Variations Ensemble Vocal

Lusignac concert de Noel

09-17-2012

Rencontre Musicale

09-17-2012

Variations concert pour 'Les Amis de l'Orgue, 2030hrs Mai 27 2011

Ensemble Vocal
(Chœur - Directrice Alison Chew, Orgue - Keith Lowe, Trompette - Gordon Hughes)
'Allelujah' - Boyce - (canon pour chœur, trompette et orgue)

Introduction en Français et Anglais Gérard Chatillon et Alison Chew

'I was Glad' Sir Hubert Parry (Choeur & orgue)

'Panis Angelicus' - Caesar Franck - (Choeur et orgue)

Introduction aux extraits de Vivaldi : 'Gloria' -Vivaldi - Chœur et solistes ,

Mvt 3 'Laudamus te' (Soloists: Alison Chew and Catherine Walsingham)
Mvt 4&5 'Gratias Agimus Tibi', & 'Propter Magnam Gloriam'
Mvt 7 'Domine Fili Unigenite'

Introduction au Chœur de Chambre Chœur de Chambre ('a capella')
'Locus Iste' - Bruckner
'Christus Factus Est' - Bruckner
'Justorum Anime' - Stanford

Finale - introduction

Ensemble Vocal
'Agnus Dei' - (Mvt 5) Requiem de Fauré
Zadok the Priest (Coronation Anthem) - GF Haendel - Chœur et orgue

Easter Concert 2011

09-17-2012

Entente Cordiale

Programme    


 

L’Eglise at Saint Astier (April 2011)

La Collégiale, Ribérac (April 2011)

 



 

Conductor:
John Jenkins

Musical Director, Variations Vocal Ensemble:
Alison Chew

Soloists:
Clementine Lovell (soprano)
Joanne Merry (mezzo soprano)
Russel Painter (tenor)
Daniel Roddick (baritone)

Outline for Easter Concert 2011 'Entente Cordiale'

Part I

1. Choir - 'I was Glad' - Parry

2. Orchestral item (to be finalised) 'Occasional Oratorio' -Handel

3. Soprano Solo & Choir- Dido's Lament 'When I am laid in earth' - Purcell ( Dido & Aeneas )
& following chorus; 'With drooping wings you Cupids come'

4. Choir - 'Zadok the priest' - Coronation Anthem - Handel

5 Soprano Solo-orchestra & Trumpet 'Let the Bright Seraphim' -Handel (Samson)

6. Choir - 'Blest Pair of Sirens' - Parry

Part 2; French Opera Programme
Bizet items

1. Orchestra - Overture to 'Carmen'

2. Extracts from CARMEN;
- 'Habanera'- Mezzo Soprano & Chorus
- Toreador song 'Votre Toast'- (Escamillo -Baritone & Men's Chorus)
- Solo Tenor- 'La Fleur qui tu m'avais jetée'
- 'March of the Toreadors' ('Les voici, voici la quadrille')

3. Duet (Tenor & Baritone) 'Au Fond de Temple Saint'

4. Gounod;
'Soldiers Chorus' from 'Faust'

5. 'Offenbach;
Duo de la Mouche' from Orpheus in the Underworld ( Soprano & Baritone)

6. Chorus - 'Barcarolle' from des Contes d'Hoffmann

7. Mascagni
- Chorus & Soprano solo 'Easter Hymn' from 'Cavalleria Rusticana'

Orchestra

Violins
Richard Layton
Leader of thé orchestra

Michel Aladjem
Elise Chouquet
Beryl Jago
Nigel Keatley
Adrian Taylor
Rachel Vincent
Caroline van de Watering

Violoncelles
Hilary Hopwood
Elizabeth Lindsay-Rea
Nicolas Priestley

Violas
David Harris
Malcolm Henderson
Mikaela Howard

Contrebasse
Polly Falvey

Basson
Philippe Lemoine Christine Sharratt

Hautbois
Vincent Lacou PierreSavinaud

Trompette
Laurent Beltran
Claudie Dejoie

Trombone
Michel Dufreix
Cyril Triballau
Olivier Viseux

French horn
Philippe Choquet David Meyer Kay Salomon Tom Salomon

Clarinette
Nathalie Dufreix
Jean-Paul Moncoucut

Flûte
Helen Charrier
Sophie Chouquet

Piccolo
Helen Charrier

TimbaleJean Bourdoncle

Percussion
Léo Chateauvieux

Clavier
Muriel Buffière

Choir

Sopranos
Jan Adams
Alison Chew
Monique Courmont
Emmanuelle Doyen
Carmel du Plessis
Peggy Little
Sheila Marshall
Eve Palmer
Helene Puhl
Joyce Reeves
Teresa Rekowska
Annora Tiley
Valerie Wareham
Tricia West
Dorothy White

Altos
Anne-Marie Arnoult
Debbie de Beer
Francine Couloume
Judy Doyie
Tracy Faulkner
Andrea Frazer-Outen
Ingrid Lowe
Jane Macpherson
Joanne Merry
Sue Palfreyman
Jacky Raeburn

Tenors
Ken Brackenbury
Gérard Chatillon
Philippe Green
Jamie Henderson
Neville Palmer
Iain Saville
lan de le Vingne
lain Watt

Basses
Roger Adams
Jean Luc Ballet
Richard Clarke
Paul Faulkner
Ian Grocott
Graham Howard
George Macpherson
Keith Nicholson
Reg Reeves
Cedric Slinn
Jean-Marie Valantin

 

COMMENTS RECEIVED

Chère Veronica, je tiens à te dire que j'ai passé encore une fois, un excellent moment à la fois musical et amical. J'attends avec impatience le prochain concert! Jouer avec Variations et sous la direction de John est vraiment un grand plaisir. Bravo et merci pour tout ce travail! Un seul regret... cela ne dure pas assez longtemps... (smile!) A très bientôt et très amicalement Philippe Lemoine

It was as always a huge pleasure to perform with Variations. The choir are sounding fantastic, and a great sound from the orchestra led brilliantly by John. Congratulations especially to Alison and to Veronica for making it such a resounding success. Very sorry not to make the Sunday lunch and concert. Hope to see you all again next time! With love to all, Clem xxx (Clementine Lovell - Soprano)

just to reiterate Clems words..... It was a great pleasure to be asked back to sing with the choir. I can't believe what difference the sound you are making from 12 months previous! keep up the good work guys, and see you again soon........ I Hope! love Russell aka one pearl fisher! (Russel Painter - Tenor) And from the other pearl fisher.... Likewise, a real pleasure to sing with you all once again. Thank you for making us so welcome. And congratulations for all your success. Similarly, very much looking to the next one! Love, Dan (Daniel Roddick - Baritone)

Dear all, A very big thank you to you all for the very kind welcome and encouragement which you gave to me - it could have been daunting but it really wasn't. This is such a supportive and friendly choir - so many members came to speak to us during the course of rehearsals and were so helpful - it was a delight to be part of the performance and it would be a great pleasure to perform with you again. Our daughters came to the St Astier concert and were very impressed and positive about the quality of the performances. We felt we couldn't abandon them on their last day in France and were so sorry to miss the lunch but we return to England with very happy memories. A bientot! Jo Merry (Mezzo Soprano) xx