Rickmansworth Festival May 2016
2018 Performance Dates
Saturday, 3rd March. Beaconsfield Festival of Choirs.
At St Mary's Church, Beaconsfield. Start 12:00 noon.
Monday, 26th March. Performing at The Forum, Hemel Hempstead for the Dacorum Borough Council Community Grant Awards.
Saturday, 5th May. Lobby Live at Watford Colosseum.
6:40-7:20pm, before the evening's performance of Keep It Country.
Saturday,19th May. London Sangerstevne International Festival.
At the Church of St Sepulchre-Without-Newgate, Holborn, London. A rolling programme of choirs from 12:00 noon to 8:30pm; KLCC at 2:45pm.
Saturday, 23rd June. Kings Langley Carnival.
On stage at Kings Langley Common. Time tbc.
Saturday, 7th July. Bushey Summer Recital & Fair.
At St James' Church, Bushey. 12 noon - 12.45pm.
Saturday, 14th July. Abbots Langley Festival. 'In Concordia'
At St Lawrence's' Church, High Street, Abbots Langley, WD5 0AS. Concert with guests Harrow Apollo Male Choir and in support of Workaid (www.workaid.org). 7:30pm start. Tickets: £10 (Seniors £6, U16 £3); to buy, click on this link: www.ticketsource.co.uk/kings-langley-community-choir.
Tuesday's 7th & 14th August. Summer Workshops. At Kings Langley Scout Hut (near the Rose & Crown). 7:30 - 9:00pm.
An open invitation to join Musical Director Ben Crawley and sample the fun of community singing. £5 per evening. For more information call Pat Waterton; 07714 701316.
Friday, 26th October. 'To The Power Of Ten'; a concert celebrating the Tenth Anniversary of Kings Langley Community Choir. With guest band Badje.
At the Kings Langley School Auditorium, Love Lane, Kings Langley, WD4 9HN. In support of The Waterside Centre. 7:45pm start. Tickets: £10 (Seniors £6, U16 £3); to buy, click on this link: www.ticketsource.co.uk/kings-langley-community-choir.
Watch this space for more information and the announcement of further performance dates.
Rehearsals are held at the Rudolph Steiner School, Langley Hill on Tuesday evenings, between 7:30pm and 9:00pm and continue through each school term.
Enjoyment of the Choir is such that membership is consistentently at or near full. However enquiries from anyone interested in joining are always welcome. Please contact Pat Waterton (see Membership below).
Past performances include:
Age UK Dacorum. Christmas Festive concert (annual).
Arriva Buses Christmas Flash Mob.
Beaconsfield Festival of Choirs (annual).
Bushey Summer Recital (annual).
Christ Church, Chorleywood (joint concerts with Rickmansworth Players).
Hemel Hempstead and Old Hemel Christmas Lights Festivals.
Hope For Children, 20th anniversary fundraising concert.
intuWatford Shopping Centre (for Peace Hospice Care).
Kings Langley Carnival (annual; mid-summer).
Kings Langley Christmas Lights Festival (annual).
Kings Langley; Church of All Saints. (Charity concerts)
London Sangerstevne (International Choir Festival, annual).
Marlowes Shopping Centre, Hemel Hempstead.
Music on the Moor (The Box Moor Trust former bi-annual festival).
National Choir Of The Year 2016 competition.
PRIMO! (Concert in Kings Langley Community Centre.).
Royal Festival Hall (Chorus Festival)
Songs for Life; in aid of The Hospice of St Francis (at Berkhamsted School).
The Clarendon Muse, Watford School of Music (concert).
The Grove hotel (Christmas Eve).
The Palace of Westminster: Portcullis House (2014) and the House of Commons Member's Terrace (2015); concerts for MP's and parliamentary staff.
Voices Now (International Choir Festival at The Roundhouse).
Watford Colosseum; Lobby Live.
Watford Festival (winners 2015 and 2016).
Rehearsal night; the choir with the Watford Festival Cup. March 2015.
Emotional, invigorating, tender, powerful. The senses are stirred by a Choir performance. Our repertoire is broad and familiar as can be seen from the songs listed below - pop to gospel, folk to international. Songs for all ages and the vocal arrangements, many by Musical Director Ben Crawley, use multi-layered harmonies to enhance the melodies. Each term new songs are rehearsed and added to the repertoire thus refreshing every performance.
Adiemus Sir Karl Jenkins
Ani Vodka Slovakian drinking song
Barbara Ann Fassert, Fred (The Beach Boys)
Because Lennon and Mc Cartney (The Beatles)
Benjamin Bowmaneer Folk trad.
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Raye, Prince (The Andrews Sisters)
California Dreamin' Michelle and John Phillips
Come Back My Love The Wrens
Down In The River American spiritual
Do Not Pass Me By MC Hammer,
For The Longest Time Billy Joel
Forever Young Bob Dylan
Hallelujah Leonard Cohen
Heroes David Bowie
Hold Back The River Archer, Bay
Iqude Zulu spiritual
I'll Fly Away Brumley
I'm On My Way Gospel
In My Room Wilson, Usher (The Beach Boys)
Let It Be Paul McCartney (The Beatles)
Meguru African trad.
Mr Blue Sky Jeff Lynne (ELO)
One Day Like This Guy Garvey (Elbow)
Rolling In The Deep Adele
Shona Malanga Zulu trad.
Shto Mi E Milo Macedonian folk
Signed, Sealed, Delivered Stevie Wonder
Simi Jadech Israeli folk song
Somewhere Over The Rainbow Harburg, Arlen
Space Oddity David Bowie
Sun Giant The Fleet Foxes
Surfin Safari Wilson, Love (The Beach Boys)
Sylvie American folk
Ten Thousand Miles Folk, trad.
That Lonesome Road James Taylor
The Call Regina Spektor
The Long Day Closes Sir Arthur Sullivan
The Snow It Melts The Soonest Folk trad.
The Wreck of the Dandenong Australian shanty
Thula Thula African lullaby
Tiebe Paiom Ukranian hymn
Trouble All About My Soul Gospel
When I'm Sixty Four Lennon & McCartney (The Beatles)
White Winter Hymnal Peckford (The Fleet Foxes)
Windy Friedman (The Association)
Wisely & Slow The Staves
You Can't Hurry Love Holland/Dozier
Zadik Katamar Israeli trad.
Carol Of The Bells Leontovych, Wilhousky
Follow That Star Gritton
Gloucester Wassail Trad.
In The Bleak Midwinter Rosetti, Darke
Noel Nouvelle French carol.
Patapan French carol
Riu Riu Chiu Spanish carol
The Angel Gabriel Basque carol
The Boar's Head Wassail
White Christmas Irving Berlin
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