A time for music A time for music
Autumn 2019 concert
‘A Time for Music’
with guests the Grand Union Community Choir
Saturday 5th October, 2019 at 7.45pm
The Methodist Church
The Square, Dunstable LU6 3SN

Musical Director Steve Kent    Leader Dafydd Billinghurst    Choir Directors Susan Cox and Anna Hailes    Choir Accompanist John Wearmouth

We had a fantastic evening of music with 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!

There was something for everybody in this concert with a very diverse programme ranging from Finlandia by Sibelius to John Ansell’s ‘Plymouth Hoe’. The Grand Union Community Choir took centre stage in a selection from Les Misérables, and also in a world premier anthem ‘Where are you now?’ written by local composer Bill Pollard. Another highlight for the orchestra this year was a performance of the Ernst Sachse Trombone Concertino where the solo was performed excellently by our bass trombonist Matt Quick who received very enthusiastic applause from the audience.

We ended the concert in ‘Last Night of the Proms’ style with Parry’s Jerusalem and ‘Land of Hope and Glory’, and no proms concert would be complete without Orchestra, Choir and audience joining to gether in a rousing rendition of ‘Auld Lang Syne’. A truly memorable evening of superb light orchestral music.

Luton Concert Orchestra
Grand March from Le Prophète
Giacomo Meyerbeer
Finlandia (with GUCC choir)
Jean Sibelius
Shooting Star
Sidney Torch
Hansom Cab
Sidney Torch
Grand Union Community Choir
A Mozart Canon
Mozart arr. Donald Moore
Puttin’on the Ritz
Irving Berlin arr. Kirby Shaw
Luton Concert Orchestra
Trombone Concertino (Soloist: Matt Quick)
Ernst Sachse
Selection from Mary Poppins
Richard & Robert Sherman
Interval (Refreshments were available)
Luton Concert Orchestra
Appalachian Morning
Robert Sheldon arr. John Ravenor
Selection from Swing Time
Jerome Kern
Luton Concert Orchestra and Grand Union Community Choir
Medley from Les Misérables
Claude-Michel Schönberg arr. Lojeski
‘Where are you now?’ – Anthem for Organ, Orchestra and Choir (world premier)
William Pollard
Luton Concert Orchestra
‘Plymouth Hoe’ – Nautical Overture
John Ansell
Jerusalem (with GUCC choir)
Hubert Parry
Pomp and circumstance March No. 1 (with GUCC choir)
Edward Elgar