Performances & Contacts

Rickmansworth Festival May 2016

 

 

 

2020 Performance Dates

 

 

Saturday, 7th March. Beaconsfield Festival of Choirs.

At St Mary's Church, Beaconsfield. All day Festival featuring choirs from near and far. Concert including KLCC: 12:00 - 1:45pm. Tickets £5 on the door. Refreshments available.

 

 


Coronavirus! Due to Government recommendations against mass gatherings the following Performances, through to end-July, have been cancelled. 



Saturday, 16th May. Morning Concert at St Lawrence Church, Abbots Langley.

Concert: 11:00am to 12:00 noon. Coffee and cake from 10:30am. Admission £5 on the door. 



Sunday, 17th May. Rickmansworth Canal Festival, Main Stage at 12:00 noon.

KLCC will once again feature at this lively and popular family event. For more information visit http://www.rwt.org.uk/festival.



Saturday, 13th June. Abbots Langley Carnival. 

Pop-up up performances through the afternoon.

 


 

Saturday, 20th June. Kings Langley Carnival.

On stage at Kings Langley Common. Time tbc.

 


 

Friday, 10th July. 'Sing & Swing' at St Lawrence Church, Abbots Langley. With the Chinnor Silver Band. 8:00pm.

Adults £10, U14 £5. Refreshments included.




August (dates tbc). Singing Workshops for All in Kings Langley Scout Hut, The Drift, Kings Langley (near the Rose & Crown). 7:30 to 9:00pm.

Open to all and led by the Choir's Musical Director, Katie Teage. Sample the joy of community singing. £5 per night. For more information call Pat Waterton; 07714 701316.




Saturday, 22nd August. Wedding at Church of St Peter and St Paul, Little Gaddesden, HP4 1NZ.

2:00pm. Private.




Friday, 23rd October. Concert at St Mary the Virgin, Drayton Beauchamp (nr. Tring). Start 7:45pm. Tickets on the door; Adults £10. Postponed to 2021; date to tbc.




The following Events, Engagements and Performances will take place.


Friday, 13th November. Concert at the Church of All Saints, Kings Langley. Also featuring the Rickmansworth Players Choir.

Start 7:45pm. Further details tbc. 



Saturday, 28th November. Kings Langley Festival of Christmas Lights.

On stage, High Street, Kings Langley. Time tbc.



Saturday, 5th December. St James' Church, Bushey. 12:00 noon to 12:45pm.

Festive recital combining with St James' Christmas Fair.


 

Watch this space for more information and the announcement of further performance dates.

 

Rehearsals

Rehearsals are held at the Langley Hill Independent School (formerly Rudolph Steiner), Langley Hill on Tuesday evenings, between 7:30pm and 9:00pm.


During the Coronavirus lockdown the Choir continues to meet, via Zoom, at its regular day and time as above. 


Summer 2020:

21st April - 7th July (Half-Term 26th May; alternative location if Choir is back in normal rehearsals by that date.)


Membership Enquiries are always welcome. Please contact Pat Waterton (see Membership below).

Contacts

Membership and Finance:     

Pat Waterton     

Tel: 07714 701316       

email: patwaterton@gmail.com       


Performances and Media:     

Lawrence Parnell     

Tel: 07812 974392                 

email: lawrenceparnell@btinternet.com


Advertising and Sponsorship:

Brian Evans 

email: lesleyandbrian@ntlworld.com



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Performances


Past performances include:


Age UK Dacorum. Christmas Festive concert (annual).

Arriva Buses Christmas Flash Mob.

Beaconsfield Festival of Choirs (annual).

Bushey Festival.

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.).

Rickmansworth Festival

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)


Monday's Child

 

The Hospice of St Francis

 

The Mission of the Church of All Saints, Kings Langley

 

The Peace Hospice

 

The Waterside Centre, Kings Langley

 

Workaid.org

 

Rehearsal night; the choir with the Watford Festival Cup. March 2015.

Repertoire


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 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.

Biko   Peter Gabriel

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy   Raye, Prince (The Andrews Sisters)

California Dreamin'   Michelle and John Phillips

Come Back My Love   The Wrens

Crazy Little Thing Called Love  Queen

Da Pacem Domine   Latin chant

Dindirin   Spanish medieval

Down In The River   American spiritual

Downtown   Tony Hatch  (Petula Clark)

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 Wish I Knew How   Nina Simone

I'll Fly Away  Brumley

I'm On My Way  Gospel

In My Room   Wilson, Usher (The Beach Boys)

Last Train To Clarkesville   Hatr, Boyce (The Monkees)

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

Somebody To Love   Queen

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

True Colours   Kelly & Steinberg   (Cindy Lauper)

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.



Christmas


Carol Of The Bells   Leontovych, Wilhousky

Christmas Gospel Medley   arr. Katie Teage

Follow That Star   Gritton

Gaudette   Finnish Trad.

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

The Holly and the Ivy   Trad.

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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