Concert in support of humanitarian charities in Ukraine

Friday 6 May, 7.30pm

Cheltenham College is hosting a collaborative fundraising event to support humanitarian charities in Ukraine. The concert will be held within Cheltenham College Chapel, and will include individual performances from some of the very best choirs and ensembles in and around Gloucestershire – The Songmen, Elements Chamber Choir, St Cecilia Singers and Oriel Singers. 

The first half will feature sections given by each ensemble, and following the interval all choirs will join in a collaborative performance of the Duruflé Requiem.

Admission is free. However, to guarantee a seat, please book your ticket here. Doors open at 7.00pm, with a prompt 7.30pm start.

The event aims to raise funds for the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. Donations can be made by clicking here

Programme for the evening

Bill (U6, H) – Viola Prelude (Cello Suite no 4) – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Kimmy (5th, Ch) & Bill (U6, H) Violin & Viola. Passacaglia for Violin and Viola – Based on Handel (1685-1759) by Johan Halvorsen (1864-1935)

Saint Cecilia Singers My Soul there is a Country (Songs of Farewell) – Sir Charles H.H. Parry (1872-1918). Ave Maria – Robert Parsons (1535-1571)

Sophie (L6, Q) & Sonya (L6, W) – Voice Kimmy (5th, Ch), Georgie (5th, W), Bill (U6, H) & Henry (L6, NH) – Violins, Viola & Organ. Stabat Mater Dolorosa – Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)

Cheltenham College Schola Cantorum Dona Nobis Pacem (Mass in B minor) – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Elements Five Spirituals (A Child of our Time) – Sir Michael Tippett (1905-1998)

i) Steal Away

ii) Nobody Knows

iii) Go Down Moses

iv) By and By

v) Deep River

Kimmy (5th, Ch) & Henry (L6, NH) – Violin & Piano. Vocalise – Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

The Oriel Singers We Shall Walk Through the Valley in Peace – Undine Smith Moore (1904-1989), Kyrie (St Magnus Mass) – William Petter (1982-2016), How Can I Keep From Singing – Robert Lowry (1826-1899) arr. Sarah Quartel (b.1982)

Collegi8 Imagine – John Lennon (1940-1980) arr. Kirby Shaw

The Songmen Haec Dies – William Byrd (1543-1623), Heliseb väljadel – Urmas Sisask (b.1960), Me and Julio – Paul Simon (b.1941) arr. B Sawyer (b.1978)

Interval of 20 Minutes – A cash bar is available in the Dining Hall

Combined Choirs A Prayer for Ukraine – John Rutter, Directed by Ben Sawyer

Jonathan Hope Organ Improvisation on the National Anthem of Ukraine

Combined Choirs Requiem – Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986), Directed by David McKee, Organist Alexander Ffinch

i) Introït

ii) Kyrie

iii) Domine Jesu Christe – Baritone solo, Quentin Hayes

iv) Sanctus

v) Pie Jesu – Mezzo Soprano, Victoria Jess; Violoncello, Warwick Cole

vi) Agnus Dei

vii) Lux Aeterna

viii) Libera me – Baritone solo, Quentin Hayes

ix) In Paradisum