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Sunday 10th December 2006 - 6:30pm Barclays House Choir Musical Director Chairman Manager web site email

James Grocott Evelyn Wade Adrian Purkiss

http://www.bhchoir.co.uk manager@bhchoir.co.uk

with

The St Peter's Orchestra Leader Andrew Foot and

David Beeby - Organ Sarah Rickett - Soprano Felicity Goodman - Alto Conducted by

James Grocott at

St Peter's Parkstone Rector web site

Canon Nigel LLoyd http://www.branksea.demon.co.uk

In association with Barclays Bank Arts Council

Evening of Christmas Music with Carols for all


PROGRAMME Audience Carol ( No.9)

O come, all ye faithful

arr. Willcocks

(Please feel free to stand during the singing of the audience carols)

Choir

Gabr i el ’ sMessage

arr Edgar Pettman

I saw a fair maiden

Peter Warlock

The little road to Bethlehem

Michael Head

Audience Carol ( No.11)

O little town of Bethlehem

arr. Ralph V Williams

Vocal Solo

Sarah Rickett

Choir

Magnificat

Pergolesi

Magnificat Et misericordia Deposuit potentes Suscepit Israel Sicut Locutus Est Sicut Erat Soloists

Sarah Rickett Felicity Goodman Tim Gibson Neil Cullum

Audience Carol ( No.17)

Unto us is born a Son

INTERVAL

arr. Willcocks


Audience Carol (No.4)

God rest you merry, gentlemen

arr. Willcocks

Choir

In Dulci Jubilo

arr. John Rutter

Sans Day Carol

arr. John Rutter

Away in a Manger

arr. John Rutter

Audience Carol (No.5)

Good King Wenceslas

arr. Willcocks

Vocal Solo

Felicity Goodman

Choir

Jingle Bells

arr. David Willcocks

Orchestra

Sleigh Ride

Leroy Anderson

Choir

A Christmas Fantasy

Gordon Langford

Audience Carol (No.6)

Hark! the herald angels sing

Mendelssohn desc. Willcocks

This concert is given by kind permission of the Rector and churchwardens


Barclays House Choir Sopranos Jill Bickley Deborah Cooke Juliet Dodarell Thelma Doody Margaret Dore Sylvia Elkins

Anne Hitchcoe Jo Hollis Jo Hooper Marilyn Jones Mary Norrish

Ruth Paramor Marian Pearce Noreen Price Brenda Schofield Marian Starkey

Sally Stedman Sue Verrall Joan Willis Nina Woods Jenny Wright

Altos Pat Baker Pauline Bickerton Gillian Blake Isabel Broom Pam Brown Joy Chiari

Maureen Clark Molly Edwards Sally Elliot Marion Fuge Jill Goreham Helen Hall

Joan Haskins Yo Lane Beryl Lenham Isabel McConville Nita Parke

Hazel Potter Michelle Smyth Vickie Thomas Evelyn Wade Hilary Warner

Tenors Tony Benson Dave Cooke

Keith Hollis Eric Lenham

Roger Owen Adrian Purkiss

Paul Thomas

Basses Roy Birch Geoff Dale Tony Gatward

Ted Greenway Tony Hartle Graham Hawkins

Dick Keslake John Milligan

Noel Skerman

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 70 members drawn from many occupations. Under the musical direction of James Grocott, who has led the choir for the last 29 years, the group has 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. Most of the choir's concerts also involve the 38 strong St Peter's Orchestra, whose support is always very much appreciated. The choir receives the financial support of the Barclays Bank Arts Council, and all concerts are given with their support. The choi r wi l lbe si ngi ng i n Sout hwar k Cat hedr alat t he bank ’ s Car olSer v i ce on Monday , 18th December at midday. This event is open to all. If you wish to discuss any aspect relating to the choir, please speak to James Grocott (Musical Director) or Evelyn Wade (Chairman).


2006 BHC Christmas Concert Programme