Stuart Singers' Concert
The Stuart Singers normally hold a pair of concerts at Holy Trinity church in Minchinhampton in early June. In 2014 the Friday night concert was held in Minchinhampton on 6th, and the Saturday concert on 7th was held at St Mary’s church in Tetbury. Both were a great success.
Each evening got off to a rousing start with the spiritual Soon-ah will be done, followed by a rafter-raising rendition of Zadok the priest. Performances of Nellie the elephant and The teddy bears' picnic provided light relief, whilst the choir's language skills were on display as it tackled the Welsh classic Diolch I'r Ior. As always, the programme featured our trademark eclectic mix of styles.
For many, the highlight of the night was a superb new song, especially written by the choir’s accompanist Barrie Cooper to commemorate the centenary of the start of WWI. The soldier is a setting of Rupert Brooke's famous poem, which Barrie has clothed in music of sensitivity and serenity. Each half of the concert finished with a medley of songs: Sounds of Simon and Garfunkel and five numbers from Jesus Christ Superstar.
The Rotary Club of the South Cotswolds hosted the Tetbury concert, and the money raised will be donated to local charity Allsorts, which supports children with any disability or other needs and their families, and also to Our Streets Our Children which helps disadvantaged children in Nepal.
We are delighted that we will be hosting The Stuart Singers 2015 concert in St Mary's Church in Tetbury on Saturday 13th June. We are sure that it be another rousing occassion.
For further information on The Stuart Singers' programme of concerts click here.