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Choir News - March 2019

imageHaving performed our 2019 Spring concert at St Wilfrid's Church in Davenham and received such fabulous audience feedback - thank you to all who attended and for your kind words and support.

We are now starting to focus our efforts towards our next events for this season. In addition to the Rivendell Singers singing at a private wedding ceremony, we have our Summer concert due on Saturday July 6th at Delamere Park in Cuddington which is in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. The Summer Concert is scheduled to offer an interesting and varied programme of music, from Bob Chilcott's Little Jazz Mass, through popular jazz classics, to a number of familiar wartime songs to a collection of well known sacred music - Please do come and join us to support this important charity !

We would like to offer a warm welcome to our newcomers into the Rivendell Singers choir this term - Deb Frosdyck-Rawlings and Jill Norfield (Sopranos), Margaret Atkinson and Adrienne Thompson (Altos) and Ted Thompson (Tenor).

This year sees a mix of Spring and Summer concerts, performances at private weddings, in addition to our regular Christmas singing programme towards the year end. Lots to learn as we continue to introduce new and varied material to suit a wide variety of tastes.



Music Events Looking Ahead

Live Show - Saturday 16th March 2019 - 7:30 pm

image St Wilfrid's Church, Davenham

The Rivendell Singers performed a musical collection supported by talented soloists and a chamber orchestra for their 2019 Spring Concert. The choir delivered the wonderful St. Cecilia Mass by Charles Gounod as the headline piece, with full support from a 10 piece chamber orchestra and three vocal soloists Emma Morley, James Hall and David Hay. This is such a powerful and meaningful piece which was wonderfully delivered by all the players and received so well by the packed audience. Also performed on the night, music by Handel, Fauré and Viadana, plus a mix of classic jazz songs accompanied by a jazz trio and individual solo pieces to complete a wonderful evening of music.



Music Events Looking Ahead

Live Show - Saturday 6th July 2019 - 7:30 pm

image Delamere Park, Cuddington

The 2019 Rivendell Singers Summer Concert will be performed at Delamere Park Clubhouse Cuddington in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support on 6th July 2019. The musical collection will include The Little Jazz Mass by Bob Chilcott, a mix of classic jazz pieces, songs from the war years and a mix of popular sacred pieces to offer a wide spectrum of musical interest for the evening. Tickets are £8 (accompanied under 16s are free) including refreshment and a slice of cake and will be on sale from 2nd April directly from Delamere Park Reception or by contacting 07824 887323 - Please come along and help support this marvellous Macmillan charity !



Music Events Looking Ahead

Live Show - November / December 2019

image TBC

Our usual Christmas programme of concerts and carol singing will be posted here soon, once details are all finalised - please watch this space ! !



Music Events Looking Back !

Show History - Tuesday 18th December 2018 - 19:30 pm

image Golden Pheasant at Plumley - Christmas Carol Singing

Celebrating the festive season with an evening of carol singing. As always, all were welcome to join us in a sing along or just sit and relax to the sounds and warm atmosphere of the Christmas period in this popular Plumley local !



Live Show - Saturday 8th December 2018 - 13:00
image The Lion Salt Works, - Northwich - Christmas Carol Singing

Another popular and enjoyable December afternoon return visit to the Lion Salt Works Museum to raise a festive glass with Christmas carols sung by the Rivendell Singers



Live Show - Saturday 1st December 2018 - 7:30 pm
image St Wilfrid's Church, Davenham

This special pre-Christmas concert was added to our programme in addition to our familiar fayre of Christmas songs and carols but also included a selection of songs from the war years in commemoration of this years centenary of the first world war. We also performed the wonderful Jazz Mass by Bob Chilcott along with other assorted well known foot tapping jazz standards.



Live Show - Saturday 10th November 2018 - 7:30 pm

image The Grange Theatre, Hartord

The Rivendell Singers were pleased to be part of the new musical "Keep the Home Fires Burning" which toured the UK in 2018. Performed at the Grange School Theatre in Hartford on Saturday 10th November 2018, the Rivendell Singers supported the travelling cast in this world war one Centenary musical commemoration. The show performed and presented the story of soldiers as they left England to fight in the trenches of the first world war, told by eight actors and expressed by 30 songs from the period and supported by the Rivendell Singers choir and on stage musicians.

A wonderful evenings entertainment and a great success with the evening going down a storm, the Producer thanked the Rivendell Singers for their excellent singing and welcomed the choir to be part of a future possible production - watch this space !



Show History - Saturday 3rd March 2018 - 7:30 pm
image St Wilfrid's Church, Davenham

This years Spring concert featured the Rivendell Singers choir, soloists and instrumentalists performing Bob Chilcott "Requiem", Ralph Vaughan Williams "Five Mystical Songs" and music by Rutter, Haydn and Mozart. Tickets are now available, £8 for adults (accompanied under 16s free) and can be obtained from 07866 551557 or emailing Paul Morley on morley.p.e@talktalk.net



Show History - 13th December 2017
image Golden Pheasant at Plumley - - Christmas Carol Singing

The Rivendell Singers performance at the Golden Pheasant was to celebrate the festive season with an evening of carol singing. As always, all were welcome to join us in a sing along or just sit and relax to the sounds and warm atmosphere of the Christmas period in this popular Plumley local !



Show History - 12th December 2017
image Cuddington & Sandiway Village Hall - Christmas Carol Concert

The Rivendell Singers and Sandiway Village Hall Committee presented a "Christmas Cornucopia, this year with a difference". The Rivendell Singers performed a Christmas celebration of carols and songs including a performance of Christmas Fantasia by R. Vaughan Williams. Mulled wine and mince pies were also a most suitable accompaniment ! Proceeds going to St. Luke's Hospice.



Show History - 10th December 2017
image The Lion Salt Works, Northwich - Christmas Carol Singing

Another popular and enjoyable December afternoon visit to the Lion Salt Works Museum raising a festive glass with Christmas carols sung by the Rivendell Singers was had - the staff and visitors enjoyed the singalong - see you all again next year !



Show History - 9th December 2017
image Saint Wenefrede's Church, Bickley - Christmas Concert

We were looking forward to our return in December 2017 to Saint Wenefrede's Church and even a fall snow and ice was not going to dampen our enthusiasm, the concert in this wonderful church still went ahead making a throughly enjoyable evening of festive music here in Bickley.



Show History - 6th May 2017
image St Helen's Parish Church, Witton - in Concert with Bostock Band

The Rivendell Singers joined the fabulous Bostock Band in a joint concert of music and singing. The programme included songs from John Rutter and Boubil/Schonberg's 'Les Miserables' and a finale 'singalong' performance alongside the Bostock Band with Rodgers and Hammerstein's You'll never walk alone. A great evenings entertainment was had by all !



Show History - 25th February 2017
image St Wilfrid's Parish Church, Davenham - Rivendell Singers in Concert

The Rivendell Singers presented Sprig of Thyme by John Rutter and Bob Chilcott's 'A Little Jazz Mass' in our spring concert for 2017. A 'Little Jazz Mass' was performed and accompanied by an instrumental jazz trio as well as individual guest performances from Emily Jacques from the Halle youth choir and from Rivendell's baritone soloist David Hay. The jazz trio also performed a collection of well known instrumental jazz standards to complete an exciting night of musical entertainment.