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Repertoire

Our repertoire is consistently varied, offering musical challenges to the singers as they have to move from one style to another throughout a programme, but also constantly giving our listeners new sound experiences.

The music covers many centuries, from the Medieval to the contemporary, with and without accompaniment, and in styles we range from 'classical' through folk, popular, jazz, madrigal and sacred. Serendipity: the choir is now commissioning local composers to write works specifically for us.

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 'A Christmas Gift' Concert

December 2016

Fanfare and March on “Gloria!”     Drennan
Joy to the World Handel arr.Lawson
Christ Has Come Hommerding
Jabula Jesu   Zulu folksong arr.Hatfield
Love Divine    Goodall
The Boundary Rider Wesley-Smith
Sleigh Bells     Ukrainian folk tune arr.Rentz
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas     Martin & Blane arr.Clipsham
Jolly Old Saint Nick!  trad. arr.Billingsley
In Dulci Jubilo trad.German tune arr.Pearsall
Look up, Sweet Babe   Mackay
Sing We With Gladness   based on “Wanton” by Holborne arr.Snyder
Cantate Domino Elberdin
Stille Nacht    Gruber arr.Carter
Throw Open Your Shutters! Bernon
Gotta Whisper, Gotta Shout Johnson
Jingle Bells     

old folk tune arr.Charles


'Royal Connections' Concert

May 2016

Above All Praise and All Majesty           Mendelssohn
Don’t Get Around Much Any More Duke Ellington
The Skye Boat Song  Scottish trad.arr.Chilcott
Circle of Life (from ‘The Lion King’)     John/Snyder/Clipsham
It Don’t Mean a Thing Ellington arr.Clipsham
Brave Souls (from ‘King Arthur’) Purcell
The Great Pretender  Ram arr.Clipsham
Through the Eyes of Love (from ‘Ice Castles’) Hamlisch/Marzuki/Clipsham
Killer Queen   Mercury
I Was Glad C.Hubert H.Parry
Ascot Gavotte (from ‘My Fair Lady’)    Loewe
Castle On a Cloud (from ‘Les Misérables’)     Schönberg
Down Among the Dead Men    att.Purcell arr.Vaughan Williams
Hear the Voice and Prayer     Tallis
Sing a Song of Sixpence Diack (with apologies to Handel) arr.Clipsham
Le Baylère      trad.French (from the Auvergne) arr.Richards
Anthem (from ‘Chess’)

Andersson/Rice/Ulvaeus arr.Purifoy

Zadok the Priest Handel

 


 

'A Choral Bucket List' Concert

December 2015

Va Pensiero (from ‘Nabucco’)           Verdi
Aria     Bach arr.Astor
Java Jive Oakland
A Whiter Shade of Pale Brooker Reid & Fisher arr.Swingle/Tillinghurst
Requiem Aeternam    Elgar arr.Hill
Dancing Queen Andersson & Ulvaeus arr.Funk
Gloria  Vivaldi
Domine Fili Unigenite Vivaldi
Sure On This Shining Night  Barber
Bring Him Home Schönberg
Oh Happy Day Schmutte
Ubi Caritas     Durufle
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes      Kern arr.Blackwell
O Fortuna       Orff
Londonderry Air trad. arr.Chilcott
Rockin’ Jerusalem Thomas
Stairway to Heaven Page arr. Cleave/RAC
Bohemian Rhapsody  Mercury
Ave Verum Corpus    Mozart
The Time Warp O’Brien arr.RAC


'As Time Goes By' Concert

May 2015

 

As Time Goes By 
Hupfeld arr.Raycroft
Railroad  
American folk song arr.Schram
Skimbleshanks from “Cats”    
Lloyd-Webber arr.Arch/Clipsham
Autumn Leaves   

Kosma arr.Carter

Fyer, Fyer

Morley

Blow, Blow 
Rutter 
Walk a Mile
Choplin arr.Hayes
A Thanksgiving Flourish
Paige & Angerman (on ‘Lancashire’)
Hotaru Koi 
Japanese folk song arr.Ogaru/Clipsham
Magnificent Horses 
Mongolian folksong arr.Nan Hong Nien
Soldiers of the Queen
Stuart arr.Clipsham
Bundy Fantastic   

Gore arr. Lojeski/Clipsham Words - Ken Ferrier

Loch Lomond
Scottish traditional arr.Overton
The Australian Sunrise
Hutchens
To Everything There Is a Season 
Davis
Blackbird
Lennon & McCartney arr.Runswick
The Bicycle
Walker
I Dream a World
Thomas
We Rise Again  
Dubinsky

 


 

'Come Celebrate' Concert

December 2014

Fanfare and March on “Gloria” Drennan
Oikan Ayns
Bethlehem Manx carol - Singh
Jabula Jesu Zulu folksong arr.Hatfield
Morning Song for the Christ Child Sculthorpe
A Child Is Born in Bethlehem Stopford
The Silver Stars Australian carol - James
The Three Drovers Australian carol - James
The Three Kings Cornelius arr.Atkins
Ain’t That Good News trad. spiritual arr.Hogan
Hallelujah!  Händel
Ubi Caritas Duruflé
Cantemos Venezualan carol arr.Porterfield
Good Day, Sir Cristemas Carter
Cantique de Jean Raçine Fauré ed.Rutter
Sleigh Bells Ukrainian folksong arr.Rentz
Lully, Lulla, Lullay Stopford
Hanerot Halalu trad.Hanukkah song arr.Mayo
Pat-a-Pan Salsa trad.Burgundian carol arr.Fettke & Grassi

 


 

'Believe It Or Not' Concert

May 2014

Believe It Or Not (from:The Greatest American Hero)
Post arr.Clipsham
The Impossible Dream (from:Man of La Mancha) Leigh arr.Frank
Dry Bones trad. spiritual arr.Hayes
The Teddy Bears’ Picnic Bratton arr.Carter
The Cloud-capp’d Towers R.Vaughan-Williams
Make Believe (from:Showboat) Kern/Stickles arr.Clipsham
Mr Mistoffelees (from: Cats) Lloyd-Webber arr.Arch/Clipsham
Can You Read My Mind? (from:Superman) Williams arr.Billingsley
Jerusalem C.Hubert H.Parry
Extracts from ‘Dido and Aeneas’  Purcell
 a. “Wayward sisters”
 b. “Destruction’s our delight”
c. “But ere we this perform”
 d. “In our deep-vaulted cell”
 e. “The Queen of Carthage”
 f. “Ho, ho, ho”
Bohemian Rhapsody  Mercury arr.Brymer 
Stranger in Paradise (from:Kismet)  Wright and Forrest after Borodin
The Ballad of Sweeney Todd (from:Sweeney Todd) Sondheim arr.Beck
Wynken, Blynken and Nod Schultz
I’m a Train Hammond & Hazelwood arr.Knight
I Dreamed a Dream (from:Les Misérables) Schőnberg arr.Lawson
Jabberwocky Pottle

 


 

'Festive Fare' Concert

December 2013

Ave Maria Head
Banquet Fugue Rutter
Chestnuts Roasting aka A Christmas Song Torme/Wells arr. Snyder/Higgins
Es ist ein Ros  Praetorius
Goin’ Up to Glory  Thomas
Good Ale  Rutter
Great Day  Trad. arr. Kaufmann
Heavens are telling, the  Haydn
Holly and the Ivy, the  Trad. arr. Jacques
Hativka (the Hope)  Trad. arr. Leavitt
I Was Glad  Parry
I’m gonna sing ‘til the Spirit  Hogan
Oh, Happy day  medley arr. Schmutte
Ride the Chariot  Trad. arr. Smith   
Rockin’ Jerusalem  Thomas
Scarborough Fair  Trad. arr. Walker
Strawberry Fields Forever  Lennon/McCartney arr. Gray/Clipsham
We Sing and Dance in Africa  Robinson
Zadok the Priest  Handel

 


'Chansons d'Amour' Concert

June 2013

“Twelfth Night”, Act 1 Scene 1
Shakespeare
Through the Eyes of Love  
Hamlisch/Marzuki/Clipsham
Bonjour mon Coeur   * 
Orlando di Lasso
“That Man”   
Bobbi Sykes
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Russell & Ellington arr.Brymer
Since First I Saw Your Face  
attrib.Thomas Ford
Londonderry Air
trad.Irish arr.Chilcott
“Sonnet XLIII” from The Portuguese 
Elizabeth Barrett-Browning
When David Heard  
Tomkins
Shenandoah arr.Spevacek
Money, Money/Summer Nights 
ABBA/“Grease” arr.Clipsham
“Thoughts of a Late Night Knitter” 
Pam Ayres
Non, je ne regrette rien   *  

Dumont arr.Clipshamsoloist: Kerith Fowles 

A Red, Red Rose Crocker
Erev Shel Shoshanim   *
Hadar arr.Klebanow
“Song of Songs, 2:3-13”  
Solomon(?)
Lasciatemi Morire    *   
Monteverdi
It Was a Lover and His Lass
Morley
Dance on My Heart 
Keopke arr.Clipsham
“The Owl and the Pussycat”   
Lear
The Goslings 
 F.Bridge
Chanson d’Amour 
Shanklin arr.Becker/Clipsham

 


'Make We Merry' Concert

December 2012

Britten Procession
Britten Wolcum Yole!
Stopford A Child Is Born in Bethlehem
Mochnik arr.Clipsham A Song to Sing
arr.Simeone/Fowles Do You Hear What I Hear?
arr.Wilberg/Fowles Fum Fum Fum - Catalonia
Hairston arr.Lojeski Mary’s Little Boy Child
arr.Porterfield A La Nanita Nana - Spain
Rutter Hay Ay!
Blane arr.Clipsham Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Leavitt Ose Shalom - Hebrew
Carter Good Day, Sir Cristemas
anon. Mary Had a Baby - spiritual
arr.Hogan Let the Heaven Light Shine on Me
East How Merrily We Live
Rutter Angels’ Carol
Scott Make We Merry
Osma arr.Fowles The Song of the Birds – Catalonia
arr.Fettke & Grassi Pat-a-Pan Salsa – Burgundy

'It Takes Two' Concert

May 2012

Fanshawe The Lord’s Prayer
Youmans arr.Gritton Tea for Two
G. & I. Gershwin arr.Brymer I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise
Scotto & Koeger J’ai deux Amours
Handley Second Hand Rose
Schubert The 23rd Psalm
Argentine folk arr.Escalda Manchai Puito
English traditional arr.Carter Two for the Price of One
spiritual arr.Arch/Clipsham Goin’ Up
Handl (Gallus) Pater Noster
Goodall The Lord Is My Shepherd
Oakland arr.Shaw Java Jive
Gilbert & Sullivan The Cachuca  (Gondoliers)
Gilbert & Sullivan The Sun Whose Rays Are All Ablaze (Mikado)
Gilbert & Sullivan Poor Wandering One (Pirates of Penzance)
di Lasso Jubilate Deo
Crocker Jubilate Deo
Rodgers & Hammerstein arr.Fowles Something Wonderful
traditional work song - Thomas Going Up to Glory


'Night and Day' Concert

December 2011

English folk arr.Larkin Early One Morning
Alfvén Aftonen (Evening)
spiritual arr. Averre My Lord, What a Morning
Swann Hail, Gladdening Light
Miller arr. Oehm Moonlight Serenade
Burgie & Attaway arr. Billingsley Day-O
Porter arr. O’Neill In the Still of the Night
Lloyd-Webber arr. Cullen Memory from ‘Cats’
Arlen arr. Clipsham Blues in the Night
Spiritual arr. Moore Great Day!
Porter arr. Carter Night and Day
David arr. Knight You Are the New Day
Barber Sure On This Shining Night
Althouse El Ritmo de la Noche
Schultz Wynken, Blynken and Nod
Gruber arr. Carter Stille Nacht
English carol arr. Rutter The Twelve Days of Christmas
Bernstein Tonight from ‘West Side Story’

 


Flights of Fancy Concert

May 2011

Porter arr.Blackwell Let’s Do It
Newfoundland folk arr.Strommen        
She’s Like the Swallow
Byrd This Sweet and Merry Month
Byrd Ave Verum Corpus
Janequin Le Chant des Oiseaux
Argentine folk arr.Escalda Manchai Puito
Bartlet Of All the Birds
Mendelssohn Die Nachtigall
Goodwin arr.Arch Those Magnificent Men
Luboff arr.Frank Yellow Bird
Lennon & McCartney Blackbird
Sherwin arr.Billingsley A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square        
Byrd Sing Joyfully
Butler In the Woods
Nova Scotian folk arr.Goetz The Old Carrion Crow
Josquin de Prez El Grillo
Chilcott The Goose and the Swan
Strommen Wings

 


Sing Noël Concert

December 2010

trad. African arr.Johnson/RAC
African Noël
Sir C Hubert H Parry
Welcome, Yule!
trad. Catalonian arr.Brazzola
Cold December’s Winds
Scott arr.KAF
Make We Merry
Stopford arr.KAF
A Child Is Born In Bethlehem
Stainer
How Beautiful Upon the Mountains
Rutter arr.KAF
Hay, Ay
15th century arr.Shaw Coventry Carol
Britten
a) As Dew In Aprille
  b) This Little Babe
arr.Charles
Jingle Bells
Old German arr.Pearsall
In Dulci Jubilo
Rutter arr.KAF
Shepherd’s Pipe Carol
Gruber arr.Chilcott/RAC
Stille Nacht
Leavitt arr.KAF
Hodie!
Rutter arr.KAF
Carol of the Children
trad. English arr.Lojeski
I Saw Three Ships
Catalonian carol arr. Wilberg/KAF
Fum, Fum, Fum
Jolly arr.RAC
Rise and Shine

 


Shall We Dance Concert

September 2010

Copland arr. Fine Ching-a-Ring-Chaw
Gershwin arr. Clipsham I Got Rhythm
Turner Tequila Samba
Koepke arr. Clipsham Dance on My Heart
ABBA arr. Funk Dancing Queen
Porter arr. Carter Begin the Beguine
Ravenscroft A Round of Three Country Dances
Schubert Der Tanz
Molloy arr. Rowley The Kerry Dance
Offenbach arr. Eschliman Can-Can
Bach arr. Swingle Bourrée
Ager arr. Shaw Happy Feet
English trad. arr. Chilcott My Dancing Day
Hassler Tanzen und Springen
Wesley-Smith A Caterpillar of Society
Trad. arr. Snowdon Dance to Your Daddy
arr. Schmutte Oh, Happy Day – a Medley
O’Brien arr. Clipsham The Time Warp

 


Times Past Concert

March 2010

Finzi
My Spirit Sang All Day
Lennon & McCartney Yesterday
Hammond & Hazelwood I’m a Train
Jacobson & Emerson In Flanders’ Fields
arr.Leck Tshotsholoza from ‘South African Suite’
arr.Leck Siyahamba from ‘South African Suite’
arr.Luboff Deep River
Spiritual arr.Hayes Dry Bones
Jenkins arr.Clipsham Adiemus from ‘Songs of Sanctuary’
Kosma arr.Carter Autumn Leaves
Monteverdi Lasciatemi Morire
ABBA arr.Clipsham Money Money & Summer Nights
Schönberg arr.Brymer Bring Him Home
Gershwin arr.Brymer I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise

 


Heavenly Bodies Concert

December 2009

Dufay
Hymnus: Creator of the Stars of Night
Howard arr.Arch/Clipsham
Fly Me to the Moon
East
Hence Stars, Too Dim of Light
Laine arr.Myers/Fowles
Cavatina: He Was Beautiful
Grieg
Ave Maris Stella
Porter arr.Clipsham
The Physician
D’Arcy
To the Evening Star
Schumann
To the Evening Star
MacDermott/Ellington arr.Arch/Clipsham Aquarius / Beginning to See the Light
Spiritual arr.Hayes
Dry Bones
Passereau
Il Est Bel et Bon
Cornelius arr.Atkins soloist: Kerith Fowles The Three Kings
Kuzmenko arr.Clipsham
Stars
Gershwin arr.Brymer
I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise
Williams
The Computer Song (an automated romance)
Kodaly
The Angels and the Shepherds
Pierce arr.Clipsham
Deshi (an Indian raga)
Gore arr.Lojeski/Clipsham
I Sing the Body Electric
Adams
Stars, Songs and Faces

 


Warrigal Care - Linkside Annual Fundraiser

30th October 2009

Garland In the Mood
Howard arr. Arch Fly Me to the Moon
Rodgers You'll Never Walk Alone
Berlin arr. Shaw Steppin' Out

 


The Great American Songbook

4th July 2009

John Stafford-Smith The Star Spangled Banner
Garland In the Mood
Arlen Over the Rainbow
Howard arr. Arch
Fly Me to the Moon
Foster arr. Beautiful Dreamer
Rodgers You'll Never Walk Alone
Loesser Baby It's Cold Outside
Berlin arr. Shaw
Steppin' Out
Berlin God Bless America

Journeys Concert

May 2009

Gerald Finzi My Spirit Sang All Day
Newfoundland Folk Song arr. Carl Strommen She's Like the Swallow
Edward Elgar My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land
Patuffa Kennedy-Fraser The Road to the Isles
Craig Curry Moses Led His People
Traditional Hebridean Folk Song Eriskay Love Lilt
Healey Willan Rise Up, My Love, My Fair One
Howard arr. Arch Fly Me To the Moon
Claude-Michel Schunberg (les Miserables) Bring Him Home
Karl Jenkins Adiemus - from Songs of Sanctuary
J L Molloy The Kerry Dance
Traditional Scottish arr. David Overton Loch Lomond
arr. Edwin Fissinger Wade In the Water
John Jacobson & Roger Emerson In Flanders Fields
Albert Hammond & Mike Hazelwood I'm a Train
Faure In Paradisum (from Requiem)
Berlin arr. Shaw Steppin' Out With My Baby
Irish Poem arr. Katie Bart Irish Blessing

 


Linkside Fundraiser

May 2008

Jones It Had To Be You
Perkins Blue Suede Shoes
Garland In the Mood
Weiss Can't Help Falling In Love
Casey Sweet Georgia Brown
Berlin Blue Skies

Darling Buds of May Concert

17th & 25th May 2008

Morley Fyer Fyer
POEM Shakespeare: Sonnet 18
Morley Now is the Month of Maying
Monteverdi Lasciatemi Morire
POEM Come Slowly Eden
Morley My Bonny Lass
Kosma Autumn Leaves
POEM May Woods: 1-3
Butler In The Woods
Crocker A Red Red Rose
POEM Merry Month of May: 1
Brahms O Susser Mai
Cornysh Ah! Robin
POEM Merry Month of May: 2
Kern arr. All The Things You Are
Whitworth The Mermaid
Spevacek Shenandoah
Bridge The Goslings
POEM May Woods: 4 & 5
Rutter Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind
Argentinean Manchai Puito
POEM Merry Month of May: 3
Parduss Pack She Back To She Ma
arr. Knowles Danny Boy
Turner Tequila Samba

'Tis The Season Concert

December 2008

13th Century English Summer is A-comin' In
Negro Spiritual Mary Had a Baby
Spiritual arr. Dick Averre My Lord, What a Morning
John Rutter All Things Bright and Beautiful
Gershwin Summertime
Paul Bliss Mosquitoes
Instrumental Item  
Christmas Carol - with audience Deck The Halls
Gustav Holtz In the Bleak Mid Winter
John Leavitt (Jewish Traditional) Ose Shalom
Argentine Christmas Carol Riu, Riu, Chiu
arr. Luboff Deep River
John Rutter Shepherd's Pipe Carol
Silver arr.
The Twelve Days After Christmas
John Rutter Home is a Special Kind of Feeling
John Bratton arr. Andrew Carter The Teddy Bears' Picnic
arr. Martin Shaw Coventry Carol
Christmas Carol - with audience O, Come All Ye Faithful
Old Folk Tune arr. Ray Charles Jingle Bells
Holt, McGhee, King arr. Peter Gritton Chick, Chick, Chicken
arr.
Money, Money - Summer Lovin'

Additional Repertoire

September 2007

arr Leck South African Suite
Rutter I Will Sing With the Spirit
arr. Chilcott The Gift to be Simple
Fanshawe The Lord's Prayer
Thomas When the Trumpet Sounds
arr. Spevacek Shenandoah
Rutter Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind
Finzi My Spirit Sang All Day
Berlin Blue Skies
arr. Huff Yesterday
arr. Shaw Sweet Georgia Brown
Collins Mary Had a Little Blues
Hoffman & Gimbell A Whale of a Time
PDQ Bach Who is Sylvia?

December 2007

arr. Rutter The Twelve Days of Christmas
Althouse Going to Bethlehem
arr. Shaw Coventry Carol
Rutter Star Carol
Spiritual De Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy
arr. Hunter Carol of the Huron Indians
Daley Christ Hath a Garden
James The Silver Stars
James The Three Drovers
arr. Simeone Do You Hear What I Hear?
Catalonian Carol Fum, Fum, Fum
arr. Johnson African Noel
Scott Make We Merry
Spanish Carol Riu, Riu, Chiu
Hogan I'm Gonna' Sing Until The Spirit Moves in My Heart
Rutter Carol of the Children
Jolly Rise and Shine
Silver The Twelve Days After Christmas

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Location Soldiers' Memorial Hall
Railway Parade
Bundanoon NSW 2578
Australia

Choir Details Music Director: Kerith Fowles
Accompanist: Ann Clipsham
Webmaestro: Beverley Bennett