Summer Concert 2012 - Down Beside the Railroad

Saturday, 14 July, 2012 - 19:30
St John's, Mattock Lane, West Ealing, London, W13 9LA

Questors Choir offered folk songs from across Britain, Ireland, northern and eastern Europe, Russia and America, including 'Down beside the Railroad'. Musical Director Philip Norman selected many well-known and some not-so-well-known songs of the common people, and created arrangements specially for the Choir.

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Title Song - Twenty Terriers (USA)*

England - Early One Morning Arr: Jeremy Rawson; The Water is Wide Arr: Adriano Secco; Shanty!* (Incorporating Whip Jamboree and Leave Her Johnny)

Solos - I Know a Bank Betty Roe (Betty Roe - Piano, Fiona Gardner - Flute); My Lagan Love Arr. Hamilton Harty (Rachel Seghers)

Ireland - Molly Malone Arr: Jeremy Rawson; Londonderry Air Arr: Jeremy Rawson

Piano Duet - Country Gardens - Handkerchief Dance Arr: Henry Geehl; Shepherd's Hey (Morris Dance)` Arr: Henry Geehl (Betty Roe, Richard Wilkins)

Norway - Byssan Lull*; Halling* (Incorporating Halling, and Den ti e va ein liten Gut)

Instrumental Duet - Metamorphoses*; (Fiona Gardner - Flute, Joanne Wythe - Double Bass)

USA - My Lord’s Gonna Rain Down Fire*; My Lord Delivered Daniel*


Wales - All Through the Night*; Men of Harlech*

Piano Duet - Recollections of Wales, "The Ash Grove" Henry Brinley Richards (Betty Roe, Richard Wilkins)

Scotland - Ye Banks And Braes Arr: Jeremy Rawson; Comin' Through The Rye Arr: Jeremy Rawson

Vocal Trio - The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy). Simon and Garfunkel (Fiona Gardner, Joanne Wythe, Ellie Marsden)

Solos - Modern folk (Ellie Marden)

Czech Republic - Farmer Tulip* (Incorporating Farmer, Farmer, and Forest Ranger)

Solos - Mike Gahan Mainly as himself

Russia - Snowberry* (Incorporating The Vain Suitor and Kalinka)

* = “Mea maxima culpa!” - Philip Norman