We had an enlightened and entertaining evening with Philip giving a very good talk on Christmas carols.
A wonderful and entertaining evening was had by all. A good turn out for a Summer Concert which included a piece written by the accompanist Richard Wilkins which was premiered at the concert. He was extremely happy with the performance.
Pieces arranged by the Musical Director Philip Norman were also very well received, particularly with amusement the way he kept the choir holding one note on his piece Kalinka.
Questors Choir were very pleased to be included in the line up of this Sangerstevne. We will be performing the "Kyrie" and "Gloria" from Missa Choralis by Franz Liszt which we are also performing as part of our Spring Concert.
We had an enjoyable time with a good turn out of the choir.
Press article issued 14th March 2016
"Questors Choir – Beethoven’s Vienna and the crème de la crème
There was a full house for Questors Choir's celebration of 200 years of American music at St Martin's Church in West Acton. This Questors Choir Summer Concert coincided with the bicentenary of American President John Quincy Adams time living in Ealing. The programme included spirituals, the first American classical works by John K Payne and Horatio W Parker, and then Jazz, musicals, country and of course rock'n roll. The audience would have known most of the music, but might not have been familiar with the earlier classic and religious pieces. Of course, good old John Quincy Adams would have loved them
The Choir sang: I feel pretty; Kyrie from Mass in D; Come where my love lies dreaming; Joshua fit the battle of Jericho ; My Lord! What a Morning; Listen to the lambs; When I see an elephant fly; Sixteen tons; Hora Novissima; Ain’t misbehavin’; Are you lonesome tonight?; Jailhouse Rock. Questors ensemble offered the shapenote Anthem from Revelation, The Way We Were and Lipstick on Your Collar; and there were solo items from choir members. Pictures: Simon Bishop
Little Ealing History Group – An American President in Ealing – www.littleealinghistorygroup.org.uk
The main event of each Sangerstevne is the Festival on the Saturday afternoon and evening. A series of concerts will be held in St Matthew's Church, North Common Road, Ealing W5 2QA. Read more about the Festival at http://www.pnms.co.uk/sangerstevne/english/english_2015.html