The Catholic Church of Christ the Prince of Peace
Date(s) - 06-March
Our Spring Concert is now much earlier in the year; we’ll all be celebrating the start of Spring in March! And it’s on a Friday evening. We’ll be back at our traditional and well-loved venue of the Catholic Church, Christ Prince of Peace, with its beautiful atmosphere and wonderful acoustics.
The choir recently had a very successful sell-out Christmas Concert, which sent our audience out knowing that they had well and truly started their Christmas celebrations. This Spring concert will be our first big concert of 2020 and it will feature a great variety of pieces to entertain and move you.
For the guest spots for this concert, we are delighted to welcome pianists Hannah Stanley and Gareth Giles for both solo and duet performances. Hannah and Gareth are both wonderful long term friends of the choir. They are probably well- known to many of our audience for their brilliant virtuoso performances in a wide variety of styles including jazz, cocktail, show tunes, ballads and light classical. If you’ve heard Hannah and Gareth before, you will know you are in for a real treat!
As always, the choir’s varied programme has something for everyone with many modern classics and several pieces new to our repertoire, together with more traditional male voice choir pieces including songs from musical shows, spirituals, Welsh hymns and traditional songs. All this sung in 4-part harmony with that wonderful solid sound from the very quiet and unaccompanied to stirring crescendos.
As a flavour of what you can expect, here are some of the newer pieces in our repertoire that we are certain to be performing:
The iconic Top ten 1983 hit- ‘Africa’ by Toto; ‘Run’, the Snow Patrol 2004 alternative rock hit; Queen’s Freddie Mercury’s 1976 hit ‘Somebody to Love’; Elvis’s 60’s ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’; Gershwin’s ‘Fascinating Rhythm’, and Glen Miller’s big band piece ‘In the Mood’; and as a complete contrast a wonderful haunting a cappella setting of Tennyson’s famous poem ‘Crossing the Bar’.
We promise to send you home delighted with your evening with us and with our guests Hannah and Gareth.
Our retiring collection will be for Elmbridge Rentstart, who support local people who are homeless or vulnerably housed. Each year they house and support around 150 people and help them move on with their lives. This is a great and successful local charity that needs and deserves all our support.