London Sangerstevne

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St Matthew's Church, Ealing and St Peter's Church, Vauxhall Saturday 14th - Sunday 15th May 2011

The Sangerstevne is a non-competitive international choral festival, featuring 28 choirs. We opened the first concert of the main festival! This was from noon until 2pm on Saturday at St Matthew's (Ealing), with six other choirs:

  • Church Street Choir (England)
  • Klaipeda Vydūno School Choir (Lithuania)
  • Paddington Academy Choir (England)
  • Signature (England)
  • Sounding It Out (England)
  • Wildern Community Choir (England)

Programme:

  • Fairest Isle (H Purcell)
  • Jikele Maweni (trad. Xhosa; arr. C Killerby)
  • Tsmindao Gmerto (trad. Georgia)
  • Valerie (The Zutons; arr. L Davies)

At the end of the concert, everyone sang two festival songs together: Mine Abode May Syon Be (John Dowland) and Shenandoah (trad.). There were also three more concerts later in the day.

On Sunday at 2.30pm we joined Carmina Romana from France at St Peter's (Vauxhall) for a longer programme:

  • Nanuma - a welcome song (trad. Fiji; arr. C Killerby)
  • Kancho (trad. Ghana; arr. C Killerby)
  • Jikele Maweni (trad. Xhosa; arr. C Killerby)
  • Fairest Isle (H Purcell)
  • Fix You (Coldplay; arr. C Killerby)
  • Tsmindao Gmerto (trad. Georgia)
  • Hyon Da (trad. Icelandic)
  • Plovi Barko (trad. Croatian)
  • Valerie (The Zutons; arr. L Davies)
  • Oh When The Saints - mash-up (trad. USA)
  • Beside the Seaside (J A Glover-Kind; arr. A Carter)