Saturday 26th May 2012 7:30pm In celebration of the
Barclays House Choir Musical Director Chairman web site email
James Eaton Dave Cooke
Queenâ€™ sDi amond Jubilee
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The St Peter's Orchestra Leader Andrew Foot
The Choir of St Michael and All Angels, Southampton Christopher Betts Treble - Christchurch Priory
Winston Leese - Trumpet with
David Beeby - Organ Conducted by
James Eaton at
St Peter's, Parkstone Rector - Reverend Canon Nigel LLoyd
In association with
Music from the 1953 Coronation In the presence of Her Worshipful the Mayor of Poole and Consort, Cllr Mrs Carol Evans and Mr Bryan Evans Together with Mr Alan Frost DL. Deputy Lieutenant of Dorset and Mrs Valerie Frost Programme 50p
Barclays House Choir James Eaton - Musical Director Tonight sees the first concert conducted by James Eaton our new musical director.
James Eaton has been involved in church music since the age of 12, when he first played the single manual organ of his local parish church, near Norwich. He went to university as a first study trumpeter, but quickly changed his allegiances, becoming university organ scholar & accompanist to several university choirs. On graduation he became organ scholar at Rochester Cathedral for two years before being invited to spend a third year there acting as Assistant Director of Music. Subsequent appointments included posts as Sub-organist andDi r ect oroft heGi r l s’Choi ratLeedsPar i shChur ch( underDrSi monLi ndl ey )and Assistant Organist at Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral. In 2006 James completed a PGCE in secondary music at the University of Southampton and was appointed music teacher at The Romsey School. Whilst there, he became closely involved with the music at Romsey Abbey, teaching many of the choristers at the school and singing bass in the abbey choir. He was later appointed Assistant Organist at the abbey, which he held for two years in combination with his full time teaching posts. In October 2007 James was appointed Head of Music at The Petersfield School, a state school with a specialism in the performing arts. He is widely credited with turning around t heschool ’ sf ai l i ngmusi cdepar t ment ,whi cht odayboast sr ecor dr ecr ui t mentnumber sat Key Stage 4, has 18 weekly extra-curricular groups and gives some 28 public performances per year. James has toured extensively as an accompanist and soloist, playing in many notable cathedrals in the UK and touring France, Germany, Belgium, Holland and Denmark. He has been broadcast on BBC radio and television, performed for Her Majesty The Queen, and in 2002gavet hewor l dpr emi er eofawor kbyt heMast eroft heQueen’ sMusi c,Si rPet er Maxwell Davies. James assumed the leadership of Barclays House Choir in January this year following the retirement of James Grocott. He is also the Organist and Choirmaster of St Michael and all Angels, Southampton.
Music from The Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II The Entry of the Queen into Westminster Abbey I was glad
Sir Charles Hubert Parry
The Recognition (The Archbishop presents the Queen to the congregation) 13
The Oath (The Queen stands before the Archbishop, who administers the oath) The Communion Service Introit: Behold, O God our defender Reading: The Epistle (1 Peter 2.13-17) Psalm: Let my prayer come up into thy presence The Creed (from Mass in G minor) Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire
Herbert Howells Sir William Harris Ralph Vaughan Williams arr. Sir Ernest Bullock
(The Anointing) Zadok the Priest 23 Nimrod (from Enigma Variations) 3 All people that on earth do dwell
George Frederick Handel Sir Edward Elgar arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams INTERVAL
The Crowning 3 March: Crown Imperial
Sir William Walton (The Crowning)
Be strong and of good courage
Sir George Dyson
The Homage (The Homage of Prince Philip and the Dukes, Earls and Peers) Rejoice in the Lord alway O Lord our Governor Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace The Eucharist Prayer: The Eucharistic Prayer Sanctus (from Mass in G minor) O Taste and See 3
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4 in G
Attributed to John Redford Healey Willan Samuel Sebastian Wesley
Ralph Vaughan Williams Ralph Vaughan Williams Sir Edward Elgar
The Blessing (The blessing and procession) Gloria 1 2 3
Sir Charles Villiers Stanford
Trumpet Solo performed by Winston Leese Organ Solo performed by James Eaton.
These pieces were in a different position in the actual coronation service (e.g. orchestral pieces before or after the service) and has been moved for programming purposes.
Programme Notes and Detail I Was Glad (1902) Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848 - 1918) Wr i t t enf ort heCor onat i onofEdwar dVI I ,nor mal l yper f or medwi t houtt he“ Vi vat ’ s” ,t oni ght ' sper f or manc e f eat ur est hem i nt hef or matusedatt heCor onat i on.Vi vatmeani ng“ Longl i ve”
I was glad when they said unto me : We will go into the house of the Lord. Our feet shall stand in thy gates : O Jerusalem. Jerusalem is built as a city : that is at unity in itself. Vivat Regina. Vivat Regina Elizabetha. O pray for the peace of Jerusalem : they shall prosper that love thee. Peace be within thy walls : and plenteousness within thy palaces.
“TheRecogni t i on” Trumpet Tune Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695) Played by the Winston Leese (Trumpet) with David Beeby (Organ)
“ TheOat h” The Communion Service The Introit - Behold, O God our Defender (1953) Herbert Howells (1892 - 1983) Written specifically for the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1953
Sung by the Choir of St Michaels and all Angels Behold, O God, our defender, And look upon the face of Thine anointed. For one day in thy courts is better than a thousand
Reading The Epistle (1 Peter 2,13-17) Read by Canon Nigel LLoyd
The Gradual - Let My Prayer Come Up Into Thy Presence (1953) William H. Harris (1883 - 1973) Written specifically for the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1953
Let my prayer Come up into Thy presence, And let the lifting up of my hands Be as an evening sacrifice Alleluia
The Creed From Communion Service in G Minor () Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958) adapted Maurice Jacobson Written in 1923 by Ralph Vaughan Williams as part of the Communion Service in G it was adapted for Anglican use by Maurice Jacobson.
I believe in one God, The Father Almighty Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible: And in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by Whom all things were made; Who for us men and for our salvation came down from Heaven. and was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, and was made man: He was also crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried: And the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures: And ascended into Heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father: And He shall come again, with glory, to judge both the living and the dead: Whose Kingdom there shall have no end; And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord, and Giver of Life, Who proceedeth from the Father and the Son Who, with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified, Who spake by the Prophets. And I believe in One, Catholic, and Apostolic Church, I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins. And I look for the Resurrection of the Dead: And the Life of the world to come. Amen.
Come Holy Ghost Traditional VIII Mode Melody Revised by Ernest Bullock (1890 -1979) Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire, and lighten with celestial fire. Thou the anointing Spirit art, who dost thy sevenfold gifts impart. Thy blessed unction from above is comfort, life, and fire of love. Enable with perpetual light the dullness of our blinded sight. Anoint and cheer our soiled face with the abundance of thy grace. Keep far from foes, give peace at home: where thou art guide, no ill can come. Teach us to know the Father, Son, and thee, of both, to be but One, that through the ages all along, this may be our endless song: Praise to thy eternal merit, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
“ TheAnoi nt i ng” Zadok the Priest (1727) George Frederick Handel (1685 - 1759) Zadok the Priest (HWV 258) is a coronation anthem composed by George Frederick Handel using texts from the King James Bible. It is one of the four Coronation Anthems that Handel composed for the coronation of George II of Great Britain in 1727 and has been sung at every subsequent British coronation service. It is traditionally performed during the sovereign's anointing.
Zadok the Priest, and Nathan the Prophet anointed Solomon King. And all the people rejoiced, and said: God save the King! Long live the King! May the King live for ever, Amen, Allelujah.
Nimrod (1899) Sir Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934) One of the most iconic pieces of English music. Synonymous with remembrance services but also forming part of t hepr el i mi nar ymusi ct ot heCor onat i on.I nor i gi n,var i at i on9ofEl gar ’ sEni gmaVar i at i ons.
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Old Hundredth Arranged Ralph Vaughan Williams OM (1872 - 1958) The ashes of Ralph Vaughan Williams, eminent British composer, and his second wife Ursula are buried in the north choir aisle of Westminster Abbey, near the graves of Herbert Howells and Charles Villiers Stanford. He arranged the setting of the hymn All people that on earth do dwell for the 1953 coronation this being the first occasion on which a congregational hymn had been sung at a coronation although tonight it is performed as a Choir and Orchestra piece only.
All people that on earth do dwell, Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice. Him serve with fear, His praise forth tell; Come ye before Him and rejoice. The Lord, ye know, is God indeed; Without our aid He did us make; We are His folk, He doth us feed, And for His sheep He doth us take. O enter then His gates with praise; Approach with joy His courts unto; Praise, laud, and bless His Name always, For it is seemly so to do. For why? the Lord our God is good; His mercy is for ever sure; His truth at all times firmly stood, And shall from age to age endure. To Father, Son and Holy Ghost, The God Whom Heaven and earth adore, From men and from the angel host Be praise and glory evermore.
Crown Imperial (1937 revised 1953) Sir William Walton (1902 - 1983) Crown Imperial is an orchestral march by the English composer William Walton. It was first performed at the coronation of King George VI in 1937, and substantially revised in 1953. Walton composed the march originally for performance at the coronation of King Edward VIII, which was scheduled for 12 May 1937. However, Edward abdicated in 1936. The coronation was held on the scheduled day, with Edward's brother George VI being crowned instead
“TheCr owni ng” Confortare: Be strong and of good courage (1953) Sir George Dyson KCVO (1883-1964) Sir George Dyson was a well-known English musician and composer. He was born in Halifax, Yorkshire on 28 May 1883 and died in Winchester 28 September 1964. This work was commissioned for the Coronation. Be strong, be strong and of good courage Keep the commandments of the Lord And walk, and walk in his ways In his ways
“ TheHomage” Rejoice in the Lord alway Attrib: John Redford (died 1547) John Redford was a major English composer and organist of the Tudor period. From about 1525 he was organist at St Paul's Cathedral and choirmaster there from 1534. Sung by the Choir of St Michaels and all Angels Rejoice in the Lord alway, and again I say rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is e'en at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing but in all prayer and supplication let your petitions be manifest unto God with giving of thanks And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesu.
O Lord, our Governor (1952) Healey Willan CC (1880-1968) Healey Willan, CC was an Anglo-Canadian organist and composer. He composed more than 800 works including operas, symphonies, chamber music, a concerto, and pieces for band, orchestra, organ, and piano. He was commissioned, as a Canadian, to write this work for the Coronation service. He became a Companion Order of Canada in 1967. O Lord our Governor How excellent is Thy name in all the world! Behold, O God our defender: And look upon the face of thine Anointed. O hold though up her goings in thy paths:
That her footsteps slip not. Grant the Queen a long life: And make her glad with the joy of thy countenance. Save, Lord, and hear us, O King of Heaven: When we call upon thee. Amen
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-1876) Samuel Wesley was an English organist and composer in the late Georgian period. Wesley was a contemporary of Mozart and was called by some "the English Mozart." Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee. The darkness is no darkness with Thee, but the night is as clear as the day. The darkness and the light to Thee are both alike. God is light and with Him is no darkness at all. Oh let my soul live and it shall praise Thee. For Thine is the Kingdom, the power and the glory, for evermore.
“TheEuchar i st ” Sanctus (1921) Ralph Vaughan Williams OM (1872 - 1958) Wr i t t enaspar tofVaughanWi l l i ams’ Massi nG Mi nori n1921andf i r stper f or medbyt heCi t yof Birmingham Choir in the following year. Holy, holy, holy Lord God of hosts, Heaven and earth are full of the majesty of thy glory. Glory be to thee, O Lord most high Amen
O Taste and See (1953) Ralph Vaughan Williams OM (1872 - 1958) Written specifically for the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 it takes the form of a motet setting of Psalm 34 verse 8. O taste and see how gracious the Lord is: Blest is the man that trusteth in him.
Pomp and Circumstance March No 4 in G (1907) Sir Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934) This was used as additional orchestral music after the Coronation together with the Pomp and Circumstance March Number 1 and the Coronation March by Arnold Bax.
“ TheBl essi ng” Gloria in Excelsis() Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852 - 1924) Written for the Coronation of George V in 1911, repeated for George V1 in 1937 and again in 1953. Stanford, born Dublin, composed about 200 works, including seven symphonies, about 40 choral works, nine operas, 11 concertos and 28 chamber works, as well as songs, piano pieces, incidental music, and organ works. He suppressed most of his earliest compositions; the earliest of works that he chose to include in his catalogue date from 1875.
Glory be to God on high, And on earth peace, goodwill to all men. We praise Thee We bless Thee We worship Thee We glorify Thee We give thanks to thee For Thy great glory O Lord God, heavenly King. God the Father Almighty O Lord, the only begotten Son Jesu Christ O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, That takest away the sins of the world, Have mercy upon us. That takest away the sins of the world, Receive our prayer Thou that sitest at the right hand of God the Father, Have mercy upon us. For Thou, Thou only art holy Thou, Thou only art the Lord Thou only, O Christ With the holy Ghost art most high In the glory of God, art most high In the glory of God the Father Amen
The End of the Concert Please stand for Fanfare and National Anthem Arrangement Gordon Jacob (1895-1984) The National Anthem is arguably attributed to Thomas Arne (1710-1778), although scholars also mention similarities in the works of John Bull, Henry Purcell and George Frederick Handel. This arrangement written especially for the Coronation by Gordon Jacob forms the basis of that which is performed at most National Ceremonial events since. Please join with us on the second verse. FANFARE (Choir only) God save our gracious Queen, Long live our noble Queen, God save the Queen: Send her victorious, Happy and glorious, Long to reign over us: God- save the Queen. (All) Thy choicest gifts in store, On her be pleased to pour; Long may she reign: May she de-fend our laws, And ever give us cause To sing with heart and voice God save the Queen
Please remain standing for the exit of our Special Guests
Toni ght â€™ sGuestPer f or mer s Christopher Betts - Treble Soloist Christopher Betts is Deputy Head Chorister in the choir of Christchurch Priory. He is 12 years old and a pupil at Highcliffe School. As well as singing, Christopher learns the Piano and is also a keen swimmer, rower and rugby player.
St Michael and all Angels, Southampton, Senior Church Choir St. Michael's has long enjoyed a strong choral tradition, which continues to the present day. The main choir is an all-age choir which sings the standard 'cathedral repertoire'. It supports the worship at the Sunday morning Eucharist and sings Choral Evensong twice a month. The choir regularly sings at both Winchester Cathedral and Chichester Cathedral to cover whilst the respective cathedral choirs are on holiday. It also travels further afield each August for a longer residence at a cathedral.
Winston Leese Winston Leese joined a brass band at the age of 6 in North Staffordshire. He graduated in piano and trumpet then taught trumpet at the Royal Northern College of Music Junior Department before accepting a full time post as Senior Brass Teacher for the East Riding of Yor k shi r e.Hej oi nedt heDâ€™ Oyl yCarte Opera Orchestra in 1980 and later worked on several West End shows including three years with Ballet Rambert. He has been based in Dorset since 1985 teaching and playing regularly. For the past 12 years has been producing plays at the Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne.
Barclays House Choir Sopranos Christine Arnold Debbie Cooke Thelma Doody Sylvia Elkins Ann Hitchcoe Jo Hollis
Jo Hooper Marilyn Jones Sarah King Judith Lancaster Margaret Lewis
Mary Norrish Ruth Paramor Marian Pearce Pam Spencer Hilary Spillard
Marian Starkey Sally Stedman Sally Tagg Sue Verrall Joan Willis
Altos Pat Baker Gillian Blake Isabel Broom Pam Brown Peggy Brown
Joy Chiari Daphne Earl Sally Elliot Marion Fuge Jill Goreham
Joan Hawkins Isabel McConville Diana Peel Julie Prentice Michele Smyth
Vickie Thomas Evelyn Wade Hilary Warner Marian White Yvonne Young
Tenors Tony Benson Adrian Butement
Dave Cooke Keith Hollis
Basses Roy Birch Tony Gatward
Ted Greenway Tony Hartle
Dick Keslake Noel Skerman
Orchestra Violins - Andrew Foot (Leader), Piotr Kopec, Martin Briggs, Barbara Hooper, Sandra Parsons, Cathy Beeby, Kathy Bocking, Helen Harris, Violas - Graham Hancock, Marian Criscuolo, Martin Tomkins, Michael Oliver Cellos - Christina Leigh, Valarie Seager, Mary Hindle Bass - Richard Woodall Flutes - Roz Trubger, Sophie Smith Oboes - Hilary Tointon Clarinets - Gwenda Malpass, Dugald Clark Bassoons - Alison Markwick Horns - Ieuan Davis, Ann Thornton Trumpets - Winston Leese, Kevin Penfold, Jack Coward Trombones - Colin Francis, Bobi Francis, Rob Priestly Tuba - Jonathan Hodgetts Percussion - Dan Priest, Naomi Bicker, James Wright, Will Alwood
Organ David Beeby
St Michael and All Angels (Southampton) - Senior Choir Soprano - Katy Adams, Lucy Anderson, Katie Ball, Lou Harper, Abi Leigh, Chihiro Mizuta Alto - Georgie Biltcliffe, Helen Carmichael, Sarah Still Tenor - Peter Balkwill, Andy Carmichael, Graham Kidd Bass - Rod Anderson Programme production, lighting, sound and video by WAVP Limited
Barclays House Choir Barclays House Choir, originally named Barclays House Sports and Social Club Musical Society, was founded following the completion of the new Head Office of Barclays International in Poole, Dorset. The first rehearsal was held on 5 October 1976, when ten singers met to rehearse for a planned Christmas Concert. Numbers grew and 21 finally took part in the concert held in Barclays House. Since that time membership has widened and now consists of about 50 members drawn from many occupations. Under the musical direction of James Grocott for 34 years until 2011, the group performed many of the major choral works including Handel's Messiah, Haydn's Creation, Vivaldi's Gloria and Brahms's Requiem, as well as more modern compositions such as Rutter's Magnificat. Now under the Musical Directorship of James Eaton the choir are looking forward to the future. However we are always on the lookout for new singers and if your are interested please contact us. No auditions are required. 2011 saw a first for the choir when in February they welcomed a mixed choir from Poole's twin town of Cherbourg and made a return trip to France. Most of the choir's concerts also involve the 30 strong St Peter's Orchestra, whose support is always very much appreciated. If you wish to discuss any aspect relating to the choir please speak to James Eaton (Musical Director), David Cooke (Chairman), Sylvia Elkins (Secretary), or Adrian Purkiss (Treasurer) or visit our website www.bhchoir.org.uk where you may also contact us.
Barclays House Choir Spring Concert 2012 Programme