A time for music A time for music
Grand Christmas Charity Concert
with guests
Vauxhall Male Voice Choir and Dunstable Priory Girl’s Choir
Saturday 17th December, 2016 at 7.45pm
St. Mary’s Catholic Church
82 West Street, Dunstable, LU6 1NY

Luton Concert Orchestra
Musical Director Steve Kent    Leader Robert Kendrick

Vauxhall Male Voice Choir
Musical Director Phillida Driver    Assistant Musical Director David Goodge    Accompanist James Banville

Dunstable Priory Girl’s Choir
Musical Director Gemma Palmer    Accompanist James Banville

Master of Ceremonies
Alistair Brown

This was the eleventh year that the Luton Concert Orchestra and Vauxhall Male Voice Choir had joined to present a Christmas festival of music and song. Since the inception of these traditional Yuletide concerts, over £14,000 has been raised for local charities. The concert was as usual designed for all the family – young and old – and comprised a wide selection of Christmas music, songs and carols both traditional and new. There were as always some popular carols for the audience to sing.

There was a warm welcome for guests the Dunstable Priory Girl’s Choir who sung a delightful selection of sacred Christmas music, and of course the Vauxhall Male Voice Choir entertained the audience with music ranging from Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah to selections from Jesus Christ Superstar. The singing was contrasted by some light seasonal music from the Luton Concert Orchestra which, together with the audience carols, produced a very varied evening of Christmas music.

The Master of Ceremonies for the concert was Alistair Brown, for many years a leading figure in local amateur dramatics and theatre, who was currently the president of Dunstable Rep.

The recipient charity selected for the concert was Level Trust, who work with local schools to help families who are not always able to afford the things their children need to thrive at school. The director of the charity told the audience more about their work during the concert.

Tickets were £8 (concessions £2) and were available on the door.

Programme
Carol
Once in Royal David’s City
Luton Concert Orchestra
Sleigh Ride
Leroy Anderson
Carol
O little town of Bethlehem
Vauxhall Male Voice Choir
The Boar’s Head carol
trad. arr. Parker/Shaw
Selection from Jesus Christ, Superstar
Lloyd Webber arr. Gillman
Carol
Silent Night
Dunstable Priory Girl’s Choir
Gaudete
trad.
Breath of Heaven
Grant/Eaton
Carol
Angels from the Realms of Glory
Luton Concert Orchestra
A Christmas Festival
Leroy Anderson
Interval
Carol
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
arr. Wilcocks
Dunstable Priory Girl’s Choir
A Christmas Blessing
Stopfold
This Little Babe from A Ceremony of Carols
Britten
Carol
Awway in a Manger
Luton Concert Orchestra
A Most Wonderful Christmas
arr. Sheldon
Vauxhall Male Voice Choir
White Christmas
Berlin arr. Gillman
Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah
Handel
Presentation about the work of the Level Trust charity
Luton Concert Orchestra and Choirs
Jingle Bells
arr. P Driver
Carol
O Come All Ye Faithful
arr. Willcocks

Concert poster