Rickmansworth Festival May 2016
2017 Performance Dates
Saturday, 4th March. Beaconsfield Festival of Choirs.
At St Mary's Church, Beaconsfield. Start 2:30pm.
Friday, 31st March. Lobby Live at Watford Colosseum.
7:00 - 7:45pm. Prior to 'Thank You For The Music' (ABBA Tribute) at 8:00pm.
Saturday, 8th April. Marlowes Shopping Centre, Hemel Hempstead.
11:30 and 12:30pm (two half hour sets). In the internal central square. Supporting The Hospice of St Francis.
Saturday, 20th May. London Sangerstevne International Festival.
At The Cadogan Hall, Sloane Square, London. Start 2:30pm.
Sunday, 21st May. Rickmansworth Canal Festival.
11:40 - 12:10am on the Main Stage.
Saturday, 27th May. Wedding (Private function).
At The Noke Hotel, St Albans. 4:00-4:30pm.
Saturday, 10th June. IntuWatford (opposite John Lewis).
Approx. 11:30am & 12:30pm (two 30min. sets).
In support of the British Heart Foundation.
Saturday, 24th June. Kings Langley Carnival.
On Kings Langley Common. Time tbc.
Wednesday, 19th July. Kings Langley School Concert.
Tickets from Kings Langley School. Starts 7:30pm.
Tuesday's, 8th & 15th August. Summer Workshops, Open to All.
By Ben Crawley at the Scout Hut, The Drift, Kings Langley (by the Rose & Crown). Come and experience the joy of singing. 7:30 to 9:00pm. More information from Pat Waterton (07714 701316).
Saturday, 28th October. Bushey Summer Recital.
At St James' Church, Bushey. 12 noon - 12:45pm.
Saturday, 18th November. Concert at Church of All Saints, Kings Langley.
With Chesham Germains Male Voice Choir. Start 7:45pm.
Saturday, 2nd December. Kings Langley Christmas Lights Festival.
On the stage in Kings Langley High Street. KLCC performance time tbc.
Saturday, 9th December. Tesco, Jarman's Park, Hemel Hempstead.
12:00 - 1:00pm. For Age UK Dacorum.
Friday, 15th December. Festive Concert at Christ Church, Chorleywood.
With the Rickmansworth Players. Start 8:00pm.
Monday, 18th December. Festive Concert at Holy Trinity Church, Leverstock Green.
For Age UK Dacorum. With Just A Cappella. Start 7:30pm.
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).
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Past performances include:
Age UK Dacorum. Christmas Festive concert (annual).
Arriva Buses Christmas Flash Mob.
Beaconsfield Festival of Choirs.
Bushey Summer Recital (annual).
Christ Church, Chorleywood (joint concert with Rickmansworth Players).
Hemel Hempstead and Old Hemel Christmas Lights Festivals (annual).
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, 2015 and 2016).
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. All emotions 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 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)
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 Long Day Closes Sir Arthur Sullivan
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
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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