The Swan Singers will be at the Bishop’s Palace in Wells on Saturday 14th December as part of the Christmas celebrations ‘Christmas at the Palace’.
Between 12.00 noon and 12.45 pm we will be in the Bishop’s Chapel performing some wonderful sacred Christmas music by composers old and new.
At 1.15 pm the singers will move to the Gallery to indulge in a selection of lighter Christmas musical fare, with gems such as Sleigh Ride and Have yourself a merry little Christmas, and many other seasonal favourites.
Swans On Tour Yorkshire 2018!!
Monday 28th May – Carlisle Cathedral (evensong) Skempton – Preces and Responses Howells – Magnificat and Nunc ‘Collegium Regale’ Howells – Like as the Hart
Wednesday 30th May – Giggleswick School Chapel Bainton – And I Saw a New Heaven Blow – Salvator Mundi Byrd – Sing Joyfully Finzi – Lo the Full Final Sacrifice Gibbons – O Clap your Hands Harris – Faire is the heaven Howells – Like as the Hart Ireland – Greater Love hath No Man Parsons – Ave Maria Philips – Ascendit Deus Purcell – Hear my Prayer, O Lord Purcell – I was glad when they said unto me Stanford – Beati Quorum Via Stanford – Coelos Ascendit Hodie Tallis – Loquebantur Variis Linguis Tallis – O Nata Lux de Lumine
Thursday 31st May – lunchtime informal concert with tea and cake
Hear my Prayer, O Lord (Purcell)
Beati Quorum Via (Stanford)
O Clap your Hands (Gibbons)
Like as the Hart (Howells)
Locquebantur Variis Linguis (Tallis)
Lo the Full Final Sacrifice (Finzi)
Faire is the Heaven (Harris)
Amazing Grace (Todd)
My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land (Elgar)
The Mermaid (Whitworth)
Wade in the Water (Hogan)
Blue Moon (Blackwell)
Tea for Two (Gritton)
Encore: Poisoning Pigeons in the Park! (Tom Lehrer)
Saturday 16 December 2017 Bishop’s Palace, Wells
The Swan Singers gathered in the Chapel of the Bishop’s Palace and round the piano in the Long Gallery for festive music as part of the Christmas at the Palace festival. bishopspalace.org.uk
Sunday 10 December 2017
3pm St Thomas’ Church, Wells
‘Carols and Cakes’
Our annual afternoon concert of seasonal fare both edible and choral!
The Swan Singers and the children of Wells Cathedral Song Squad join forces for some Christmas jollity and audience carols.
Our programme: Bethlehem Down The Three Kings O Magnum (Victoria) Away in a Manger (Short) Can it be True (Habershon) Legend of the Raven (Baker Hytch) Lamb 12 Days of Xmas “Noel” round Once in Royal David’s City O Little Town of Bethlehem Unto Us is Born a Son God Rest ye Merry Gentlemen While Shepherds Watched Hark the Herald Angels Sing O Come all ye Faithful
The German Reformation
Marking the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s 39 Articles, a survey of choral music in Germany from the 16th to 18th centuries including works by Calvisius, Praetorius, Luther and J S Bach.