow Road, Whitton

    Congregational Carol: O come all ye faithful
    Choir Carol with soloist: Wexford carol - John Rutter
    Choir Carol with soloist: Gabriel to Mary came - David Willcocks
    Choir Carol: A maiden most gentle - Andrew Carter
    Congregational Carol: It came upon the midnight clear
    Choir Carol: All my heart this night rejoices - Ebeling
    Choir Carol: Past three a clock - Charles Wood
    Choir Carol: Nativity carol - John Rutter
    Congregational Carol: Away in a manger
    Choir Carol with soloist: Cradle song - John Rutter
    Choir Carol: Coventry Carol - Martin Shaw
    Choir Carol: O little one sweet - J. S. Bach
    Congregational Carol: God rest you merry, gentlemen
    Choir with soloist and readings: On Christmas night - Bob Chilcott
      1. This is the truth I
      2. Adam lay ybounden
      3. A spotless Rose
      4. The Cherry Tree Carol
      5. O little town of Bethlehem
      6. Sweet was the song
      7. Rejoice and be merry
      8. This is the truth II
    Congregational Carol: Hark the herald angels sing

Informal Summer event on Saturday 30th June 2012
in the Whitton Baptist Church Hall.

Is it nothing to you?
6th April 2012 7.30pm
Whitton Baptist Church, Hounslow Road, Whitton.

Jacqui Silverstone - Soprano
David Newman - Tenor
Rachel Pickering - Accompanist
Neil Hawes - Director of Music

    Choir and congregation: There is a green hill far away
    Choir: Is it nothing to you? - F. A. Gore Ouseley
    Choir: Lord, for Thy tender mercy's sake - John Hilton
    Choir and soloist: Hear my prayer - Felix Mendelssohn
      Soprano soloist: Jacqui Silverstone
    Choir and congregation: Be thou my guardian and my guide
    Choir: Song of Simeon - "Nimrod" by Edward Elgar, words by Neil Hawes
    Choir and soloists: The Last Supper - Eric Thiman
      Soloists: Baritone : David Newman
        Soprano: Jacqui Silverstone
      Other short solos sung by Colin Powe and Christopher Ross
    Choir and congregation: When I survey the wondrous Cross
    Choir: Christus Factus Est - Felice Anerio
    Choir: Crux Fidelis - attributed to King John IV of Portugal
    Solo: Four sections from Handel’s Messiah
      Tenor Solo: David Newman
      "Thy rebuke hath broken his heart" (Recitative)
      "Behold, and see if there be any sorrow" (Air)
      "He was cut off out of the land of the living" (Recitative)
      "But thou didst not leave his soul in hell" (Air)
    Choir and congregation: My song is love unknown
    Choir: Jesu, Word of God Incarnate - Mozart
    Choir: O Saviour of the World - Sir John Goss
    Choir and congregation: Praise to the Holiest in the height

Programme cover for Good Friday 2012


2011

xmas poster 17th December 2011
Carols for Choir and Congregation
Saturday 17th December 2011 at 7.30pm.

Neil Hawes - Musical Director
Rachel Pickering - Accompanist
Whitton Baptist Church, Hounslow Road, Whitton

    Congregational Carol: Once in royal David's city
    Choir Carol: Adam lay ybounden - Peter Warlock
    The truth from above - arr. Vaughan Williams
    Choir Carol: Gabriel's message - arr. David Willcocks
    Choir Carol: Sir Christèmas - William Mathias
    Congregational Carol: O come all ye faithful
    Choir Carol: Infant holy, infant lowly - arr. David Willcocks
    Choir Carol: I saw a maiden - arr. Edgar Pettman
    Rachel Pickering (organ) - In Dulci Jubilo BWV 729 - J. S. Bach
    Choir Carol: Child in a manger - John Rutter
    Choir Carol: Birthday Carol - David Willcocks
    Congregational Carol: O little town of Bethlehem
    Congregational Carol: While shepherds watched their flocks by night
    Choir Carol: The Infant King - arr. David Willcocks
    Choir Carol: Silent night/Stille Nacht - arr. David Willcocks
    Choir Carol: Sussex carol - arr. David Willcocks
    Choir Carol: This Christmas night - Malcolm Williamson
    Congregational Carol: As with gladness men of old
    Choir Carol: Joys seven - Stephen Cleobury
    Choir Carol: Mary's Lullaby - John Rutter
    Choir Carol: King Jesus hath a garden - arr. Charles Wood
    Choir Carol: Up! good Christen folk, and listen - arr. George Woodward
    Congregational Carol: Hark the herald angels sing

Informal Summer event on Saturday 2nd July 2011
in the Whitton Baptist Church Hall.

The Passion according to St. Luke
22nd April 2011 7.30pm
Whitton Baptist Church, Hounslow Road, Whitton.

Adam Kowalczyk - Tenor
Rachel Pickering - Accompanist
Neil Hawes - Director of Music

    Choir and congregation: There is a green hill far away
    Choir: The Crown of Roses (Legend) - Tchaikovsky
    Choir: When I survey the wondrous cross - Neil Hawes
    Choir: Cantique de Jean Racine - Gabriel Fauré
    Choir and congregation: My song is love unknown
    Choir: Drop, drop, slow tears - Orlando Gibbons
    Choir: O Sacrum Convivium - Thomas Tallis
    Organ solo (Rachel Pickering):
      Herzlich tut mich verlangen - J. S. Bach, BWV727
    Mass for Four Voices - William Byrd
    Choir and congregation: Praise to the Holiest in the height
    Choir and soloists:
      The Passion according to St. Luke (attributed to J. S. Bach)
        Soloist: Adam Kowalczyk - Tenor
      Other parts sung by members of the choir:
        Chris Raymond, Andy Gore,
        Colin Powe and Christopher Ross.

Programme cover for Good Friday 2011


2010

xmas poster 11th December 2010
Alleluia, Sing Noel!
Saturday 11th December 2010 at 7.30pm.

Neil Hawes - Musical Director
Caroline Foulkes - Soprano Solo
Rachel Pickering - Accompanist
Whitton Baptist Church, Hounslow Road, Whitton

    Soloist, choir and audience: This is the truth sent from above arr. Vaughan Williams
    Choir: Tollite Hostias - Camille Saint-Saëns
    Solo: Rejoice Greatly from Handel’s Messiah
    Congregational carol: O come O come, Emmanuel
    Choir: Someone’s going to change my world - Andrew Parmley
    Choir: Christmas night - John Rutter
    Congregational carol: O little town of Bethlehem
    Choir: Glory to God in the Highest - Pergolesi (born 1710)
    Choir: Gentle Mary laid her child - Bob Burroughs
    Choir: Star Carol - John Rutter
    Congregational carol: A Great and Mighty Wonder
    Congregational carol: See amid the winter’s snow
    Solo and Choir: The Wild Wood Carol - John Rutter
    Solo: He shall feed his flock from Handel’s Messiah
    Congregational carol: Away in a manger
    Solo and Choir: The little road to Bethlehem - Michael Head
    Choir: A la nanita nana - Spanish trad. arr. Neil Hawes
    Choir: Christmas in my heart - Richard Phillips
    Solo and Choir: I wonder as I wander - arr. John Rutter
    Choir: Alleluia, sing Noel - John Bertalot
    Congregational carol: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Informal Summer event on Saturday 3th June 2010 in the Whitton Baptist Church Hall.

Music for Holy Week
2nd April 2010 7.30pm
Whitton Baptist Church, Hounslow Road, Whitton.

David Newman - Tenor
Jacqui Silverstone - Soprano
Alan Gibbs - Organist
Neil Hawes - Director of Music

    Choir and congregation: Ride on, ride on in majesty
    Choir: Hosanna to the Son of David - Orlando Gibbons, arr. Neil Hawes
    Choir and soprano solo: Wash me throughly - S. S. Wesley (born 1810)
    Choir: O Sacrum Convivium - Pergolesi (born 1710)
    Tenor solo: The King of Love from “The Saviour” by William Lloyd Webber 
    Soprano solo: Two sections from “Stabat Mater” - Pergolesi
    Choir and congregation: There is a green hill far away
    Tenor solo: Were you there when they crucified my Lord? - trad.
    Choir and soloists: Lenten Cantata - G. F. Handel
      Soloists: David Newman, Jacqui Silverstone,
        Chris Raymond and Nigel Tupley.
    Choir and Soprano soloist: Blessed be the God and Father - S. S. Wesley
    Choir and congregation: When I survey the wondrous cross

Poster for Good Friday 2010


2009

xmas poster 12th December 2009
The story of Christmas
Saturday 12th December 2009 at 7.30pm.

Neil Hawes - Musical Director
Chaturika Rajapakse - Accompanist
Whitton Baptist Church, Hounslow Road, Whitton

    Choir and Audience: Once in royal David’s city
    Choir: Rejoice with heart and voice - arr. Neil Hawes
    Choir: I want to go to Bethlehem - Richard Phillips
    Choir: The very best time of year - John Rutter
    Poem: Advent 1955 - John Betjeman read by Cary O’Neil
    Choir: Still, still, still - Austrian Carol arr. Neil Hawes
    Choir and Audience: Silent night
    Choir: Chanticleer - Traditional
    Choir: A child is born in Bethlehem - Malcolm Archer
    Choir: Myn Lyking - Richard Terry
    Choir and Audience: Unto us a boy is born
    Choir: Christ was born on Christmas day - David Willcocks
    Choir: O babe divine - C. E. Pettman arr. Neil Hawes
    Choir and Audience: Angels from the realms of glory
    Choir: Angels' Carol - John Rutter
    Choir: Angel Tidings - John Rutter
    Poem: Christmas - John Betjeman read by Elizabeth Crewes
    Choir: Rise up shepherd and follow arr. Seb Brown
    Choir and Audience: While shepherds watched
    Choir: As with Gladness (The Guiding star) - David Catherwood
    Choir: Lullaby, my sweet little baby (Lulla lullaby) - William Byrd
    Poem: Journey back to Christmas - Gwen Dunn read by Celia Heron
    Choir: Cradled in a manger - G. F. Brockless arr. Neil Hawes
    Choir: The Holly and the Ivy - Ruth James
    Choir: Tomorrow shall be my dancing day - John Gardner
        - with Gilli Gore on side drum
    Choir and Audience: O come, all ye faithful
A member of the audience took the trouble to email afterwards to say... "the choir and conductor were first rate. The refreshments were very good too!"

Music for Good Friday
10th April 2009 7.30pm
Whitton Baptist Church, Hounslow Road, Whitton.

David Newman - Tenor
Gary Coward - Bass
Alan Gibbs - Organist
Ian McFarlane - Director of Music

    Choir and congregation: We sing the praise of Him who died
    Choir and soloists: Procession of Palms - Malcolm Williamson
    Choir: Ave Verum - Edward Elgar
    Soloists: There is a green hill far away - Gounod
    Choir: Valiant-for-truth - Vaughan Williams
    Choir and soloists: The Saviour - W. Lloyd Webber

During this concert, the Director of Music, Ian McFarlane,
was taken ill and had to hand over the conducting to Neil Hawes.
Mr McFarlane was taken to hospital but sadly died the next day.

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2008

Christmas Cheer Carols for Choir and Audience
13th December 2008 7.30pm
Baptist Church, Hounslow Road, Whitton

David Newman - Tenor
David Radcliffe-Smith - Percussionist
Chaturika Rajapakse - Accompanist
Neil Hawes - Organist
Ian McFarlane - Director of Music

    Choir, soloist and congregation: Once in Royal David's City
    Choir and soloist: Sir Christemas arr. C. Kennedy Scott
    Choir, percussion and soloist: Navidad Nuestra (Our Nativity) - Ariel Ramirez
    Choir and congregation: Angels from the realms of glory
    Choir: A La Nanita Nana - Spanish Carol arr. Norman Luboff
    Choir and soloist: The Wild Wood - John Rutter
    Choir: Resonet in Laudibus (Joseph Dearest) - Jacob Handl
    Choir: Jesus Christ the Apple Tree - Elizabeth Poston
    Choir and congregation: Child in a manger
    Choir and soloist: The Three Kings - Peter Cornelius
    Choir and congregation: While Shepherds Watched (Tune: British Grenadiers)
    Choir: A Child is Born in Bethlehem - Malcolm Archer
    Choir and soloist: Nazareth - Charles Gounod
    Choir and soloist: In the bleak mid-winter - Harold Darke
    Choir: Star Carol - John Rutter
    Choir: The Pirates' Christmas - E.V. Knox/Glaister Newton
    Choir: The Goslings - Frederick Bridge
    Choir and congregation: All my heart this night rejoices (F.C. Maker)
    Choir and drums: Christmas in my heart - Richard Phillips
       - conducted by Neil Hawes with Ian McFarlane on saxophone
    Choir Ring out, wild bells - Percy Fletcher
    Choir and soloist: O holy night - Adolphe Adam
    Choir and congregation: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Informal Summer event on Saturday 7th June 2008 in the Whitton Baptist Church Hall.
The programme included: "The Road to the Isles", "The lark in the clear air", "Twickenham Ferry", "The Whiffenpoof Song", "Dance to your daddy", "Speed your journey", "Doctor Foster", "The Isle of Mull", "The Holy City", "Father's a drunkard", "Won't you buy my pretty flowers".

Music for Good Friday
21st March 2008 7.30pm
Whitton Baptist Church, Hounslow Road, Whitton.

David Newman - Tenor
Alan Gibbs - Organist
Pat Hamilton - Reader
Ian McFarlane - Director of Music

    Choir and congregation - We sing the praise of Him who died
    Choir - The Merchants' Carol - Frank Kendon
    Choir - Sanctus/Benedictus/Agnus Dei from Mass by Byrd
    Solo - David Newman - If with all your heart from Elijah by Mendelssohn
    Choir and congregation - My song is love unknown
    Choir - Ave Verum - Jesu, word of God incarnate - Mozart
    Choir - Gabriel's Message - J.M. Neale
    Choir - Tomorrow shall be my dancing day - Trad.
    Choir - When I survey the wondrous cross - tune The Legend - Tchaikovsky
    Solo - David Newman - Ave Maria - Gounod
    Choir and Solo - Easter Music from Messiah - G. F. Handel
      Behold the Lamb of God
      Surely He hath borne our grief and carried our sorrows
      And with His stripes we are healed
      All we like sheep have gone astray
      Recitative - All they that see Him laugh Him to scorn
      He trusted in God that He would deliver Him
      Recitative - Thy rebuke hath broken His heart
      Air - Behold, and see if there be any sorrow
      Recitative - He was cut off out of the land of the living
    Choir and congregation - O sacred head sore wounded - J.S. Bach
    Choir and congregation - Praise to the holiest in the height


2007

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Christmas Concert 15th December 2007
Baptist Church, Hounslow Road, Whitton.
    Viki Hart - Soprano
    Belinda Williams - Mezzo Soprano
    Neil Hawes - Organist
    Chaturika Rajapakse - Accompanist
    Ian McFarlane - Director of Music

Choir Carols
Fanfare - Martin Shaw
Gloria - Vivaldi
Christmas Night - John Rutter
On Christmas Day - Malcolm Sargent
Christmas Day - Gustav Holst
The Virgin's Slumber Song - Max Reger
The Shepherds' Pipe Carol - John Rutter
Remember O Thou Man - Arthur Oldham
Christ was born on Christmas Day
The Holly and the Ivy - John Gardner
*The very best time of year - John Rutter
*The Christmas Song - Torme/Wells
Jingle Bells - arr. Ray Charles
O Holy Night - Adolphe Adam

* Featuring Ian McFarlane on Saxophone and
Viki Hart on violin, with Neil Hawes conducting

Duet:
Viki Hart and Belinda Williams
The Flower Duet from Lakme - Delibes

Congregational Carols:
Once in royal David's city
Silent night
Born in the night
O come, O come, Immanuel
O come all ye faithful
While shepherds watched
(to a tune originally written for this carol,
but now known as "On Ilkley Moor Baht'at")

Hark the herald angels sing

6th April 2007 7.30pm
Music for Good Friday
"The Passion of our Lord according to St. Luke" - J. S. Bach.

Whitton Baptist Church, Hounslow Road, Whitton.
David Newman - Tenor,
Alan Gibbs - Organist,
Ian McFarlane - Director of Music.

Congregational Hymn: We sing the Praise
Choir: O Saviour of the World from Requiem - H. Howells
Choir: Hymn before Action and Agnus Dei from The Armed Man - Karl Jenkins
Solo: Were you there - Spiritual - Guest Soloist David Newman
Choir: Cantique de Jean Racine - Faure
Congregational Hymn: My song is love unknown
Choir: St Luke Passion - J. S. Bach - solos by Chris Raymond and other gentlemen of the choir.
Congregational Hymn: O Sacred Head


2006


Whitton Choral Society Christmas Concert - Carols for Choir and Audience
Saturday 16th December 2006 7.30pm
Baptist Church Hounslow Road, Whitton.
Viki Hart - Soprano
Neil Hawes - Organist
Anthea Weale - Accompanist
Ian McFarlane - Director of Music
Congregational Carol Once in Royal David's City
Choir A Ceremony of Carols - Benjamin Britten - Soloist Viki Hart
Congregational Carol A Great and Mighty Wonder
Choir The Wild Wood - John Rutter - Soloist Viki Hart
Choir Alleluya, a new work is come on hand - Peter Wishart
Congregational Carol Unto us a Boy is Born
Solo Rejoice Greatly (Messiah) - Handel - Soloist Viki Hart
Choir Sheep Sequence
    While shepherds watched and Sheep from the Roger Jones musical While shepherds watched - Narrator Pat Hamilton
    The Lamb - John Tavener
    All we like sheep (Messiah) - Handel
    Bethlehem from While shepherds watched - Roger Jones
    I want to go to Bethlehem from Songs for Christmas - Richard Phillips
    And the glory of the Lord (Messiah) - Handel
Congregational Carol God rest ye merry, Gentlemen
Choir Christmas in my heart from Songs for Christmas - Richard Phillips
Choir The Holly and the Ivy - John Gardner
Choir O Holy Night - Adolphe Adam - Soloist Viki Hart
Congregational Carol Hark! the herald angels sing

Good Friday evening, 14th April 2006 7.30pm

Congregational Hymn - We sing the praise of Him who died

From the Requiem - John Rutter
    Requiem Aeternam
    Out of the deep (Psalm 130)
    Pie Jesu
    Agnus Dei (Lamb of God)
    The Lord is my Shepherd (Psalm 23)

Congregational Hymn - My song is love unknown

The Darkest Hour - Harold Moore
    Prologue
    Scene 1 Gethsemane
Congregational Hymn - In the Lord's atoning grief
    Scene 2 The Trials, before Caiaphas and Pilate
    Scene 3 On the road to Calvary
    Scene 4 Calvary
    Epilogue
Congregational Hymn - At the Name of Jesus

Lindsay Siviter - Soprano
Chris Raymond - Bass
Alan Gibbs - Organist
Ian McFarlane - Director of Music

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Mostly Mozart
A 250th birthday celebration

The Corps of Army Music Orchestra
Kneller Hall trumpeters
Whitton Community Choir
at St. Augustine of Canterbury, Whitton.
Saturday 11th February and Sunday 12th February 2006.
Conducted by Lt Col Stephen Smith CAMUS, Principal Director of Music (Army)
Georgia Ginsberg - Soprano

The National Anthem arranged by Gordon Jacob with the Kneller Hall trumpeters
Overture from The Marriage of Figaro - Mozart
Gloria - Poulenc with Georgia Ginsberg (soprano)
Meditation from Thaïs - Massenet with Rebecca Watts (violin)
The Heavens are Telling (The Creation) - Haydn
Creation's Hymn - Beethoven
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Mozart
Cantique de Jean Racine - Fauré with Geoffrey Bowyer (organ)
Exsultate Jubilate - Mozart with Georgia Ginsberg (Soprano)
Hallelujah Chorus (Messiah) - Handel


2005

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Christmas Concert
Carols for Choir and Audience
17th December 2005

St. Augustine's Church, Whitton.

      David Newman - Tenor
      Neil Hawes - Organist
      Anthea Weale - Accompanist
      Ian McFarlane - Director of Music

    Choir/solo items:
      Snow in the Street - Vaughan Williams
      Puer Natus - Terence Dwyer
      The First Nowell - Vaughan Williams
      'Twas in the moon of wintertime
      Mary's Cradle Song
      The Bell Carol
      I sing the birth - Edward Elgar
      Of a Rose, a lovely rose - John Rutter
      Jesus Child - John Rutter
      I wonder as I wonder - John Rutter (Lindsay Siviter - soprano solo)
      There is no rose - Benjamin Britten
      When the stars begin to fall - arr. Roberton
      Jingle Bells - arr. Willcocks
      White Christmas - Torme
      Bethlehem Down - Peter Warlock (David Newman - Tenor)
      The Star of Bethlehem - Stephen Adams (David Newman - Tenor)
      This Endrys Night - George Oldroyd (Neil Hawes - organ)

    And congregational carols:

      Once in Royal David's city
      Angels from the realms of glory
      O come, all ye faithful
      See amid the winter's snow
      Hark the herald-angels sing

7th and 8th December 2005

Whitton Choral Society was asked to contribute to two concerts
held in the Normansfield Theatre at the Langdon Down Centre,
part of the old Normansfield Hospital in Teddington,
in aid of the Down's Syndrome Association.

This was a very interesting experience: Lord and Lady Rix were
in the audience and Damon Hill (the ex-Formula 1 racing driver)
turned the pages for our pianist (he was quoted as saying that
he had turned over a few times before!); we sung on the stage
with very little light so we couldn't see our music.
I don't have a record of what we sung here.

Good Friday evening, 25th March 2005
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Holy art Thou - a setting of "The Celebrated Largo" by Handel
Ave Verum by Gounod
Steal Away - arranged by Andrew Carter
O Vos Omnes - Carlo Gesualdo

The Crucifixion by John Stainer
Guest Tenor: Simon Haynes
Guest Bass: Christopher Goldsack

Organist: Alan Gibbs
Director of Music: Ian McFarlane

"Chorus! A Classical Gala"
Saturday 5th February and Sunday 6th February 2005 at St. Augustine's Church, Whitton.
The Corps of Army Music Orchestra and The Kneller Hall Trumpeters;
Whitton Community Choir, consisting of Whitton Choral Society and
the church choirs of St. Augustine's, St. Edmund's, and St. Phillip & St. James'.
Choirmaster: Ian McFarlane;
Jane Webster - Soprano;
Martin Johnson - Baritone;
Geoffrey Bowyer - Organ;
Conducted by Lt. Col. Geoff Kingston CAMUS psm, Principal Director of Music, Army.

  • The National Anthem as arranged by Gordon Jacob for the Coronation of 1953
  • Liberty Fanfare by John Williams - hear the start (171Kb .wav file)
  • Overture from Nabucco by Verdi (including an arrangement of the Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves)
  • The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace by Karl Jenkins (excerpts): Sanctus, Hymn before Action, Charge!, Agnus Dei
  • Voi Che Sapete by Mozart and Softly awakes my Heart by Saint-Saens - Jane Webster (Soprano)
  • La Traviata by Verdi - variations arranged by Geoff Kingston - Sgt Ben Woodgate (Clarinet)
  • Prologue from I Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo - Martin Johnson (Baritone)
  • The Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore by Verdi
  • Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor by Borodin
  • But who may abide the day of his coming? from Messiah by Handel and The Trumpeter by J. Airlie Dix arranged by Geoff Kingston - Martin Johnson (Baritone)
  • "Carmen Corner": Habanera, Seguidilla and March of the Toreadors from Carmen by Bizet - Jane Webster (Soprano) and chorus
  • Trumpet Voluntary arrangement by Geoff Kingston for the Fanfare Trumpeters, orchestra and organ - hear the end (108Kb .wav file)
  • La Chi Darem from Don Giovanni by Mozart (duet) - Jane Webster and Martin Johnson
  • Grand March and Ballet Scene from Aida by Verdi
  • Evening Hymn ("Lead kindly light") and Last Post - "Nightfall in Camp", arr. Douglas Pope
  • Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah by Handel
Heather Flood, writing in the Richmond and Twickenham Times, quoted Colonel Kingston: "As I move to my new appointment as senior director of music, Armed Forces, responsible for the musical direction of the 60th anniversary to commemorate the end of the Second World War on July 10th and subsequent retirement in September, I am conscious that this will be my last concert in the Church of St. Augustine of Canterbury." The article continued: "His praise of the choir for working tirelessly to produce remarkable performances under Ian McFarlane was fully deserved. The Whitton Choral Society's singers, together with the combined vocal talents from the church choirs of St. Augustine's, St. Edmunds and St. Phillip and St. James, earned prolonged applause...It was a magical moment in the musical history of Whitton."
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2004

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Christmas Concert 18th December 2004
St. Augustine's Church, Whitton.
    David Newman - Tenor
    Neil Hawes - Organist
    Anthea Weale - Accompanist
    Ian McFarlane - Director of Music
Carols for choir and audience including:
Sir Christemas - arr. C. Kennedy Scott
Chanticleer - Trad.
Deo Gratias - Benjamin Britten
Rise up shepherd and follow arr. Seb Brown
Angel tidings - John Rutter
Lullay my liking - Gustav Holst
The little road to Bethlehem - Michael Head

Fanfare - Martin Shaw
Deck the Hall
Jesus Christ the apple tree - Elizabeth Poston
A child is born in Bethlehem - Malcolm Archer
Away in a manger - arr. Hugo Cole
Make we joy - Alan Spedding
Jingle Bells - arr. Ray Charles
The very best time of year - John Rutter
O Holy Night - Adolphe Adam

David Newman - tenor - solos:
Sing Lullaby- Benjamin Godard
The Robin's Carol - Michael Head
Ave Maria - Bach/Gounod
The Christmas Song - Torme/Wells

Neil Hawes - organ - solos:
In Dulci Jubilo - Chorale prelude - J. S. Bach
The Coventry Carol - William Lloyd Webber

Once in royal David's city
Child in a manger
Born in the night
See amid the winter's snow
O come all ye faithful
While shepherds watched
Hark the herald angels sing

Saturday 10th July 2004 7pm - Summer Concert and Barbecue - no further details available

Good Friday evening 7.30pm 9th April 2004 at Whitton Baptist Church
    "A Meditation in Music for Good Friday" (A journey through Holy Week) including extracts from:
    • Olivet to Calvary - J. H. Maunder (1858 - 1920) - this is the centenary of this composition
    • The Last Supper - Thiman
    • The Crucifixion - Stainer
    plus:
    • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach
    • All in the April Evening - Roberton
    • Ave Verum - Gounod
    • The Lord is my Shepherd - Schubert
    • Adoramus Te - Palestrina
    • There is a Green Hill - Gounod
    • Lord of the Dance - Sydney Carter (who died in March 2004)

    Alan Gibbs - Organist
    Ian McFarlane - Director of Music

David Loftus, writing in the "Richmond and Twickenham Times" had one or two criticisms, concluding with:
"Whitton Choral Society provided a fitting program for 'A Meditation in Music' on Good Friday.
Whilst there may have been some imperfections, the overall performance was good and a credit to all concerned."

Gloria! - "A Feast of Glorious Music"
Saturday 31st January and Sunday 1st February 2004 at St. Augustine's Church, Whitton
The Corps of Army Music Orchestra and The Kneller Hall Trumpeters;
Whitton Choral Society and the church choirs
of St. Augustine's, St. Edmund's, and St. Phillip & St. James',
Choirmaster: Ian McFarlane;
Olive Murray - Soprano;
Eve Baker - Soprano;
Ludo Fahey - Treble;
Geoffrey Bowyer - Organ;
Conducted by Lt. Col. Geoff Kingston psm, Principal Director of Music, Army.

  • The National Anthem as arranged by Gordon Jacob for the Coronation of 1953
  • O Fortuna from Carl Orff's Carmina Burana
  • Suite from the Water Music - G.F. Handel
  • Extracts from Vivaldi's Gloria
  • Queen of the Night from The Magic Flute - Mozart
  • Hummel Trumpet Concerto 3rd movement - SSgt Terry Kalland RE (trumpet)
  • Sanctus from Messe Solennelle (St. Cecilia Mass) - Gounod
  • The Battle Hymn of the Republic - Steffe and Ward Howe, arr. Peter Wilhousky
  • Finlandia - Jean Sibelius
  • Easter Hymn from Cavalleria Rusticana - Pietro Mascagni
  • Abinoni's Adagio - Geoffrey Bowyer (organ)
  • Thine be the Glory (See the conquering hero comes) - G.F. Handel
  • Dies Irae from Verdi's Requiem
  • Pie Jesu - Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah - Handel
Tony Flood, in the local "Guardian newspaper" and "Richmond and Twickenham Times" said:
Gloria! A feast of Glorious Music lived up to its name. The Corps of Army Music Orchestra and the Kneller Hall Trumpeters treated us to a spectacular evening of music...

and Fred Melling wrote in another local newspaper:
This version of Gloria was just glorious... the Community Choir of four local choirs were excellent in all their numbers.

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2003

Christmas Concert 20th December 2003
St. Augustine's Church, Whitton.

    David Newman - Tenor
    Anthea Weale - Accompanist
    Ian McFarlane - Director of Music
    Neil Hawes - Organ

Carols for choir and audience

    Choir and congregation: Once in Royal David's City
    Choir: Puer Natus - A boy was born in Bethlehem - Terence Dwyer
    Choir: 'Da neugebor'ne Kindelein' - Dietrich Buxtehude
    Choir and congregation: Love came down at Christmas
    Soloist: The first mercy - Peter Warlock
    Soloist: Bethlehem down - Peter Warlock
    Choir: Ave Maria - S. Rachmaninoff
    Choir: The Angels Carol - John Rutter
    Choir (Ladies): The Oxon - Benjamin Britten
    Choir (Ladies): The Virgin's Slumber Song - Max Reger
    Choir and congregation: Silent night
    Choir: Here is the little door - Herbert Howells
    Choir: Mary had a baby arr. Malcolm Sargent
    Morning of Christmas Day - arr. C. Farncombe
    Choir and congregation: O come, all ye faithful
    Soloist: The Star of Bethlehem - S. Adams
    Choir: The lute book lullaby - Amanda Dean
    Choir: Ring out wild bells - Percy Fletcher
    Choir and soloist: Remember, O thou man - Arthur Oldham
    Choir: A child is born in Bethlehem - Malcolm Archer
    Choir and congregation: Of the Father's love begotten
    Choir and soloist: The Christmas Song - Mel Torme and Wells
    Jingle Bells - J. Pierpont arr. Willcocks
    Choir and soloist: O holy night - Adolphe Adam
    Choir and congregation: Hark! the herald angels sing

Good Friday 2003
Whitton Baptist Church

      Catherine Lemmon - Violin
      Nicola Garty - Violin
      David Marsh - Viola
      Alan Thomas - Cello
      Ian McFarlane - Director of Music
      Neil Hawes - Organ

    From Requiem by Herbert Howells
      O Saviour of the World
      The Lord is my Shepherd

    When I survey the wondrous cross - tune "O Waly, Waly" arranged by Neil Hawes

    The Passion - Joseph Haydn

      subtitled "The Seven Words of Our Saviour on the Cross",
      this work was originally written by Haydn around 1786
      as instrumental music for the Cathedral in Cadiz.
      Words were added later and first published in 1801.
      In this performance, we interspersed the fifteen movements with readings.

    Congregational hymns:
         We sing the Praise of him who died
         Praise to the Holiest in the height

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Music for a Royal Occasion
Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd February 2003
St. Augustine's Church, Whitton
The Corps of Army Music Orchestra and The Kneller Hall Trumpeters;
Whitton Choral Society and the church choirs of
St. Augustine's, St. Edmund's and St. Phillip & St. James',
Choirmaster: Ian McFarlane;
Hrafnhildur Björnsdóttir - Soprano;
Geoffrey Bowyer - Organ;
Conducted by Lt. Col. Geoff Kingston psm, Principal Director of Music, Army.

  • The National Anthem arranged by Gordon Jacob for the Coronation of 1953
  • Music for the Royal Fireworks - Handel
  • The four Handel Coronation Anthems which were composed for the coronation of George II in 1727:
    • Zadok the Priest (sung at every coronation since then)
    • Let thy hand be strengthened
    • The King shall rejoice
    • My heart is inditing
  • Let the Bright Seraphim - from Samson by Handel
  • Signore Ascolta - Puccini
  • Queen of the Night from The Magic Flute - Mozart
  • The Old Hundredth (All people that on earth do dwell) - R. Vaughan Williams
  • O Taste and see - Coronation motet - R. Vaughan Williams
  • I was glad - C. Hubert Parry (written in 1902 for the coronation of Edward VII)
  • Crown Imperial - Walton
  • Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah - Handel
Tony Flood, writing for the local "Guardian newspaper" and "Richmond and Twickenham Times" in a piece entitled "Whitton Choral Society: Hitting the right notes", said:
The Whitton Choral Society ... is going from strength to strength. Its latest triumph was its excellent contribution to Music for a Royal Occasion, an apt title for the hugely successful Community Concert staged at the Church of St. Augustine, Whitton on February 1st and 2nd. The concert marked the Golden Jubilee of The Queen's coronation in 1953 and featured music performed at coronations.

Under the direction of choirmaster Ian McFarlane, the society and the church choirs of St Augustine, St Edmunds and St Phillip and St James gave magnificent support to the Corps of Army Music Orchestra and the Kneller Hall Trumpeters, conducted superbly by Lt. Col. Geoff Kingston.

All received great ovations, but the biggest applause was reserved for soprano Hrafnhildur Bjornsdottir, whose stirring performance showed why she was a hit in leading roles at the Icelandic opera houses. The highlights were her solo 'Queen of the Night', an aria from the opera The Magic Flute by Mozart, the 'Coronation March' by William Walton and the 'Hallelujah Chorus' by Handel.

...Judging by their performance at Music for a Royal Occasion they are hitting all the right notes!

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2002

Christmas concert 2002 - details not available
If anyone has a programme, please email me

26th June 2002
Royal Military School of Music Royal Golden Jubilee concert
on a warm summer's evening in the grounds of Kneller Hall, Whitton

Featuring:
     The Band of the Corps of Royal Engineers
     The Band of the Welsh Guards
     The Band and Bugles of the Light Division
     The RAF Squadronaires Big Band
     The Sealed Knot Society
Richard Baker OBE RD - Guest Compere
Emer McParland - Soloist

A Community Choir, made up of Whitton Choral Society and friends, sang:
   Zadok the Priest by Handel accompanied by fireworks
   Rourke's Progress from The Battle of Isandlwana
          - a descriptive arrangement by Lt. Col. G. Kingston psm
and also sang with the audience of around 3000 in a medley of "Songs of the Great War"

This is the cover of a CD that was made of the occasion:
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Good Friday 29th March 2002
at Whitton Baptist Church

David Newman - Tenor
Christopher Goldsack - Bass
Alan Gibbs - Organ
Ian McFarlane - Director of Music

Lo, the Full final Sacrifice - Gerald Finzi
The Crucifixion - John Stainer

Congregational hymns:
     We sing the praise of him who died
     When I survey the wondrous Cross (tune Waly Waly)

"A first class performance from a well disciplined and directed choir",
David E. Loftus wrote in the Richmond and Twickenham Times,
"Ian MacFarlane had rehearsed the choir to a high standard".
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19th and 20th January 2002 at St. Augustine's Church, Whitton

Handel's Messiah

Sung by combined choirs of:
  Whitton Choral Society, and the church choirs of:
  St. Augustine's,
  St. Edmunds, and
  St. Phillip & St. James.
Ian McFarlane - Choir Director
Lt.Col. Geoff Kingston psm Principal Director of Music (Army) - conductor

The Corps of Army Orchestra, leader SSgt Simon Lockwood RA
The Kneller Hall Trumpeters
Geoffrey Bowyer - Organ
Major (Rtd) Roger Swift - Continuo

Soloists from the Trinity College of Music, London:
     Ashley Barrington - Soprano
     Helen Johnson - Contralto
     Mark Bushby - Tenor
     Panos Tsikos - Bass

Proceeds to three local registered charities:
     Homelink - a day respite care facility;
     The Corps of Army Music Trust;
     The Shooting Star Trust Children's Hospice.

"...a stunning and exhilarating experience" Barry Buttenshaw said,
writing in the Richmond and Twickenham Times, "the highlights were when
six of the world's finest trumpeters joined in from the balcony at the rear
of the church - the antiphonal sound had the audience buzzing.
...The choir was well rehearsed ... sang well with clear diction
and stood up and sat down with military precision!".

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2001

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Christmas concert - Carols for Choir and Audience
15th December 2001 7.30pm
St. Augustine's Church, Hospital Bridge Road, Whitton
David Newman - Tenor
Anthea Weale - Accompanist
Ian McFarlane - Director of Music

Choir and Audience - Once in Royal David's City
Choir - Up good Christian folk and listen - G.R. Woodward
Choir - The salutation carol - Alan Gibbs
Choir - Rejoice with heart and voice - arr. Neil Hawes
Choir - The infant King (Sing Lullaby) - an old Basque Noel
Choir and Audience - Ding dong merrily on high
Choir - Prince of Peace - C. H. Causey
Choir - Still, still, still - Austrian Carol
Choir - When Christ was born of Mary free - C. Hubert Parry
Choir and Audience - Born in the night
Choir and soloist - Myn Liking - Richard Terry
Choir - Tomorrow shall be my dancing day - John Gardner
Choir and Audience - Love came down at Christmas
Choir and Audience - Jingle bells - J. Pierpont
Choir (Ladies) - A Christmas Motet - Hodie Christus Natus Est - Palestrina
Choir (Ladies) - The Virgin's Slumber Song - Max Reger
Choir - In Dulci Jubilo - R. L. Pearsall
Choir - Jesus Child - John Rutter
Choir and Audience - Gabriel's Message - Basque Carol
Choir - Great Joy and Jollity - Andrew Carter
Choir - Mary's Lullaby - John Rutter
Choir and Audience - O come all ye faithful
Choir - What sweeter music - John Rutter
Choir - A child is born in Bethlehem - Malcolm Archer
Choir and soloist - O holy night - Adolphe Adam
Choir and Audience - Hark! the herald angels sing

Sunday 20th May 2001
St. Augustine's Church, Whitton
A Celebration of English Music

Whitton Choral Society joined the choir of St. Augustine's Church
for Choral Evensong followed by a concert of English Music.

    The choir music included:
      Versicles and Responses - Caroline Pugh
      Psalm 150 - C. Armstrong Gibbs
      Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis - Stanford in B flat
      The Lord bless you and keep you - John Rutter
      Final Amens - John Stainer

      Rejoice in the Lord - Purcell
      Gaelic Blessing - John Rutter

      There were also items by St. Augustine's junior choir
      and solo items by church choir members and friends.

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Good Friday 13th April 2001 at Whitton Baptist Church
Procession of Palms - Malcolm Williamson
O Saviour of the world - John Goss
The Lamb - John Tavener
Steal Away - Spiritual arr. Andrew Carter
The Last Supper - Eric Thiman
O Vos Omnes - Carol Gesualdo
When I survey the wondrous cross - tune "Legend" - Tchaikovsky
There is a green hill far away - Charles Gounod
Were you there when they crucified my Lord - spiritual
Agnus Dei and The Lord is my shepherd from Requiem - John Rutter
Solo If with all your hearts ye truly seek me - from Elijah - Mendelssohn
Drop, drop slow tears - Kenneth Leighton

Congregational hymns:
     We sing the praise of him who died
     Ride on! Ride on in Majesty!
     O thou who camest from above
     Deck thyself, my soul, with gladness
     Praise to the holiest in the height

David Newman - Tenor
Alan Gibbs - Organist
Ian McFarlane - Director of Music


2000

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Carols for Choir and Audience
16th December 2000 7.30pm

St. Augustine's Church, Hospital Bridge Road, Whitton
Susie Joyce - Mezzo-Soprano
Alan Gibbs - Organ
Ian McFarland - Director of Music

Choir: Fanfare - Martin Shaw
Choir and congregation: Once in royal David's city
Choir: Chanticleer - Trad. (published 1635)
Choir: A Virgin most pure - English trad.
Choir: O little one sweet - Old German tune arr. J.S. Bach
Choir and congregation: O little town of Bethlehem arr. R. Vaughan Williams
Choir: The new-born babe, the heavenly child (Das Neugebor'ne Kindelein) - Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
Choir and congregation: Child in a manger
Choir: When Christ was born of Mary free - John Gardner
Choir: The very best time of year - John Rutter
Choir and congregation: O come, all ye faithful
Choir: Morning of Christmas Day
Choir: Lullay my liking - Gustav Holst
Choir: Star Carol - John Rutter
Choir (Ladies): The Oxon - Benjamin Britten (words by Thomas Hardy)
Choir (Ladies?): Nativity Carol - John Rutter
Choir and congregation: Silent night
Choir: Jingle Bells arr. Ray Charles
Choir and soloist: O holy night - Adolphe Adam
Choir and congregation: Hark! the herald angels sing

11th and 12th November 2000
Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington

Verdi's Requiem

Richmond Borough's Millennium 2000 Concert

Whitton Choral Society
Barnes Choir
Cantanti Camerati of Richmond
Teddington Choral Society
Richmond Music Trust
Richmond Orchestra

Ingula Bergland - Soprano
Hyacinth Nicholls - Mezzo-sporano
Philip Slane - Tenor
Karl Watson - Bass

Conducted by Philip Hesketh.

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Music for Good Friday
21st April 2000 7.30pm

Whitton Baptist Church, Hounslow Road, Whitton

David Newman - Tenor
Christopher Goldsack - Bass
Alan Gibbs - Organist
Ian McFarlane - Director of Music

Easter Music from "Messiah" - G.F. Handel

"The Saviour" - A meditation upon the death of Christ
Words selected and written by Bryn Rees
Music by William Lloyd Webber


1999


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Christmas concert 18th December 1999
Carols for Choir and Audience
Whitton Baptist Church, Hounslow Road, Whitton
Consort of Viols - 'In Nomine': Eleanor Brophy, Paul Brophy and Clive Letchford
Alan Gibbs - Organ
Ian McFarlane - Director of Music

Choir and Congregation: O come, all ye faithful
Choir: Magnificat - Murrill
Poem: "BC:AD" - U. A. Fanthorpe - read by Celia Heron
Choir: He is born - French Carol arr. D.S. Smith
Choir: De Virgin Mary - West Indian Spiritual arr. Malcolm Sargent
Choir and congregation: Silent night
Poem: Eddi's Service - Rudyard Kipling - read by Pat Hamilton
Choir: Two Mexican Carols arr. Malcolm Sargent, "Jesus Sleeps" and "Earth's Joy"
Choir: Three Carols by Peter Wishart
    There is no Rose
    Lullay, lay, lay, lay
    Alleluya, a new work is come on hand
Choir and congregation: See amid the winter's snow
Choir: Mary's Magnificat - Andrew Carter - Soloist - Carolyn Oakley
Choir and congregation: O come, O come Emmanuel
Choir: 'Twas in the moon of winter time (Huron Carol) - Canadian Trad.
Choir: The Carollers - A. M. Goodhart
Poem: Ghost Story - Dylan Thomas - read by Katrina Henderson
Choir: Remember, O thou man - Arthur Oldham - Soloists: Katrina Henderson and Neil Hawes
Choir: Mary's Lullaby - John Rutter
Choir and congregation: Unto us a boy is born
Choir: What sweeter music - John Rutter
Choir: O holy night - Adolphe Adam - Soloist: Carolyn Oakley
Choir and congregation: Hark! the herald angels sing

Summer 1999 informal concert, 10th July 1999
    Another Opening
    My spirit sang all day - Finzi
    The Kerry Dance
    Climb every mountain
    Down by the Riverside
    Dance to your Daddie
    In praise of Islay
    Sing a song of sixpence
    The girl from Ipanema
    Begin the Beguine
    Summertime
    For the beauty of the earth - Rutter
    Blow the wind southerly (Women)
    Four jolly Sailormen (Men)
    O Waly, Waly
    Have Nageela
    Autumn leaves
    The Lark in the clear air
    Dashing away with the smoothing iron
    Old MacDonald had a farm
    The long day closes
    When the Saints go marching in
Plus "Raindrops keep falling on my head" and 7 pieces of Gershwin as community singing items:
"Lady be Good", "Someday he'll come along", "Let's call the whole thing off",
"Someone to watch over me", "Love walked in", "S'Wonderful", "Swanee".

2nd April 1999 7.30pm
Whitton Baptist Church, Hounslow Road, Whitton
The Crucifixion - J. Stainer
A Meditation on the Sacred Passion of the Holy Redeemer

David Newman - Tenor
John Kipps - Bass
Philip Buckmaster - Organist
Ian McFarlane - Director of Music

    O Saviour of the World - Herbert Howells
    Lo! The Full Final Sacrifice - Gerald Finzi
    The Crucifixion - John Stainer
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1998

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This concert was publicised with David Newman as tenor
soloist, but he was unavailable at short notice.
The solo parts in choir carols were sung by
members of the choir as indicated.

19th December 1998 7.30pm
St. Augustine's Church, Hospital Bridge Road, Whitton
Christmas Concert - Carols for Choir and Audience
Eleanor Brophy - Accompanist
Ian McFarlane - Director of Music

    Extract from Messiah - Handel - Soloist Carolyn Oakley
      There were Shepherds, And Lo, And the Angel, And Suddenly
    Choir: Glory to God - Messiah - Handel
    Choir and Congregation: Once in Royal David's City
    Choir: Adam lay y bounden - Boris Ord
    Choir: Angel Tidings - John Rutter
    Choir and Congregation: Gabriel's Message - Basque Carol
    Choir: Torches - John Joubert
    Choir: Lute Book Lullaby - Amanda Dean
    Choir: Hark! What mean those Holy Voices - Elinor Warren - Soloist: Neil Hawes
    Choir and Congregation: Love came down at Christmas
    Choir: The Wild Wood Carol - John Rutter - Soloist: Neil Hawes
    Choir: Great Joy and Jollity - Andrew Carter
    Choir and Congregation: While Shepherds watched
    Choir: If ye would hear the angels sing
    Choir: Christmas night - John Rutter
    Choir and Congregation: O come all ye faithful
    Choir (Ladies): The Oxen - Benjamin Britten
    Choir (Ladies?): Jesus Christ the Apple Tree - Elizabeth Poston
    Choir: Lullay my liking - Soloists: Carolyn Oakley and Barrie Oliver
    Choir and Congregation: Of the Father's love begotten
    Choir: Angels' Carol - John Rutter
    Choir: Jingle Bells - J Pierpont arr. Willcocks
    Choir and Congregation: Ding dong! Merrily on high
    Choir: What cheer - William Walton
    Choir: O Holy night - Adolphe Adam - Soloist: Barrie Oliver
    Choir and Congregation: Hark the herald angels sing

Good Friday 10th April 1998
Whitton Baptist Church

David Newman - Tenor;
Peter Higgins - Accompanist;
Ian McFarlane - Director of Music;

  • God so Loved the World from The Crucifixion by Maunder
  • The Passion - Joseph Haydn, interspersed with readings. Congregational hymns:
         When I Survey the wondrous cross
         My song is love unknown
         Praise to the Holiest in the height
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    1997

    20th December 1997 7.30pm
    Christmas Concert - Carols for Choir and Audience
    St. Augustine's Church, Hospital Bridge Road, Whitton
    Soloist - David Newman - Tenor
    Musical Director - Ian McFarlane
    Accompanist - Peter Higgins
      Choir and congregation: O come, O come Immanuel
      Choir: In Excelsis Gloria - Martin Shaw
      Choir: Ring Christmas Bells - Lady Lindsay arr. Frederick Bridge
      Choir: Adam lay y bounden - Malcolm Archer
      Choir: In the Bleak Midwinter - Harold Darke
      Choir: What Child is this - Old English
      Choir: Make we Joy now in the Fest - William Walton
      Choir and congregation: Stille Nacht - Franz Gruber arr A.E. Rushbridge
      Choir and congregation: While Shepherds Watched - Nahum Tate arr. Ben Mason
      Soloist: Bethlehem Down - Peter Warlock
      Soloist: The Robin's Carol - Michael Head
      Choir: How far is it to Bethlehem? - Geoffrey Shaw
      Choir: The Lamb - William Blake/John Tavener
      Choir: The Little Road to Bethlehem - Margaret Rose/Michael Head
      Choir and congregation: O little town of Bethlehem - H. Walford Davies
      Choir: Here is the Little Door - Frances Chesterton/Herbert Howells
      Choir: Tomorrow shall be my dancing day - David Willcocks
      Choir: Cowboy Carol - Cecil Broadhurst/Malcolm Sargent
      Choir: Hallelujah Chorus - (Messiah) Handel
      Choir: When the stars begin to fall - Spiritual arr. Roberton
      Choir and congregation: Away in a Manger - W. J. Kirkpatrick arr. David Willcocks
      Choir: Jesus Child - John Rutter
      Choir: Lute Book Lullaby - W. Ballet arr. Geoffrey Shaw
      Choir: Resonet in Laudibus - Jacob Handl
      Piano Solo: Peter Higgins
      Choir: Christmas Day - Gustav Holst
      Choir and soloist: The Wild Wood Carol - John Rutter
      Choir and congregation: As with gladness men of old - W.C. Dix
      Soloist: Sing Lullaby - Benjamin Godard
      Choir: The Christmas Song - Torme and Wells
      Choir: The Very Best Time of Year - John Rutter
      Choir: What Cheer - William Walton
      Choir: O Holy Night - Adolphe Adam
      Choir and congregation: Hark! the Herald Angels Sing - F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy arr. W. H. Cummings
      Choir: We wish you a merry Christmas - West Country arr. Arthur Warrell
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    Good Friday 28th March 1997 7.30pm
    Whitton Baptist Church, Hounslow Road
    A Short Passion from St. Matthew's Gospel - Bach
    Tenor soloist - David Newman
    Bass soloist - Steven Henderson [brother of David]
    Harpsichord - Bernadette Divall
    Organ - Peter Higgins
    Director of Music - Ian McFarlane
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    1996

    21st December 1996
    Christmas concert
    St. Augustine's Church

    Gloria - Vivaldi
    Deo Gracias from Ceremony of Carols - Britten
    Accompanist Michael Cayton
    Mezzo-soprano soloist Suzanne Joyce



    5th October 1996
    Supper Concert
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    Good Friday 5th April 1996 7.30pm
    A Meditation in Music for Good Friday
    Whitton Baptist Church, Hounslow Road, Whitton
    Soloist - David Newman
    Accompanist - Peter Higgins
    Conductor - Ian McFarlane

    Sanctus from Requiem - Cherubini
    Extracts from Olivet to Calvary - Maunder
    Extracts from Last Supper - Thiman
    O vos omnes - Gesualdo
    The Mount of Olives - Bliss
    He trusted in God from Messiah - Handel
    The Old Rugged Cross
    I danced in the morning
    Agnus Dei, Liberame and
    In paradisum from Requiem - Faure


    1995

    16th December 1995 7.30pm
    Christmas Concert for Choir and Audience
    St. Augustine's Church, Hospital Bridge Road, Whitton
    Conductor - Ian McFarlane
    Accompanist - Peter Higgins

    including:
    Brother Heinrich's Christmas - Rutter

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    14th April 1995 7.30pm
    A Meditation in Music for Good Friday
    Whitton Baptist Church, Hounslow Road, Whitton
    Soloists David Newman, Steven Henderson
    Accompanist Michael Cayton
    Conductor Ian McFarlane
      Behold the Lamb and Surely from Messiah
      The Lamb - Tavener
      Agnus Dei and The Lord is my Shepherd from Requiem - Rutter
      The Darkest Hour - Moore
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    1994

    17th December 1994 7.30pm
    Christmas Concert for Choir and Audience
    St. Augustine's Church, Hospital Bridge Road, Whitton
    Conductor - Ian McFarlane
    Accompanist - Michael Cayton
    Soloist - David Newman

    Choir: Snow in the street - Vaughan Williams
    Choir and Audience: Joy to the World - Handel, arr. Mason
    Choir: Still, Still, Still - Austrian
    Choir: Rejoice and be merry - English Trad., arr. Jacques
    Soloist and Choir: From "Messiah" - Handel
    Recitative - Comfort ye My people
    Aria - Ev'ry Valley shall be Exalted
    Chorus - For unto us a Child is Born
    Choir: Here's the Road to Bethlehem - Czech
    Choir: 'Twas in the Moon of Winter Time - Canadian Trad.
    Choir and Audience: O Come, O Come, Immanuel - arr. Willcocks
    Soloist and Choir: I Wonder as I Wander - Appalachian, arr. Rutter
    Tenor Soloist: From "La Boheme" - Puccini
    - Che Gelida Manina (Your Tiny Hand is Frozen)
    Choir Ladies: There is no Rose - from "A Ceremony of Carols" - Britten
    Choir: Tyrley, Tyrlow - Warlock
    Soloist and Choir: The Three Kings - Cornelius, arr. Atkins
    Choir and Audience: Ding Dong! Merrily on High - harm. Wood
    Choir and Audience: God Rest You Merry, gentlemen - English Trad., arr. Willcocks
    Soloist and Choir: A Spotless Rose - Howells
    Choir: Make we Joy - Alan Spedding
    Choir: Christmas night - 16th century French, arr. Rutter
    Soprano, Tenor and Choir: In the Bleak Mid-winter - Darke
    Soloist: The First Mercy - Warlock
    Soloist: The Christmas Song - Mel Torme/Roberts Wells
    Choir and Audience: It Came upon the Midnight Clear - English Trad., adapted Sullivan
    Semi Chorus: What Sweeter Music - Rutter
    Choir: Czech Carol - Trad., arr. Andrew Carter
    Choir: Here is the little Door - Howells
    Choir: Angel's Carol - Rutter
    Choir: Jingle Bells - arr. Ray Charles
    Choir and Audience: O Come All Ye Faithful - Wade
    Choir: We Wish You a Merry Christmas - English Trad., arr. Alice Parker

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    14th May 1994
    Supper Concert
    1st April 1994 7.30pm
    Music for Good Friday
    Whitton Baptist Church, Hounslow Road, Whitton
    including:
    The Saviour - Lloyd Webber
    Soloists: David Newman, Steven Henderson
    Conductor: Ian McFarlane
    Accompanist: John Pennington

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    1993

    18th December 1993 7.30pm
    Christmas Concert for Choir and Audience
    St. Augustine's Church, Hospital Bridge Road, Whitton
    Conductor - Ian McFarlane
    Accompanist - Michael Cayton
    Soloist - Heather Shipp Mezzo-Soprano

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    9th April 1993 7.30pm
    Music for Good Friday
    Whitton Baptist Church, Hounslow Road, Whitton
    including:
    Passion - Haydn
    Requiem - Howells
    Soloists:
    Heather Errington, David Newman
    Susie Joyce, Steven Henderson
    Katrina Henderson
    Conductor - Ian McFarlane
    Accompanist - Michael Cayton

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    1992

    12th December 1992 7.30pm
    Christmas Concert for Choir and Audience
    St. Augustine's Church, Hospital Bridge Road, Whitton
    Conductor - Ian McFarlane
    Accompanist - Michael Cayton
    Soloists: Sybila Clare, Heather Shipp and Andrew Walters,
    all graduates of Trinity College of Music

    Solo (Sybila Clare): Hodie Christus from A Ceremony of Carols - Benjamin Britten
    Choir: Welcum Yole from A Ceremony of Carols - Benjamin Britten
    Choir and Audience: O Come all ye faithful - Anon 18th century
    Choir: Jesus Child - John Rutter
    Choir and soloist (Heather Shipp): I wonder as I wander - John Rutter
    Messe Di Minuit - M. Charpentier
    (soloists Sybila Clare, Heather Shipp, Carolyn Oakley, Andrew Walters, Barry Turner)
    Choir and Audience - Away in a Manger - anon
    Choir: The Infant King - old Basque Noel arr. Edgar Pettman
    Choir and soloist (Heather Shipp): Hark what mean those Holy voices - Elinor Remick Warren
    Choir and Audience: Of the Father's Love Begotten - Melody from Piae Cantiones
    Choir: This little Babe, There is no Rose and Deo Gracias
       from A Ceremony of Carols - Benjamin Britten
    Choir: Christmas night - John Rutter
    Choir: Jesus Christ the Apple Tree - Elizabeth Poston
    Choir and Audience: See amid the Winter's Snow - Edward Caswell
    Choir: Hodie Christus Natus Est - Francis Poulenc
    Quartet (Sybila Clare, Heather Shipp, Andrew Walters, Bernard Langham):
       Videntes Stellam - Frances Poulenc
       Make We Joy - arr. Alan Spedding
    Choir: Jingle Bells - Ray Charles
    Choir: We Wish You A Merry Christmas - Alice Parker
    Choir and soloist (Sybila Clare): O Holy Night - Adolphe Adam
    Choir and Audience: Hark the Herald Angels Sing - Charles Wesley

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    17th April 1992 7.30pm
    Music for Good Friday
    Whitton Baptist Church, Hounslow Road, Whitton
    Soloists - David Newman, Graham Dinnage
    Accompanist - Michael Cayton
    Conductor - Ian McFarlane
    including:
    Crucifixion - Stainer
    Agnus Dei - Barber

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    1991

    14th December 1991 7.30pm
    Christmas Concert for Choir and Audience
    St. Augustine's Church, Hospital Bridge Road, Whitton
    Conductor - Ian McFarlane
    Accompanist - Michael Cayton
    Guest soloists:
       Jane Read, soprano,
       Heather Shipp, mezzo soprano,
       David Newman, tenor.

    Choir and Audience: O Come all ye Faithful - anon 18th century
    A Kenya folk tune - Carol of Praise - Soloist David Newman
    Choir: Two Carol Spirituals arranged by Malcolm Sargent
       Born in the night
       De Virgin Mary had a Baby Bay
    Octet: I Sing the Birth - Edward Elgar
    Choir: Deck the Hall - Welsh trad. arr. David Willcocks
    Choir: Star Carol - John Rutter
    Choir and Audience: A Great and Mighty Wonder - J. M. Neale
    Choir: The Sussex Carol - arr. David Willcocks
    Choir and Soloists: Gloria - Vivaldi
       (Commemorating the 250th anniversary of the death of Vivaldi)
       Soloists: Jane Read, Heather Shipp
    Choir and Audience: While Shepherds Watched - Nahum Tate
    Recitative, Aria and Chorus from Messiah - Handel
       "O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings" - soloist Heather Shipp
    Choir and Soloist (David Newman): A spotless Rose - Herbert Howells
    Choir: Quem Pastores (Shepherds, Tell your Beauteous Story) - 15th Century Latin
    Choir: Sleep My Little One (German) - soloist: Carolyn Oakley
    Choir and Audience: God Rest You Merry Gentlemen - English trad.
    Choir: The Wexford Carol - Irish trad.
    Choir: Standing in the Rain - Sidney Carter
    Sextet: The Little Road to Bethlehem - Michael Head
    Choir: Jingle Bells - arr. Ray Charles
    Choir: The Very Best Time of Year - John Rutter
    Choir and Soloist: O holy Night - Adolphe Adam
    Choir: We Wish You a Merry Christmas - arr. Alice Parker

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    1st June 1991
    Supper Party

    29th March 1991 7.30pm
    Music for Good Friday
    Whitton Baptist Church, Hounslow Road, Whitton
    including:
    The Passion of Christ - Handel
    Legend - Tchaikovsky
    Salvator Mundi from Requiem - Howells
    Conductor: Ian McFarlane

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    1990

    8th December 1990 7.30pm
    Carols for Choir and Audience
    St. Augustine's Church, Hospital Bridge Road, Whitton
    In the presence of the Mayor of Richmond upon Thames

    Conductor: Ian McFarlane
    Accompanist: Michael Cayton

    Choir and Audience: O Come all ye Faithful
    Choir: And the Glory of the Lord - Messiah/Handel
    Choir: Lullay my Liking (soloist Carolyn Oakley) - Gustav Holst
    Choir: Gentle Mary Laid her Child - arr. Bob Burroughs
    Choir: Steeples, set your Bells - Russian Carol adapted Alfred Whitehead
    Choir: Rise up Shepherd - Christmas Spiritual
    Quartet - O Little One Sweet - arr. Sebastian Brown
    Choir and Audience: Love Came Down at Christmas - Christina Rossetti
    Solo: Susie Joyce - mezzo soprano
    Choir: The Newborn Babe - Dietrich Buxtehude
    Choir: Mary's Lullaby - John Rutter
    Choir: Alleluya, A New Work - Peter Wishart
    Choir: Zion Hears the Watchman's Voices - J. S. Bach ed. John Rutter
    Choir and Audience: Unto Us a Boy is Born - 15th Century
    Choir: Up Good Christen Folk - arr. G. R. Woodward
    Choir: Patapan - old Burgundy Carol
    Duet: O Lovely peace - (Judas Maccabaeus) Handel
       Soloists: Susie Joyce, Heather Shipp
    Choir: Great Joy and Jollity - Andrew Carter
    Choir and Audience: I Saw Three Ships - English traditional
    Choir ladies - Deck the Hall - Welsh traditional arr. John Rutter
    Solo: Heather Shipp - contralto
    Choir and Audience: Still the Night - Joseph Mohr
    Choir Jingle bells - J Pierpont arr. David Willcocks
    Choir: The Very Best Time of Year - John Rutter
    Choir and Audience: Hark the Herald Angels Sing - Charles Wesley
    Choir: We Wish You a Merry Christmas - arr. Alice Parker

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    13th April 1990 7.30pm
    Music for Good Friday
    Whitton Baptist Church, Hounslow Road, Whitton
    Soloists:
    Soprano: Katrina McFarlane
    Tenor: David Henderson
    Bass: Graham Dinnage
    Organ: Simon Morley
    Conductor: Ian McFarlane
    including:
    O Vos Omnes - Gesualdo
    Crucifixus Pro Nobis (Crucified for us) - Leighton
    The Saviour - Lloyd Webber

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    3rd June 1990 7.45pm
    St. Edmund's Church, Nelson Road, Whitton
    Twin Towns Celebration
    Richmond upon Thames and Fontainebleau
    Chorale St. Louis Chorale, Director of Music Michelle Lallement
    Whitton Choral Society choirmaster Ian McFarlane
    English and French Music including
    Missa Brevis in D - Josef Gabriel Rheinberger
    with David Henderson - Tenor

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    A report from a French newspaper (in French!)
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    1989

    9th December 1989 7.30pm
    St. Augustine's Church, Hospital Bridge Road, Whitton
    Christmas Concert
    Carols for Choir and Audience
    including:
    Gloria - Poulenc
    Fantasia on Christmas Carols - Vaughan Williams

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    2nd December 1989 7.30pm
    St. Francis', Great West Road, Isleworth
    Christmas Concert
    Carols for Choir and Audience

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    13th May 1989 8pm
    Music by Gounod, Mozart & Buxtehude
    St. Edmund's Church, Nelson Road, Whitton
    Soprano: Katrina McFarlane
    Tenor: Jonathon Herbert
    Bass: Graham Dinnage
    Organ: Philip Booth
    Conductor: Ian McFarlane
    including:
    Te Deum - Mozart
    Jesu, Joy and Treasure - Buxtehude
    Messe Solennelle (St. Cecilia) - Gounod

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    29th April 1989 7.45pm
    St. Stephen's Church, Hounslow
    A Concert for The Church Urban Fund
    including:
    Old hundredth
    My spirit sang all day
    Buxtehude
    Down by the riverside
    All in the April evening
    Zadok the Priest
    All my trials
    I was glad
    The Lord is my Shepherd
    Te Deum
    Rejoice that the Lord has arisen
    Jerusalem

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    24th March 1989 7.30pm
    Whitton Baptist Church, Hounslow Road, Whitton
    Soprano: Katrina McFarlane
    Tenor: David Henderson
    Bass: Graham Dinnage
    Organ: Simon Morley
    Conductor: Ian McFarlane
    including:
    Crucifixion - Stainer
    Excerpts from Messiah - Handel

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    1988

    10th December 1988 7.30pm
    Carols for Choir and Audience
    St. Augustine's Church, Hospital Bridge Road, Whitton
    Conductor: Ian McFarlane
    Organ & Piano: Philip Booth
    Soprano: Katrina McFarlane
    Tenor: David Henderson
      Choir: Fanfare (Gloria in Excelsis Deo) - Shaw
      Choir and Audience: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
      Choir: The Nativity - Thiman (A short Christmas Cantata for soprano and tenor soli, chorus and organ)
      Choir and Audience: Child in a Manger - arr. Rutter
      Choir: Star Carol (Sing this night) - Rutter
      Choir: For Unto us a Child is Born - Handel's Messiah
      Choir and Audience: While Shepherds Watched
      Quartet: I Wonder as I Wander - Rutter
         (Katrina McFarlane, Margaret Warden, David Henderson, Bernard Langham)
      Choir: Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine (Resonet in Laudibus) - Jacob Handl
      Choir: Lullay Lay Lay Lay - Wishart
      Choir: If ye would hear the Angels Sing
      Choir: Away in a Manger - arr. Hugo Cole
      Duet: Dominus Deus - Bach (from the Mass in B minor)
      Choir and Audience: Of the Father's love begotten - Piae Cantiones
      Choir: There is No Rose of Such Virtue - Wishart
      Choir: In the Bleak Midwinter - Darke
         (Soloists Maura Swabey and David Henderson)
      Choir: Jesus Child - Rutter
      Choir: Welcome Yule - Parry
      Choir and Audience: O Come All Ye Faithful - Wade
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    17th January 1988 7.45pm
    BBC Radio 4 Morning Service

    Retrieved from the BBC Radio Times Archive http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/schedules/radio4/fm/1988-01-17:
    9.30: Morning Service from Whitton Baptist Church, Whitton, Twickenham
    led by The Rev Martin E. Smith
    Hymns: Christ triumphant (Mission Praise 28);
    Eternal ruler of the ceaseless round (Baptist Hymn Book 358);
    Majesty (MP 151);
    Let there be love (mp 137);
    There is a redeemer (Songs of Fellowship III 499);
    One there is, above all others (BHB 214);
    Make me a channel of your peace (mp 153)
    Readings: Psalm 15; Matthew 7, w 1-5
    Conductor IAN MCFARLANE Organist MARGARET MOSS

    26th May 1988 7.45pm
    Music by English Composers for Twickenham Week
    St. Edmund's Church, Nelson Road, Whitton
    With soloists from Trinity College of Music
    Conductor: Ian McFarlane

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    1st April 1988 7.30pm
    Music for Good Friday
    Passion - Haydn
    Soloists from Trinity College of Music
    Organ: Geoffrey Bowyer
    Conductor: Ian McFarlane

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    1987

    5th December 1987 7.30pm
    A Christmas Concert
    Carols for Choir and Audience
    St. Augustine's Church, Whitton
    Magnificat - Sammartini
    Piano - Kevin Bradley
    Narrator - Martin Smith
    Conductor - Ian McFarlane

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    13th June 1987
    Supper Party
    Good Friday 17th April 1987 7.15pm
    Whitton Baptist Church, Hounslow Road, Whitton
    St. John Passion - Bach
    Robert Johnston - Tenor   Maurice Bevan - Bass
    Katrina McFarland - Soprano   Bernard Langham - Bass
    Andrea Hazel - Contralto   Maxine Johnson - Cello
    Michael Keen - Harpsichord   Harold Britten - Organ
    Director of Music - Ian McFarlane

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    1986

    6th December 1986 7.30pm
    A Christmas Concert
    Carols for Choir and Audience
    St. Augustine's Church, Whitton
    Gloria - Vivaldi
    Organ - Geoffrey Bowyer
    Conductor - Ian McFarlane

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    Good Friday 28th March 1986 7.30pm
    Whitton Baptist Church, Hounslow Road
    The Saviour - Lloyd Webber
    'Crucified for us' (Crucifixus pro nobis) - Kenneth Leighton
    Soprano - Katrina McFarlane
    Organ - Geoffrey Bowyer
    Tenor - Julien Jensen
    Bass - Bernard Langham
    Conductor - Ian McFarlane

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    1985

    7th December 1985 7.30pm
    A Christmas Concert in aid of
    the Christian Aid Xmas Appeal Fund
    St. Augustine's Church, Hospital Bridge Road, Whitton
    including:
    Messe di Minuit - Charpentier
    Organ - Geoffrey Bowyer
    Conductor - Ian McFarlane

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    11th May 1985
    Supper Party
    Good Friday 5th April 1985 7.30pm
    Whitton Baptist Church, Hounslow Road
    Procession of Palms - Malcolm Williamson
    Story of Calvary - Thomas Adams
    Soprano - Katrina McFarlane
    Baritone - Barry Turner
    Bass - Bernard Langham
    Piano - Kevin Bradley
    Conductor - Ian McFarlane

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    1984

    2nd December 1984 8pm
    Whitton Methodist Church, Percy Road
    A Programme of Songs including:
    Psalm 29 - Elgar
    Chandos Anthem No.8 ('O come let us sing') - Handel
    Tenor - Robert Geary
    Accompanist - Kevin Bradley
    Conductor - Ian McFarlane

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    9th May 1984
    Supper Party
    Good Friday 20th April 1984 7.30pm
    Whitton Baptist Church, Hounslow Road
    The Prince of Peace - Lloyd Webber
    The Darkest Hour - H. Moore
    Soloists:
    Soprano - Maura Swabey
    Tenor - Robert Geary
    Bass - Stephen Gamble
    Accompanist - Kevin Bradley
    Conductor - Ian McFarlane

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    25th February 1984 8pm
    St. Edmund's Church, Nelson Road
    Petite Messe Solennelle - Gioacchinio Rossini
    Soloists:
    Soprano - Jessica Bevan
    Alto - Judith Simmons
    Tenor - Robert Geary
    Bass - Maurice Bevan
    Harmonium - Kevin Bradley
    Conductor - Ian McFarlane

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    1983

    12th November 1983 8pm
    Just Singing
    In aid of the International Red Cross
    St. Augustine's Church, Hospital Bridge Road

    This poster has a mistake:
    Ian McFarlane should be the Choir Master
    and Geoffrey Bowyer the Organist

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    7th May 1983
    Supper Party
    Good Friday 1st April 1983 7.30pm
    Whitton Baptist Church, Hounslow Road
    The St. Luke Passion - J.S. Bach
    Conductor - Ian McFarlane
    Organist - Geoffrey Bowyer
    Soloists:
    Robert Geary (Tenor)
    Stephen Gamble (Bass)

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    1982

    4th December 1982 8pm
    SS Philip and James Church, Hounslow Road, Whitton
    Part proceeds to church restoration fund.
    Requiem Mass in C minor - Cherubini
    Credo - Vivaldi
    Songs of Nature - Dvorak
    Accompanist - Geoffrey Bowyer
    Conductor - Ian McFarlane

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    8th May 1982
    Supper Party
    9th April 1982 7.30pm
    Whitton Baptist Church, Hounslow Road
    A Good Friday Meditation in words and music!
    Accompanist: Celia Ridley
    Conductor - Ian McFarlane

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    1981

    28th November 1981 7.45pm
    St. Edmund's Church Hall, Nelson Road, Whitton
    A Miscellany of Songs
    by the Whitton Choral Society
    Janet Furby - Accompanist
    Ian McFarlane - Conductor

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    Good Friday 17th April 1981 7.30pm
    Whitton Baptist Church, Hounslow Road
    Passion - Haydn (The Seven Words of Our Redeemer on The Cross)
    Presented by the Whitton Choral Society
    Alison Wells - Soprano
    Margaret Hopkins - Contralto
    Robert Geary - Tenor
    Stephen Gamble - Bass
    Geoffrey Bowyer - Organ
    Ian McFarlane - Conductor

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    15th February 1981 8pm
    Methodist Church, Percy Road
    Whitton Choral Society
    A Concert of Choral Music
    Mass in D - Dvorak
    Magnificat - Vivaldi
    Te Deum - Mozart
    Alison Wells - Soprano
    Margaret Hopkins - Alto
    Robert Geary - Tenor
    Jim Morgan - Bass
    Geoffrey Bowyer - Organist
    Ian McFarlane - Director of Music

    Poster for 15th February 1981


    1980

    Good Friday 4th April 1980 7.30pm
    Whitton Baptist Church, Hounslow Road
    Whitton Choral Society
    Passion Music:
    Excerpts from Messiah - Handel
    and Crucifixion - Stainer
    Maurice Bevan - Bass soloist

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    5th January 1980 8pm
    St. Edmund's Church, Nelson Road, Whitton
    English Choral Music
    (The first mention of) Whitton Choral Society
    Jubilate Deo in D - Purcell
    Magnificat - Vaughan Williams
    Fantasia on Christmas Carols - Vaughan Williams
    These things shall be - Ireland
    Accompanist - Geoffrey Bowyer
    Director of Music - Ian McFarlane
    [DER was a television rental company]
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    1979

    Good Friday 13th April 1979 7.30pm
    Whitton Baptist Church, Hounslow Road
    Olivet to Calvary - Maunder
    Jesu, Joy and Treasure - Buxtehude
    Presented by the Whitton Churches Choral Society
    Soloists:
    Roland Sidwell - Tenor
    Stephen Gamble - Bass
    Pamela Phillips - Accompanist
    Ian McFarlane - Director of Music

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    20th January 1979 7.45pm
    St. Augustine's Church, Hospital Bridge Road, Whitton
    Whitton Churches Choral Society
    Beatus Vir - Claudio Monteverdi
    Requiem - Gabriel Faure
    Gloria - Antonio Vivaldi
    Soloists:
    Jessica Bevan
    Tessa Davies
    Jenny Atkinson
    Roland Sidwell
    Organ - Geoffrey Bowyer
    Conductor - Ian McFarlane
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    1978

    21st June 1978 7.30pm
    Richmond Parish Church, Paradise Road, Richmond
    Richmond upon Thames Arts Council
    in association with Richmond Parish Charity Lands
    Choral Festival

    Whitton Churches Choral Society
    Conducted by Ian McFarlane
    The Prince of Peace - Lloyd Webber
    The Lord is My Shepherd - Schubert
    Adjudicators:
    John Amis and Erich Veitheer (should be Vietheer?)
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    1977

    21st December 1977 8pm
    Carol Concert
    In aid of the Mayors Christmas Appeal Fund.
    Whitton Churches Choral Society
    Baptist Church, Hounslow Road, Whitton

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    Good Friday 8th April 1977 7.30pm
    Whitton Baptist Church, Hounslow Road, Whitton
    The Passion of our Lord according to St. Matthew's Gospel - J. S. Bach
    Presented by The Whitton Churches Choral Society
    Roland Sidwell - Tenor
    Stephen Gamble - Bass
    Geoffrey Vince LRAM, ARCM - Organ
    Lea Williams ARCM - Harpsichord
    Ian McFarlane- Director of Music

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    1976

    11th December 1976 8pm
    Petite Messe Solennelle - Gioacchino Rossini
    St. Augustine's Church, Hospital Bridge Road, Whitton
    Whitton Churches Choral Society
    Jessica Bevan - Soprano
    Judith Simmons - Contralto
    Roland Sidwell - Tenor
    Stephen Gamble - Bass
    Lea Williams ARCM - Accompanist
    Ian McFarlane- Director of Music

    Poster for 11th December 1976


    1975

    7th December 1975 7.30pm
    (the year is not absolutely certain)
    St. Edmund's Church, Nelson Road
    Whitton Churches Choral Society
    An abridged version of the Christmas Oratorio - J. S. Bach
    John Tudhope - Tenor
    Lea Williams ARCM - Harpsichord
    Anne Alderson GRSM, ARCM, LRAM - Organ
    Ian McFarlane- Director of Music

    Poster for Christmas Concert probably 1975 (or possibly 1980)


    1974

    Good Friday 12th April 1974 7.30pm
    Whitton Baptist Church, Hounslow Road
    A Sacred Cantata - The Saviour - William Lloyd Webber
    Presented by Whitton Baptist Church Choir
    and The Whitton Churches Choral Society
    Soloists:
    Roy Pleasance - Tenor
    Bernard Langham - Bass
    Celia Cologne - Organ
    Ian McFarlane - Director of Music

    Poster for Good Friday 1974


    1973

    28th February 1973 8pm
    Whitton Methodist Church, Percy Road
    Concert of Choral music by
    Schubert and Grieg
    Directed by Ian McFarlane
    Whitton Churches Choral Society
    Soprano - Jessica Bevan
    Baritone - Bernard Langham
    Tenor - Adrian Cassidy
    Piano - Leah Williams
    Organ - George Taylor

    Poster for 28th February 1973


    1972

    No events known


    1971

    November 1971 - a concert at St. Augustine's Church, Hospital Bridge Road, Whitton
    including "Mass - The Prince of Peace (Missa Princeps Pacis)" by William Lloyd Webber


    1970

    September 1970 - a concert at St. Edmund's Church, Nelson Road, Whitton
    including "Mass - The Prince of Peace (Missa Princeps Pacis)" by William Lloyd Webber


    1969

    No events known


    1968

    Good Friday 12th April 1968 7.30pm
    Whitton Baptist Church, Hounslow Road
    A Sacred Cantata "The Darkest Hour" - Harold Moore
    Presented by the augmented Baptist Church Choir
    assisted by
    Members of the St. Edmunds and St. Augustine's Church Choirs

    Poster for Good Friday almost certainly 1968