Circle Singers Concert Archive

Circle Singers Concert Calender - Season 2016



On Saturday 22nd of October Circle Singers, Musical Director Peter Sheppard, sang a concert of meditative choral music
at St Peter's Church Inkberrow.


On Saturday 12th December Circle Singers sang a group of Christmas carols and festive pieces in the garden at The New Place, Stratford upon Avon. The picture shows the members gathering prior to singing.
 

Stratford Concert
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Lillington Concert

Circle Singers Concert Calender - Season 2015

  On Saturday 5th December Circle Singers, Musical Director Peter Sheppard, gave an Advent concert with readings and audience carols
at
St John the Baptist Church, Fleet Street, Coventry CV1 3AY





On Sunday 28th June Circle Singers, Musical Director Peter Sheppard, sang a concert
‘In the Mood - a concert of swing and jazz arrangements .’
at St Leonard's Church, Shuckburgh Road, Priors Marston CV47 7RR.

The concert was in aid of church funds.



On Saturday 21st March at 7:30 pm Circle Singers, Musical Director Peter Sheppard, sang a concert ‘In the Mood - a light programme of popular (American themed) swing and jazz arrangements from musicals, shows and spirituals .’
at Christ Church, Priory Terrace, L/Spa CV31 1BA.

The concert was in support of The Mayor of Royal Leamington Spa’s Charities: One World Link, Leamington Children’s Centres and Warwick District Mobility.


 
 
 

Circle Singers Concert Calender - Season 2014

On Saturday 6th December Circle Singers, Musical Director Peter Sheppard, sang a festive concert 'An Advent Celebration' at St Leonards Church, School Lane, Priors Marston CV47 7RR






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Circle Singers at Packwood House

On Sunday 28th September Circle Singers, Musical Director Peter Sheppard, sang a programme of unaccompanied pieces at Packwood House (National Trust), Lapworth, Solihull B94 6AT

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On Saturday 28th June 'Circle' with Musical Director Peter Sheppard gave a concert 'Music for a Summer's ' Day at St Gregory's Church as part of the celebrations for Offchurch Open Gardens


 

 


On Saturday 5th April 'Circle' gave a Concert at ChristChurch, Priory Terrace, Leamington Spa CV31 1BA in aid of The Mayor of Leamington Spa Charities

 
 

Circle Singers Concert Calender - Season 2013


 

On Saturday 14th December 'Circle' gave a Christmas Charity Carol Concert at St Mark's Church Hall, Rugby Road, Leamington Spa CV32 6DL in aid of ENRYCH

 

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On Sunday 15th December 'Circle' gave a Christmas Carol Concert 'Christmas is Coming' at St Nicholas Church, Church Lane, Radford Semele CV31 1US in aid of St Nicholas Church

 

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On Saturday 19th October 'Cirlce' gave a concert of music by Henry Purcell and other English composers at St John's Church, Fleet Street, Coventry CV1 3AY in aid of St John's Church Restoration Fund entitled 'Music for a while'

.Music was performed by the Circle Singers of Royal Leamington Spa (Musical Director, Beresford King-Smith, in his 20th season with the choir) with soloist Brian Robertson, (baritone) and The Cabinet of Curiosities, (a baroque string group).

Besides both music choral and instrumental by Purcell, there was also songs and part-songs by other English composers such as Vaughan Williams, Benjamin Britten (in his centenary year), Michael Tippett, Charles Stanford and John Rutter, as well as the first performance of a short new work by the choir's director, Beresford King-Smith.


 

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On Saturday 20th July 2013 and Sunday 21st July 2013 'Circle'presented two concerts called 'Summer Serenade' at St Mark's Church, Leamington Spa and Sutton Coldfield United Reformed Church


 

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On Sunday 9th June 2013 'Circle' presented a concert 'Songs for a Summer's Afternoon' followed by Tea and Cakes and Choral Evensong in St Gregory's Church.


 

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On Saturday 9th February 2013 'Circle' presented a concert 'Love Changes Everything' - a concert of tuneful choral music looking forward to St. Valentine's Day supporting The Mayor of Leamington's Charities


 
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Circle Singers Concert Calender - Season 2012


 

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On Saturday 15th December 2012 'Circle' presented a
concert 'Walking in the Air' - of 'seasonal' music in aid of
FROLIC (Friends for the Renovation Of Long Itchington Church). The concert was very well received and a jolly good time was had by all. A sum of over £800 was raised for the church renovation.




Circle at Long Itchington Church

 
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On Saturday 29th September 2012 presented a 'Concert of Choral Music' at Stratford-upon-Avon Methodist Church in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations.
The concert was in aid of the church redevelopment fund and a total of £540 was raised.


 
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On Sunday 10th June 2012 Circle Singers and The Holborne Recorder Consort presented a concert marking the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations.

The concert took place at the United Reformed Church, Sutton Coldfield.



 
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Circle Singers visit to Holland


  On Friday 13th April 2012 Circle travelled to Holland
and joined the 'Klein Leids Liederen Choir' Leiden and the vocal ensemble
'Pur Sang' Leidendorp in a concert of varied choral music at the Lokhorstkork in Leiden.

On the following day Saturday 14th April Circle presented a concert at the 'Christus Triumfatorkerk' in the Hague as part of their Jubilee celebrations.
















 

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On Saturday 31st March 2012 Circle presented a concert of
'Choral Music from Many Lands' at St Christopher's Church, Coventry



 

Circle Singers Concert Calender - Season 2011


  On Saturday 17th December 2011 Circle presented a concert of Christmas music and readings at Radford Road Church, Leamington Spa

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On 14th October 2011 Circle presented a concert with a Scottish flavour at St Columba's Church, Coventry

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Beresford's 80th Bithday

This year our musical director, Bereford King-Smith, celebrated his 80th birthday. To honour this occasion a celebratory concert was held on the 11th of June at Sutton Coldfield United Reformed Church.

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Joint concerts with The Linsdale Singers of Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

Circle Singers joined forces with The Linsdale Singers of Leighton Buzzard (Musical Director:- Dennis Pim) to present two concerts.
The first concert was at St John's Church, Fleet St. Coventry on April 9th and the second concert was on Saturday 7th May at Hockliffe St. Baptist Church, Leighton Buzzard.

 

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The programmes are given below:-

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80th Birthday Concert for Beresford King-Smith
June 11th 2011
Sutton Coldfield United Reformed Church,
Sutton Coldfield

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Christmas Celebrations



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Circle Singers added to the festive spirit at Upton House (National Trust, near Banbury) when it opened for visitors on:-

Sunday afternoon, 12th December.

'Circle' presented familiar and not-so-familiar seasonal choral music and seasonal readings and and there was lively audience participation.


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The choir was again conducted by Lynne Adams who can be seen below conducting the choir earlier this year in the gardens at Upton House.

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CIRCLE SINGERS GOLDEN JUBILEE CONCERT

Our Golden Jubilee Concert took place at Dale Street Methodist Church, Leamington Spa (where 'Circle' was founded!) on Saturday 15th May 2010

 

The exciting mixed programme included two items for augmented choir consisting of both present and previous members

Handel's great Coronation Anthem, 'Zadok the priest', which was directed by Circle's founding Musical Director, Chris Ward.

Parry's splendid anthem, 'I was glad', which was directed by Circle's current Musical Director, Beresford King-Smith

Randall Thompson Matthew Harris





 

 George F.Handel | Sir Hubert Parry | Matthew Harris | Randall Thompson 










 

 Rosemary Robinson                                              Lynne Adams 

Golden Jubilee Concert

Lynne Adams piano & organ

 

Rosemary Robinson piano & harpsichord

Instrumentalists and soloists

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Part 1

Gabriel Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine

Randall Thompson: Four Country Songs from 'Frostiana'
The Road not Taken / Come in (SAA) / Stopping by Woods (TBB) / Choose something like a star

Matthew Harris: Four Shakespeare Songs, Book II (directed by Lynne Adams)
Take, O take / Tell me where is fancy bred / Under the greenwood tree / Come away, come away, death

Randall Thompson: Alleluia

Augmented Choir – George Frederic Handel: Coronation Anthem, Zadok the Priest
Conducted by the choir's first Musical Director, Chris Ward

- INTERVAL -

Part 2

Augmented Choir – Hubert Parry: I was glad

Rosemary Robinson: O Frabjous Day!
('A Cantata for the First Day in April' – First Public Performance)

Beresford King-Smith: The Golden Journey to Samarkand(First Performance)

Cy Coleman: The Rhythm of Life (with piano duet)

Paul Simon: Bridge over troubled water