Thursday 24th September, 2015
at St John’s Church, off Red Lion Square, Stamford.
Handel The King Shall Rejoice (Coronation Anthem No.3)
Haydn The Battle of the Nile (solo cantata)
Beethoven Elegischer Gesang, Op.118
Haydn Nelson Mass
Bridget Howarth, soprano
Sally van der Sterren, alto
Jonathan Jessop, tenor
Robert-John Edwards, bass-baritone
Philip Robinson organ and piano
Fergus Black conductor
Stamford Georgian Festival Choral Evensong
Sunday 27th September 2015 at 6:30pm
A service of choral evensong featuring Georgian Church Music
for the 2015 Stamford Georgian Festival
at All Saints’ Parish Church
Introit: Lord I trust thee - Handel (1685-1750)
Preces and responses: Thomas Ebdon (1738-1811)
Psalms 120 and 121 (Felton (1715 - 1769) and Dupuis (1733-1796))
Evening Canticles in F - James Nares (1715 - 1783)
Anthem: Lord, let me know mine end - Maurice Greene (1696 – 1755)
Malcolm Sargent Carol Concert
Saturday 19th December, 2015
at St John’s Church,
off Red Lion Square, Stamford
with David Lee, actor
A programme of Christmas Carols arranged by SirMalcolm Sargent, illustrated with readings. Sargent spent his formative years in Stamford, and St John’s is the church where he sang in the choir and played the organ.
This concert was moved to Stamford All Saints' at the last minute, because the heating at St. John's had broken down (again!).
- It is one of the interesting and thrilling pleasures of the musician to realise that music is not only for the “ professional ” and for the “ concert hall ” but that it has a willing duty to fulﬁl to the amateur and the home. Certain festivities demand their appropriate music and on occasion the dullest and least demonstrative of us feels an urge to burst into song. This is especially true at Christmas time when Christmas Carols and Songs do more to create and maintain the spirit of Christmas than anything else.