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A QUINTESSENTIAL ENGLISH CHRISTMAS

SATURDAY 8TH DECEMBER 2018, 7.30PM, ST PETROC'S CHURCH, SOUTH BRENT

A selection of festive pieces including Vaughan Williams’ ‘Fantasia on Christmas Carols’

Matthew Searles - Director

Freddie Crowly - Baritone

Ben Horden - Organ

The Choir of St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Buckfast 

MUSIC FOR A SUMMER'S DAY

SATURDAY 30TH JUNE 2018, 7.30PM, ST PETROC'S CHURCH, SOUTH BRENT

We were joined by singers from South Brent Primary School, Soprano Sarah Lannin, and Flautist Tilly Coulton.

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MOZART'S REQUIEM

SUNDAY 22ND APRIL 2018, BUCKFAST ABBEY

Brent Singers with Orchestra and Soloists. A performance of the Mozart Requiem as part of the Abbey’s Festival of Sacred Music.

SHOAH - HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL

SATURDAY 27TH JANUARY 2018, MINT METHODIST CHURCH, EXETER

The first performance of this new work by Philip Arkwright, with readings by Ian Wintersgill. Musical Direction Richard Lea (Brent Singers) and Alan Boxer (the Choir of Cullompton Community College). With Philip Arkwright (piano).

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CHRISTMAS CONCERT
"A MEDIEVAL CHRISTMAS"

SATURDAY 9TH DECEMBER 2017, ST PETROC'S CHURCH, SOUTH BRENT

Featuring 'A Ceremony of Carols' by Benjamin Britten, for upper voices and harp, and 'A Medieval Sequence' (first performance), for lower voices and organ, by Philip Arkwright, and a selection of Christmas seasonal music. 

Musical Director Philip Arkwright.

With Lesley Jamison (sopranos), Richard Lea (organ) and Megan Garrity (harp).

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DIDO AND AENEAS BY HENRY PURCELL

SATURDAY 15TH JULY 2017, ST MARY'S CHURCH, TOTNES

Musical Director Philip Arkwright.
With Denise Kehoe (Dido), Tim Mirfin (Aeneas), Elle Williams (Belinda) and soloists from the choir, accompanied by Julie Hill and Anna Cockcroft (Violins), Andrew Gillett (Viola), Jan Spencer (Bass) and Richard Lea (Harpsichord).

TWINNING CONCERT

SATURDAY 11TH JUNE 2017, ST PETROC'S CHURCH, SOUTH BRENT

A selection of songs and pieces sung by the Chorale de la Vallée and Brent Singers. Directed by Jo van Bouwel and Philip Arkwright.

HAYDN'S SEVEN LAST WORDS AND STABAT MATER

SATURDAY 1ST APRIL 2017, BUCKFAST ABBEY

With soloists and orchestral accompaniment. Musical Director Philip Arkwright.
With Denise Kehoe (Soprano), Juliet Curnow (Alto), Jonathan Wood (Tenor), Julian Rippon (Bass), Richard Lea (Chamber Organ). Orchestra led by Julie Hill.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT
CHARPENTIER AND CAROLS

SATURDAY 10TH DECEMBER 2016, ST PETROC'S CHURCH, SOUTH BRENT

'Messe de Minuit pour Noël' by Antoine Charpentier, followed by a selection of Christmas seasonal music. Musical Director Philip Arkwright.
With Richard Lea (organ), Elle Williams (soprano), Alicia Stoliday (soprano), Richard Jenkins (tenor), Julian Sutton (bass), Clare Jackson and Dr Sarah Galloway (flutes).

GILBERT & SULLIVAN'S HMS PINAFORE

SATURDAY 9TH JULY 2016, RATTERY VILLAGE HALL

Musical Director Philip Arkwright. With David Davies (keyboard instrument), two visiting soloists and soloists from the choir.

HAYDN'S CREATION

SATURDAY 30TH APRIL 2016, BUCKFAST ABBEY

Sung in English with soloists and the Tamar Chamber Orchestra organised by Nicola New.
Musical Director Philip Arkwright.
With Catherine Luke (Soprano), Edward Woodhouse (Tenor), Julian Rippon (Bass), Ian Curror (Chamber Organ).

CHRISTMAS CONCERT
STILLE NACHT AND CHRISTMAS SEASONAL MUSIC

SATURDAY 12TH DECEMBER 2015, ST PETROC'S CHURCH, SOUTH BRENT

"Stille Nacht'' - a programme of Motets, including In Dulci Jubilo, by Michael Praetorius, followed by a selection of Christmas seasonal music. Musical Director Philip Arkwright. Retiring collection for Brent Island Trust.
With Ian Curror (organ), Sally Harper (soprano), Louise Hardy (soprano) and players drawn from 'Sine Nomine', a Recorder Group in and around South Brent: Sally MacIver, Judith Belam, Julia Troy and Richard Hopper.

A NIGHT AT THE OPERA

SATURDAY 11TH JULY 2015, RATTERY VILLAGE HALL

A selection of uplifting opera choruses, along with solo and group pieces from members of the choir. Musical Director Philip Arkwright.

TWINNING CONCERT

12TH TO 14TH JUNE 2015

Biennial twinning weekend 'exchange' visit to Châteauneuf du Faou, South Brent's twin town in Brittany. A social programme, including a joint concert with the Chorale de la Vallée, Musical Director Jo Van Bouwel. Brent Singers directed by Philip Arkwright.

SEBASTIAN WOLFF - REQUIEM

SATURDAY 16TH MAY 2015, BUCKFAST ABBEY

Sebastian Wolff - Requiem, Purcell - Rejoice in the Lord Alway (The Bell Anthem), Charpentier - Te Deum. Musical Director Philip Arkwright.
With Phillip Broadhouse (organ), Josie Waledge (soprano), Peter Oakley (counter-tenor), Michael Graham (tenor), Julian Sutton (bass).

CHRISTMAS CONCERT
HANDEL'S MESSIAH

SATURDAY 13TH DECEMBER 2014, ST PETROC'S CHURCH, SOUTH BRENT

Messiah part 1 with the Hallelujah chorus and a selection of carols. Directed by Philip Arkwright. In support of Guide Dogs for the Blind.
With Jason Smart (organ), Lesley Jamison and Jenny Prince (soprano), Cheryl Stead (alto), Rob Woodford (tenor), Ian Wintersgill (bass).

SUMMER CONCERT
RUTTER BIRTHDAY MADRIGALS AND FOLK SONGS

SATURDAY 19TH JULY 2014, RATTERY VILLAGE HALL

Rutter - Birthday Madrigals, and Folk Songs arrangements with a selection of English romantic part songs. Conducted by Trefor Farrow.

SIX CENTURIES OF MUSIC

SATURDAY 3RD MAY 2014, BUCKFAST ABBEY

Dvorak - Mass in D minor, Palestrina - Stabat Mater, Britten - Antiphon and David Jepson - Lord I will Sing Your Praise. Jason Smart, organ. Conducted by Trefor Farrow.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT
ROSSINI - PETITE MESSE SOLENNELLE

SATURDAY 14TH DECEMBER 2013, ST PETROC'S CHURCH

Rossini - Petite Messe Solennelle. Conducted by Trefor Farrow.
In support of South Brent and District Caring.

TWINNING CONCERT

JUNE 2013, HANNAH'S, SEALE-HAYNE

Biennial twinning weekend
Visit to South Brent of the Chorale de la Vallée from Châteauneuf du Faou, Brittany.
A social programme with the joint informal Sunday afternoon concert.

KARL JENKINS - STABAT MATER

SATURDAY 18TH MAY 2013, BUCKFAST ABBEY

Karl Jenkins - Stabat Mater and Bach Cantata BWV1. Conducted by Trefor Farrow.
With Cheryl Stead (contralto), David Crocker (organ), Irina Kosogova (piano), Rex King (percussion).

CHRISTMAS CONCERT
GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO, J.S.BACH THE LITTLE NEWBORN JESUS CHILD, BUXTEHUDE SELECTION OF CAROLS BY LIVING COMPOSERS

SATURDAY 8TH DECEMBER 2012, ST PETROC'S CHURCH, SOUTH BRENT

Organist Jonathan Watts, conducted by Trefor Farrow.

ELGAR - DREAM OF GERONTIUS

THURSDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER 2012, ST ANDREW'S MINSTER CHURCH, PLYMOUTH

Sir Edward Elgar - Dream of Gerontius. Conducted by Trefor Farrow.
With Jonathan Watts (organ), Cheryl Stead (Angel), Matthew Oakes (Gerontius), John Bowden (Priest and Angel of the Agony) and Plympton Ridgeway School Chamber Choir.

JUBILEE CONCERT

SATURDAY 21ST JULY 2012, ST PETROC'S CHURCH, SOUTH BRENT

Handel - Four Coronation Anthems; Parry - Blest Pair of Sirens. Orchestra led by Paul Matthews, with Greg Vorster (cello). Conducted by Trefor Farrow.

ELGAR - DREAM OF GERONTIUS

SATURDAY 19TH MAY 2012, BUCKFAST ABBEY

Sir Edward Elgar - Dream of Gerontius. Conducted by Trefor Farrow.
With Jonathan Watts (organ), Cheryl Stead (Angel), Matthew Oakes (Gerontius), John Bowden (Priest and Angel of the Agony) and Plympton Ridgeway School Chamber Choir.

 
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