14th June 2021

Chamber Choir Returns” - a Copyright article by the Jersey Evening Post

We resumed our rehearsals in a gradual way on the 18th March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This picture was taken at Jersey Academy of Music on 27th May 2021 (for the Town Church concert flyer)

Music for a Summer’s evening
- a Town church concert:
8th July @ 8PM

A concert to bid farewell to Malcolm Whittell who has played for many island musical events over the years and who is now retiring back to his home county of Yorkshire.

Salve Regina –gentlemen – Gregorian (6th C)

Locus Iste -Anton Bruckner (19th C)

Wade in the Water  arr. Mark Hayes

Witness –arr. Jack Halloran

‘Were you there?’ arr. James Whitbourn

 Surgens Jesus –Peter Philips (16 -17th C )

Laudi alla vergine – ladies –Guiseppe Verdi (19th C)

The Seal Lullaby – Eric Whitacre (2008)

‘A Nightingale sang’ –arr. John Farnon and JW (20th C)

Spaseniye sodelal –Pavel Tschesnokoff (20th C)

ORGAN Solo by Malcolm Whittell
Toccata & Fugue in D minor (BWV 565)
by JS Bach (1704)

‘Shenandoah’ arr. Bob Chilcott

‘Londonderry Air’ arr. Chilcott

 Beati quorum via…Charles Villiers Stanford (circa 1900)

6th December: A Christmas Concert with the Band of the Island of Jersey was cancelled due to COVID.

The choir sang at the wedding of Aaron and Lydia on Saturday 4th December 2021 at the Our Lady of the Annunciation Church in St Martin (Roman Catholic Church). We sang My Love is like a red, red rose (Robert Burns/ Donald Cashmore), an Irish Blessing (Bob Chilcott), Panis Angelicus and the hymn Jerusalem.

The Advent Concert on Thursday 2nd December at St Helier Methodist Centre in aid of Kairos Arts was a great success. The choir worked with Jonny Scott, Cathy Sara, Grace Garnier and Bouons Bassoon to produce a varied evening of entertainment which in turn raised a considerable sum to assist the work of Kairos Arts (which has gone on despite the pandemic).

Isaiah 7:14

Salve Regina - Gregorian chant c.600 AD

Modern Magnificat (Joy Cowley)

Come, Immanuel (Godfrey Rust)

Mary in the Forest - Trad. Arr. by John Farnon

This Endrys Night - medieval words, music Vaughan-Williams, Arr. John Farnon

Christmas Landscape (Laurie Lee)

Luke 2:4-7

Silent Night - Arr. By Malcolm Sargent: solo Kate Le Quesne

The Three Mummers - words Helen Taylor, music Michael Head

News Just In (Godfrey Rust)

Sweet little Jesus Boy - Trad. spiritual arr Michael Neaum; solo Karen Spencer

The Gifts of the Magi (A radio sketch based on novel by O’Henry))

Have yourself a merry little Christmas - Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane: solo Simone Garton

Ding Dong Merrily - 16th century French carol, Arr. Malcolm Archer

12 Days of Christmas

Make We Joy Now in this Fest - medieval words, Arr. Malcolm Archer

Amity sang the songs in bold text.

Readers: Cathy Sara & Jonny Scott

Pianist: Grace Garnier