Music at GMC

2008 Silton Singers' Spring Concert

Concert: 'A Garland of Song'
Date: Wednesday 7th May, 2008
Performers: The Silton Singers
Director: Charles Hetherington
Accompanist: Una Moore
Soloist: Sonia Booth, Soprano
CD available: No

Programme

    Silton Singers
  1. Orpheus, With His Lute – George MacFarren
  2. Over Hill, Over Dale – John Hatton
  3. Full Fathom Five – Charles Wood
  4. Sonia Booth - Soprano

  5. O Sleep, Why Dost Thou Leave Me? – GF Handel
    (Semele)
  6. Non So Piu Cosa Son – WA Mozart
    (Marriage of Figaro)
  7. I Dreamt that I Dwelt in Marble Halls – Michael Balfe
    (The Bohemian Girl)
  8. Silton Singers
  9. Ave Verum – WA Mozart
  10. Laudate Dominum – WA Mozart
    (with Soprano solo – Sonia Booth)
  11. +++ Interval +++

    Silton Singers
  12. As Torrents in Summer – Edward Elgar
  13. Come Live With Me – William Sterndale Bennett
  14. Heraclitus – Charles Stanford
  15. Sonia Booth - Soprano
  16. Show Me – Lerner & Loewe
    (My Fair Lady)
  17. If I Loved You – Rodgers & Hammerstein
    (Carousel)
  18. So In Love – Cole Porter
    (Kiss Me Kate)
  19. Silton Singers
  20. O Waly, Waly – Somerset trad. Arr. Reginald Redman
  21. Linden Lea – Ralph Vaughan Williams
  22. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot – American trad.
    Arr. Philip Wilkinson

SONIA BOOTH began singing in her late twenties with a choir in Shaftesbury, and soon started taking lessons with local singing teacher Charles Hetherington, and in London with Judith Sheridan.

Living in the Wiltshire village of Stourton, Sonia soon became established with local musical groups and church choirs and as soloist in well-received musical productions. She has built a fine reputation and this year was awarded the May King Memorial Trophy at the Mid Somerset Music Festival in Bath, for outstanding singer in the art song classes.


THE SILTON SINGERS are an SATB choir and welcome singers of all ages and abilities – some of them are confident music readers, whilst others are not. The primary aim of the choir is to foster in all members, and their audiences, a love of choral music.

The choir’s repertoire is varied, and they perform both sacred and secular music. Works performed recently include Faure “Requiem”, Stainer “Crucifixion”, Sanders “Reproaches”, Woods “Passion of St.Mark”, the Mozart “Coronation Mass” and Vivaldi “Credo”. They also put on themed concerts such as Shakespeare in Song and Songs from the Heart – a selection of English Romantic Partsongs.

Gillingham Methodist Church is very grateful for their continued performances and loyal support of the Church.

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