Programme 2018

Saturday 21 April 2018

50th Anniversary Gala Concert

Nina Kopparhed soprano
Ulrike Wutscher mezzo-soprano
David Douglas tenor
James Corrigan baritone
The Afton Ensemble

All welcome!

If you have an Opera Choruses book and/or Handel: Coronation Anthems, please bring it/them to rehearsals.

Our programme includes pieces from concerts over the last 50 years and a “new” thanksgiving Te Deum by the French composer, Marc-Antoine Charpentier.

Tickets from members of the choir or at the door
Adults: £12 (£10 concessions)
Students and children: £5

Opera choruses are the following:

Composer Chorus title Book number Page
Bizet Habanera 3 42
Handel Chorus of the enchanted islanders
(possibly semi-chorus only)
8 130
Mozart Voyagers’ chorus 12 167
Purcell Dido’s Lament & Final chorus 15 189
Tchaikovsky Chorus of peasant girls 19 214
Tchaikovsky Waltz Scene 20 222
Wagner Pilgrim’s chorus
(first section: semi-chorus; all men sing final two pages)
31 337

Please practise – lots! – between rehearsals. You may wish to listen to recordings – plenty of choice on YouTube for most of our programme – and MIDI files if you find them helpful.

Here are some links to MIDI files (version 1.2 ! ) : allows you to speed up and slow down the MIDI but doesn’t have much of our programme. is new to me (I suggest you use the mp3 page not the vs page) and has an almost realistic sound and has lots of this programme, but I haven’t uploaded the links – please explore. has a very wide range of repertoire but a limited player, no parts emphasis, for instance.

Composer Title Chorus Link to MIDI
See also
(not )
Charpentier Te Deum SATB
Handel My heart is inditing
(from Coronation Anthems #3)
“” “” “”
Mozart Spendente Te Deus SATB Does anyone have a link to MIDIs for this?
Might be under Thamos King of Egypt (!) If so please share.

And for the Opera Choruses:

# Page Composer Title Chorus Link to MIDI
See also:
3 42 Bizet Habanera SATB
8 130 Handel Chorus of enchanted islanders SATB
12 167 Mozart Voyagers’ chorus SATB
15 189 Purcell Dido’s lament and final chorus SATB
semi-chorus only Final chorus from about 2/3 through
19 214 Tchaikovsky Chorus of peasant girls SSA
20 222 Tchaikovsky Waltz scene SATB
31 337 Wagner Pilgrims’ chorus TTBB
semi-chorus bars 11-52, 2;
all: bars 52,3 to end


Next Concert:

Sunday 2nd December 2018

Orff: Carmina Burana, with Stirling Orchestra