Circle Singers Events - Season 2016
On Saturday 23rd April Circle Singers, Musical Director Peter Sheppard, gave a concert 'O England' - an entertainment from two Elizabethan eras at
St Mary Magdalene Church, Lillington in aid of the Mayor's charities
Circle Singers Events - Season 2015
On Saturday 5th December Circle Singers, Musical Director Peter Sheppard, gave an Advent concert with readings and audience carols
St John the Baptist Church, Fleet Street, Coventry CV1 3AY
Circle's BBQ at Peter's house on Saturday 29th August
Peter - BBQ chef in charge of the cooking rather than the singing!
Circle members relaxing in the garden
The Concert 'In the Mood' at Christ Church, Priory Terrace, L/Spa
Circle Singers 'In the Mood!'
The Concert 'In the Mood' at Priors Marston Church
Circle Singers 'In the Mood - Again!'
Circle enjoying the interval refreshments
Circle Singers Events - Season 2014
The Advent Carol Concert at Priors Marston Church
'Circle' escape the cold and relax in the pub after rehearsal.
Everone enjoys mulled wine, mincepies and cakes during the interval.
Beresford hands over the baton to Peter Sheppard
Beresford presents Peter a Baton
Beresford receives The Mayor of Leamington Spa Annual Award
On 24th May 2014 during a ceremony at the Royal Leamington Spa town hall Beresford King-Smith was presented with an award in recognition of the contribution he has made as Musical Director of the Circle Singers. During his tenure of the choir 'Circle' has given many concerts both in and around Leamington Spa which have contributed to Mayor of Leamington's Charities. .
Mayor of Leamington's Award
Beresford receives The Mayor of Leamington's Award
Beresford's Final Concert
On Saturday 5th April 'Circle' gave a concert at Christ Church, Priory Terrace Leamington Spa in aid of the Mayor of Leamington Spa's charities. Beresford has been the Musical Director of the Circle Singers for 21 years and this concert was Beresford's final concert before retiring.
The concert was titled 'The Rythm of Life' and contained a broad spectrum of pieces reflecting the title and also the spirit of music which Beresford has brought to the choir.
Beresford and the Circle Singers at Beresford's final concert
Beresford hands over to Peter Sheppard at his final rehearsal at Radford Road Church
Circle Singers Events - Season 2013
A Christmas Charity Carol Concert
On Saturday 14th December 'Circle' gave a concert of Christmas carols at St. Mark's Church Hall Leamington Spa in aid of ENRYCH
A concert of English music including the Music of Henry Purcell
On Saturday 19th October 'Circle' gave a concert of music by Henry Purcell and other English composers with Brian Robertson, (baritone) and The Cabinet of Curiosities, (a baroque string group).at St John's Church, Fleet Street, Coventry CV1 3AY in aid of St John's Church Restoration Fund The concert was entitled 'Music for a while'
A Concert of English Music at St Johns Church, Coventry
Circle Singers Celebrates Beresford's 20th year as Musical Director
On Saturday 20th July and Sunday 21st July 2013 'Circle' gave two 'Summer Serenade' concerts at St Mark's Church, Leamington Spa in aid of the St Mark's Gilbert Scott Trust and Sutton Coldfield United Reformed Church in aid of the 'Macular Society' the church project. The concerts also marked the 20th anniversary of Beresford King-Smith as the Musical Director of 'Circle'.
The main items in both concerts were Brahms 'Liebeslieder Waltzes Op52' and Elgar's 'Dance and Lullaby' from the 'Bavarian Highlands'. In addition a programme of 'summery' music was given including works by Gershwin, John Hatton, Randall Thompson, Schubert, Beresford King-Smith and Flanders & Swan.
Accompaniaments for the various pieces was given by Lynne Adams and Rosemary Robinson who also delighted the audience with piano duets by Brahms and Faure'.
The Circle Singers with Beresford King-Smith
Lynne Adams Rosemary Robinson
Circle Singers - Summer Serenade at St Mark's Church
Circle Singers Events - Season 2012
Circle Celebrates Her Majesty the Queen's Diamond Jubilee
On Sunday 10th June 2012 Circle celebrated the Queens Golden Jubilee by giving a concert of 'regal' music at the United Reformed Church. Sutton Coldfield
Circle Singers visit to Holland
Circle Singers were privileged to visit Holland in the spring time and give concerts in both Leiden and The Hague.
On 13th April they joined two local choirs to sing in the Lockhorstkerk in the beautiful old University City of Leiden, where the Pilgrim Fathers were hospitably received prior to their setting off for the New World. On the following day, the Circle Singers sang, on their own, in the Christus Triumfatorkerk in The Hague (Holland's political capital). This impressive church has strong links with Coventry Cathedral; it was rebuilt in the same year (1962 – just 50 years ago), and this year it is hosting a 'Coventry Cross of Nails'.
Musical Director Beresford King-Smith reports, 'Our concerts were very well received, with standing ovations in both places. In Leiden, we worked with two local choirs, which proved a very enjoyable experience, both musically and socially. Some of our singers were privately hosted by members of the Leiden choir. We hope that, at a later date, these two choirs will come over to England, so that we can give some joint concerts here.'
Leiden Christus Triumfactor
Leiden Concert Rehearsal _______________________________________________________________