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Current Programme

Mendelssohn "Elijah"

Performed in St. Andrew's Parish Church, Farnham

Conducted by Robin Wells

Orchestra led by Sally Dewey  


Gabriel Fauré "Requiem"

Karl Jenkins "The Armed Man"

Performed in St. Andrew's Parish Church, Farnham

Conducted by Robin Wells

Orchestra led by Sally Dewey

Soloists:

Organist: Philip Scriven


Handel "Messiah"

Performed in St. Thomas-on-the-Bourne Church, Farnham

Conducted by: Robin Wells

Orchestra led by Sally Dewey

Soloists:


A Gala Concert of English Music

Hubert Parry "Blest Pair of Sirens"

Ralph Vaughan Williams "English Folksong Suite"

Edward Elgar "The Music Makers"

Arthur Sullivan "Overture - Yeoman of the Guard"

Robin Wells "A Festive Te Deum"

William Walton "Crown Imperial"

Thomas Arne "Rule Britannia"

Hubert Parry "Jerusalem"

Performed in Farnham Maltings

Conducted by Robin Wells

Orchestra led by Sally Dewey

Soloist:

 

Bach "Christmas Oratorio"

Performed in St. Thomas-on-the-Bourne Church, Farnham

Conducted by Robin Wells

Orchestra led by Sally Dewey

Soloists:


Giacomo Puccini “Messa di Gloria”

Giuseppe Verdi “Four Sacred Pieces”

Performed in Farnham Maltings

Conducted by Robin Wells

Orchestra led by Sally Dewey

Soloists:


Joseph Haydn “Missa Brevis St. Joannis de Deo (The Little Organ Mass)”

Maurice Duruflé  “Requiem”

Handel (arranged by Chris O'Hara) “Eternal Source of Light Divine”

Jeremiah Clarke “Suite for Trumpet and Organ”

Mark Blatchly “For the Fallen (arranged for SATB by Robin Wells)”

Performed in St. Thomas-on-the-Bourne Church, Farnham

Conducted by Robin Wells

Soloists:

Organist: Philip Scriven


A Christmas Celebration

Performed in St. Thomas-on-the-Bourne Church, Farnham

Conducted by Robin Wells

Jubilate Brass directed by David Clack

Organist: Simon Wyatt


Edward Elgar  “The Dream of Gerontius”

Performed in Farnham Maltings

Conducted by Robin Wells

Orchestra led by Sally Dewey

Soloists:


Mozart “Requiem”

Handel “Zadok the Priest”

Mozart “Eine kleine Nachtmusik”

Mendelssohn “Prayer for Peace”

Handel “Eternal Source of Light”

Blatchly “For the Fallen”

The Last Post

Performed in St. Thomas-on-the-Bourne Church, Farnham

Conducted by Robin Wells

Orchestra led by Sally Dewey

Soloists:

Trumpet: William Spencer


Carols by Candlelight

Performed in St. Thomas-on-the-Bourne Church, Farnham

Conducted by Robin Wells

Jubilate Brass directed by David Clack

Organist: Simon Wyatt


Last Night of the Proms Concert

Hubert Parry "Blest Pair of Sirens"

Edward Elgar "Coronation Ode"

Constant Lambert "Rio Grande"

Arthur Sullivan "Pineapple Poll Suite"

Thomas Arne "Rule Britannia"

Hubert Parry "Jerusalem"

Performed in the Farnham Maltings

Conducted by Robin Wells

Orchestra led by Sally Dewey

Soloists:

Piano Soloist: Diana Owen


Gabriel Fauré "Requiem"

Karl Jenkins "The Armed Man" (A Mass for Peace)

Performed in St. Thomas-on-the-Bourne Church

Conducted by Robin Wells

Orchestra led by Sally Dewey

Soloists:

Organist: Philip Scriven


Christmas Celebration

Carols, readings and highlights from Handel's "The Messiah"

Performed in St. Thomas-on-the-Bourne Church

Conducted by Robin Wells

Organist: Simon Wyatt

Bourne Brass:


90th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

Robin Wells “Psalmody” (first performance)

Charles Villiers Stanford “Songs of the Sea”

Ralph Vaughan Williams “A Sea Symphony”

Performed in The Maltings, Farnham

Conducted by Robin Wells

Orchestra led by Gillian Wallace

Soloists:


Gioachino Rossini “Petite Messe Solennelle”

Performed in The Maltings, Farnham

Conducted by Robin Wells

Soloists:

Pianist: Diana Owen

Organist: Graham Thorp


Christmas Concert for Choir, Brass and Organ

Carols, readings and “The Trumpet Shall Sound” from Handel's "The Messiah"

Performed in St. Thomas-on-the-Bourne Church

Conducted by Robin Wells

Bourne Brass:

Organist: Simon Wyatt


George Frideric Handel “Messiah”

Performed in St. Thomas-on-the-Bourne Church, Farnham

Conducted by Calum Fraser

Orchestra led by Sally Dewey

Soloists :


Haydn “Creation”

Performed in St. Thomas-on-the-Bourne Church, Farnham

Conducted by Calum Fraser

Orchestra led by Sally Dewey

Soloists :


Haydn “Little Organ Mass”

Whitacre “The Seal Lullaby”

Whitacre “Five Hebrew Love Songs”

Goodall “The Lord is My Shepherd”

Goodall “Eternal Light”

Performed in St. Thomas-on-the-Bourne Church, Farnham

Conducted by Calum Fraser

Orchestra led by Sally Dewey

Soloists :


Christmas Concert : Carols for Choir and Audience

Performed in St. Thomas-on-the-Bourne Church, Farnham

Conducted by Calum Fraser

Bourne Brass Ensemble

Organist: Simon Wyatt


Vaughn Williams “Five Mystical Songs”

Stainer “Crucifixion”

Performed in St. Thomas-on-the-Bourne Church, Farnham

Conducted by Calum Fraser

Soloists :

Organist: Philip Scriven


Handel “Arrival of the Queen of Sheba”

Handel “Zadok the Priest”

Handel “Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened”

Handel “The King Shall Rejoice”

Handel “My Heart is Inditing”

Vivaldi “Gloria”

Performed at Frensham Heights School

Conducted by Calum Fraser

Orchestra led by Sally Dewey

Soloists :







15 May 2010





13 November 2010

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12 March 2011

(Postponed from 18th December 2010 when the concert was cancelled due to snow)

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21 May 2011

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17 December 2011

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19 May 2012

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10 November 2012













15 December 2012






11 May 2013

Review in The Farnham Herald








9 November 2013

Review in The Farnham Herald
















14 December 2013

Audience Review by Betty Hyland





10 May 2014

















8 November 2014












13 December 2014














9 May 2015











14 November 2015











19 December 2015













19 March 2016










28 May 2016









2 November 2016












10 December 2016






18 March 2017









20 May 2017

Full House for Requiem Concert 

Ninety seven members of the Farnham & Bourne Choral Society sang in its Remembrance concert on Saturday 9th November at St. Thomas-in-the Bourne. The church had a capacity audience of 250, ranging in age from the single to the nearly triple figures. Judging by audience comments, the varied first half programme was a particular hit. It opened with Handel’s rousing chorus Zadok the Priest, followed by Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik, sensitively conducted by Robin Wells, and played by the 22-piece orchestra led by Sally Dewey. Mendelssohn’s short Prayer for Peace preceded another choral work by Handel. This was an arrangement of Eternal Source of Light Divine, from the Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, for solo soprano (beautifully sung by the pure voice of Jenny Sanders) and solo trumpet (played from the organ loft by Will Spencer). Due to its popularity, this item had been included for a second consecutive year.

For the Fallen, a poem set to music by Mark Blatchly for the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance in 1980, was then sung by the choir, perhaps a little muddily (how appropriate!) and immediately followed by the trumpeter’s perfect sounding of The Last Post from within the vestry. At this point there was many a moist eye.

Post interval, Mozart’s Requiem completed the concert. The soloists, Ruth Parr (soprano), Alex Lawrence (contralto), Hugh Hetherington (tenor) and Simon Cakebread (bass) were all proficient in their parts. While it must be said the choir had a wobbly moment or two in the more challenging passages, none was too obvious, and there was great applause at the end of the work.  

I, along with the audience, had a very enjoyable evening. There was a pleasant relaxed atmosphere - the big choir looked good - the red scarves adding to the festive spirit - and Jubilate Brass were a wonderful bonus.

The Choir produced a rich well balanced sound which was such a pleasure to listen to. It was a very interesting programme with some old favourites and some new - Adeste Fideles and Long Time Ago being particularly memorable. The mood changed with "Our Father's heart begotten" with its rather sombre words and six verses. However, it was great fun singing "While Shepherds Watched....." to "Ilkley" - we all enjoyed singing along with that!

The warm receptive audience completed the festive atmosphere, and as I watched people leaving the Church, they mostly had huge smiles on their faces having had a lovely evening listening to evocative Christmas music.