The Elements: October 2016
Another cafe-style event at the Voyager, this concert included the beautiful songs Sure on This Shining Night by Samuel Barber and Rutter’s A Gaelic Blessing, in addition to popular songs such as Oklahoma, Colours of the Wind and Bridge Over Troubled Water. Solos by members of the choir were also featured, and the Consort performed The Long Day Closes.
This was the last concert for Steph Anderson, who had been the accompanist since the Choir was formed.
We were also joined by Club 73 who gave an enthusiastic and enjoyable performance.
Light and Shadow: May 2016
This relaxed and informal concert, featuring the choir, soloists and small groups was held at the Voyager Academy. A new audience layout (cafe-style) was tried, and this allowed people to enjoy a glass of wine while watching the concert. The repertoire, on the theme of Light and Shadow included La Nuit by Rameau, Cantique de Jean Racine by Fauré, popular songs such as The Sound of Silence and River of Dreams, and golden oldies Blue Moon and I Could Have Danced All Night.
Love Came Down at Christmas: December 2015
Love Came Down at Christmas was our second Christmas concert at the Voyager Academy and the first with our current Musical Director, James Dixon. It featured a variety of Christmas music performed by the full choir, the Consort group, tenors & basses only, and sopranos and altos only. We were joined by a brass ensemble from the Salvation Army, Club 73, Peterborough Young Singers and St Augustine’s Junior Choir, and even by a large and enthusiastic audience singing traditional carols.
Midsummer Music: July 2015
A lighter programme, our summer concert featured Classical Reflection, and appearances by Club 73 and St. Augustine’s Junior School Choir. We reprised some of our earlier repertoire such as Bridge Over Troubled Water, Black is the Colour, Ave Verum and Barbara Ann, and sang a medley from ‘Les Miserables’.
The History of Music: May 2015
The centrepiece of this concert was Fauré’s Requiem, which we had worked on since the beginning of the year. We put on a good performance and received some very positive comments from the audience. The choir and invited orchestra performed a variety of pieces illustrating classical, choral and folk music over the years. We were joined by the Peterborough School Choir.
Christmas Concert: December 2014
Peterborough Take Note Launch Concert: April 2014
This was our first concert and was held as a get-together for friends and family, to launch the choir and give the experience of performing to those singers who had not previously performed in public. It was a really enjoyable informal gathering held in St John’s Hall, Mayor’s Walk (which was also our rehearsal venue until the choir outgrew the space). We sang a wide range of songs, including folk songs such as Shoshone Love Song and Black in the Colour, Mozart’s beautiful Ave Verum, and Barbara Ann.