Rickmansworth Festival May 2016
2019 Performance Dates
Wednesday, 10th April. 'Spring Celebration', a Concert for Age UK Dacorum.
At St Mary's Church, Old Hemel Hempstead with Gospel Arts Manna Choir. Start 7:30pm. Tickets £5 on the door. Refreshments provided.
Saturday,18th 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 time tbc.
Sunday, 19th May. Rickmansworth Festival.
On the Main Stage. 11:30am to 12:00noon.
Friday, 24th May. Concert at St Lawrence Church, Bovingdon.
Start 7:45pm. Further details tbc.
Saturday, 22nd June. Kings Langley Carnival.
On stage at Kings Langley Common. Time tbc.
Sunday, 14th July. West Wycombe Park; 'Musical Sunday'
Saturday, 16th November. St James' Church, High Street, Bushey; Advent Fair.
12noon - 12:45.
Watch this space for more information and the announcement of further performance dates.
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.
In Concordia (2018); St Lawrence Church, Abbots Langley.
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 2016; Chorus Winter Festival, 2018)
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.
To The Power Of Ten (2018); tenth Anniversary Concert
Voices Now (International Choir Festival at The Roundhouse).
Watford Colosseum; Lobby Live.
Watford Festival (winners 2015 and 2016).
Charities and Organisations we have supported:
Age UK Dacorum
British Heart Foundation
Hope For Children
Kings Langley School (New Build Fund)
The Hospice of St Francis
The Mission of the Church of All Saints, Kings Langley
The Peace Hospice
The Waterside Centre, Kings Langley
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)
Road To Nowhere David Byrne (Talking Heads)
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
You're The Voice John Farnham
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
To The Power Of Ten; 26th October 2018. The Choir with Hon.Patron The Rt.Hon.Sir Mike Penning MP and co-founder Joy Mendelsohn.
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