A Most Wonderful Christmas Programme

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Westerly Winds & ChoirJam Present:

A Most Wonderful Christmas in aid of St. Peter’s Hospice


Running Order Set One: ChoirJam ChoirJam perform a selection of festive favourites Musical Director: Emma Hutchinson Set Two: Westerly Winds A Most Wonderful Christmas arr. Robert Sheldon All I Want for Christmas is You arr. Larry Kerchner Blackwater Fergal Carroll Fairytale of New York Jeremy Finer & Shane MacGowan arr. Sean O'Loughlin The Nightmare Before Christmas Danny Elfman, arr. Michael Brown A Christmas Mambo David Edmonds, arr. Barrie Hingley Swingle Bells arr. Ted Parsons Holiday Favourites (featuring the Audience) arr. Roger Emerson & Paul Lavender The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (featuring ChoirJam) Eddie Pola & George Wyle, arr. John Moss

There will be a short interval between the sets

Q: what do you call a vicar on a moped? A: Rev.


Westerly Winds Westerly started off as a teaching band in 2013, with the aim of encouraging lifelong learning and participation in music. This year they celebrated their 10th anniversary and tonight’s concert marks part of their ongoing aim to perform in beautiful venues and collaborate with like-minded, fun-loving local talent to produce memorable concerts for their members and audiences. This gig heralds the end of a busy year for the band that has included the appointment of a new MD. They’re delighted to welcome Rog, who has stepped into the role with such energy and enthusiasm and they’re incredibly grateful to him for the huge amount he has done in just a few short months. Westerly rehearses every Wednesday at 7.30pm in Staple Hill. They are always happy to hear from anyone who is interested in joining- particularly if you play a bassoon- so if your New Year's resolution is to get back to making music, why not drop them a line for a chat.

Rog Sansom As well as (mostly) keeping Westerly in check every Wednesday night, Rog teaches in and around Bristol with the West of England Music Alliance (WEMA). He also runs a number of other ensembles including the North Somerset Centre for Young Musicians and SoGYJO (South Gloucestershire Youth Jazz Orchestra). He’s also co-conductor of the South Gloucestershire Youth Wind Band. When he’s not directing bands, Rog is busy performing in them. He is a regular face on the live music circuit, playing in a number of groups including: Mike Hoddinott’s Blues Allstars; the Vintage Funk and Ska Band ‘Traps’; and Latin Boogaloo Group ‘The Shingalings’.

Q: why did the turkey insist on playing percussion? A: it had the drumsticks


Emma Hutchinson Emma is a renowned singer / songwriter and guitarist whose soulful voice has been a favourite amongst musicians and audiences alike. She spent time studying and performing in Los Angeles before returning home where she is a familiar face on the Bristol and South West jazz scene and can be seen performing with an array of prominent players on the circuit. Emma’s philosophy - that music is for EVERYONE - very much chimes with Westerly’s own ethos and they are delighted to be sharing the stage with her illustrious group of Choir Jammers this evening

ChoirJam ChoirJam is a fun and friendly pop choir with groups based in Bristol, Keynsham and Bath. It started life in 2011 and since then has flourished into several thriving groups that get together to rehearse, perform and socialise. In their weekly sessions, the Jammers sing popular hits that cover a huge range of hits from Fleetwood Mac to Paloma Faith and their welcoming, open-to-all approach means that there are no scary auditions, or stuffy attitudes to put you off. They rehearse weekly during term time, with groups running on: Mondays: 7.30 – 9 pm at All Saints United Church, Longwell Green Tuesdays: 7.30 – 9 pm at Marksbury Village Hall (10 mins south of Bath/Keynsham) Wednesdays: 11 am – 12.30 pm in the Victoria Hall at The Key Centre, Keynsham For more information, check out their website at: choirjam.co.uk

Q: why are sopranos so good at Christmas shopping? A: they get all the descant prices.


The Band Flutes Sophie Edgell Tracey Milton-Smith Ruth Piggott Jasmine Sagoo Judy Thomas Rebecca Unwin Liz Wilson Lucy Zambrano

Alto Sax Katharine Alsop Megan Ellis Deb Stephens Vicky Styles

Clarinets Ellie Ager Laurie Appleyard Rhian Drummond Lynne Edwards Sophie England Valerie Flook Douglas Higham Jo Lawrence Glynis Rainey Sharon Reid Ann Roberts

Bass Sax Henry Bromberg Ben Hargreaves

Bass Clarinet Andy Street Izzy Styles

Tenor Sax Jane Foley Eleanor Smith

Trombones Jon Clarke Ben Dean Jo Price Kathryn Walker Jodi Walsh Euphonium / Baritone Horn Suzanne Davies Paul Sawyer Tuba Andy Loveridge

Bass Trumpets / Cornets / Flugelhorn Ken Roberts

Quentin Alsop Peter Atkinson Alison Chard Mandy Rogers Paul Veale Lesley Wood French Horn Lucy Beresford Nicholas Warren Mellophone Candice Evans Q: what do baroque musicians do if they don’t like their presents? A: they hand them Bach

Keys / Percussion Andrew Christie Toby Foster Catherine Herring


Holiday Favourites Let it Snow - instrumental Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer

Frosty the Snowman

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Had a very shiny nose And if you ever saw it You would even say it glows All of the other reindeer Used to laugh and call him names They never let poor Rudolph Join in any reindeer games Then one foggy Christmas Eve Santa came to say "Rudolph, with your nose so bright Won't you guide my sleigh tonight?" Then how the reindeer loved him As they shouted out with glee "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer You'll go down in history You’ll go down in history You’ll go down in history”

Frosty the Snowman Was a jolly happy soul With a corncob pipe and a button nose And two eyes made out of coal Frosty the Snowman Is a fairytale, they say He was made of snow But the children know How he came to life one day There must have been some magic in That old silk hat they found For when they placed it on his head He began to dance around Oh, Frosty, the Snowman Was alive as he could be And the children say He could laugh and play Just the same as you and me

Jingle Bell Rock - instrumental Silver Bells - instrumental

Q: How did Darth Vader know what Luke Skywalker got for Christmas? A: He felt his presents.


Acknowledgements A huge thank you to all who have helped to get this concert up and running tonight. We couldn't do these gigs without all sorts of work and activity going on in the background. We are very grateful to everyone who has taken part, but special thanks goes to: Jo Harper: Events Director, Bristol Grammar School Neil Drummond & Caitlin Drummond: Front of House And of course to you, our wonderful audience for your continued support and encouragement. We wish you all a happy and healthy Christmas and a wonderful New Year

Q: Which athlete is the warmest during winter? A: The long jumper


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