A time for music A time for music
Autumn 2017 concert
‘A Time for Music’
with guests the Grand Union Community Choir
Saturday 7th October, 2017 at 7.45pm
The Methodist Church
The Square, Dunstable LU6 3SN

Musical Director Steve Kent    Choir Directors Susan Cox and Anna Hailes

Our Autumn 2017 took place at our usual venue, the Methodist Church in Dunstable.

After our highly successful concert in Autumn 2016 we were delighted to welcome back as our guests the Grand Union Community Choir. Established in April 2009 and based in Linslade, Leighton Buzzard, the Grand Union Community Choir is open to singers of all ages who want to sing a mix of music for pleasure, as well as learning some technique along the way. There are no auditions and everyone is welcome, no matter how rusty or polished their voice!

The concert featured a wide range of music from Bizet’s Carmen to a selection from The Sound of Music. The concert ended with Henry Wood’s Fantasia on British Sea Songs which in ‘last night of the proms’ tradition incorporated a set of traditional songs from around the country with both choir and audience joining in. The concert ended with a rousing rendition of ‘Rule Britannia’ where the verses were sung by one of the members of the Orchestra who demonstrated her remarkable singing talents.

Altogether it was a very successful and enjoyable evening, attended by a large and very appreciative audience.

Tickets were £7 (concessions £5) and were available on the door or in advance from Orchestra or Choir members.

Programme
Luton Concert Orchestra
Thunderbirds March
Gray arr. Ling
Overture to The Thievish Magpie
Rossini
Grand Union Community Choir
Cantar
Jay Althouse
He ain’t heavy he’s my brother
arr. Jay Althouse
Riversong
Andy Beck
Luton Concert Orchestra
Two contrasting pieces:
Chanson de Nuit
Elgar
Serenata
Leroy Anderson
Luton Concert Orchestra and Grand Union Community Choir
Selection from The Sound of Music
Rodgers/Hammerstein arr. David Beer
Interval (Refreshments were available)
Luton Concert Orchestra
Carmen Grande Fantasie
Bizet arr. Tavan
Grand Union Community Choir
The Journey
arr. Joseph M Martin
World in Union
arr. Douglas Coombes
Luton Concert Orchestra
Bacharach Medley
arr. Ling
Luton Concert Orchestra and Grand Union Community Choir
Fantasia on British Sea Songs, including:
Henry Wood
Men of Harlech
Welsh trad. arr. Dennis Pim
Londonderry Air
Irish trad. arr. Grainger, orch. Dennis Pim
Loch Lomond
Scottish trad. arr. Dennis Pim
Rule Britannia
Arne arr. John Ravenor