1960 - Golden Jubilee Concert - 2010

Holy Trinity Church, Amberley

 Holy Trinity Parish Church

Amberley, Nr Stroud

Saturday 15 May 2010

Directed by Philip Colls


Mark Lee (organ)

This evening saw The Cappella Singers performing a varied programme of music by Stanford, Blatchly, Bairstow, Brahms, Dyson, Elgar, Fauré, Handel, Holst and Vaughan Williams.

To celebrate the choir's Golden Jubilee, we performed Beati quorum via by Stanford, which was sung at the first ever Cappella Singers concert in 1960, directed by the late Mark Foster. We also performed It came to pass by Mark Blatchly, which was commissioned by the Cappella Singers for their Millennium Concert in 2000.

The sung items were interspersed with three organ solos from Mark Lee and an 'oration' by tenor Howard Beard, who related several humorous anecdotes from the choir's early days in his own inimitable style.

The evening ended with a very lively performance of Hallelujah from Handel's Messiah, where our numbers were increased by many past members of the choir.

The event was marked by the production of a Souvenir Programme, which included some historical information and pictures of the Choir, as well as details of the evening's performances.



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