DERBY INTERVIEW (mp3)
Buxton Methodist Church
A musical mélange of reflections and recollections by the voices and instruments that brought you the 2012 award-winning “ Humour in Harmony”. A choral collage ranging from a Festival Gloria in the Latin language, through divers distractions, to John Kilpatrick’s Edward Lear suite "The Story of the Jumblies".
The performance was a success, though we didn't get an award or a nomination this year. See the Fringe review.
They sailed away for a year-and-a-day
Sheffield Lydian Ensemble comprised:
Choir - Sheffield Lydian Singers, a mixed choir of 14 voices
Instruments - an 8-piece wind ensemble (clarinets, horn, trombones) plus percussion and keyboards
Directed by John Kilpatrick
a Bong Tree
See here for the
PROGRAMME including programme notes and
most of the words; the remaining words are in this SUPPLEMENT
The programme's opening welcome and safety announcement was, in fact, a sung item (3 tenors and instrumental backing). Then came the first performance of a Festival Gloria written under the pseudonym Anthony Saintsman, which had been rejected (along with all other entries) in a competition run by a Sheffield choral society. After several choral and instrumental pieces, it proceeded to the more substantial "Story of the Jumblies", and ended with a beguine "To say goodbye".
After the end of the programme there were light refreshments, including the specially-made Bong Tree Biscuits.
a Bong Tree