Music at GMC: Castle Cary Choir Concert

Music at GMC

Castle Cary Choir Concert

Concert: Choir Concert
Date: 7.30pm, Friday 3rd June, 2011
Performers: Castle Cary Choir
Martin Emslie (Musical Director)
Emma Clarke (Accompanist)
Ken Sherring (Guest Organist)
CD Available: Yes - please contact Music at GMC here

This was our second visit from Castle Cary Choir following a very successful concert at GMC in 2009 and we were delighted to welcome them back.

Castle Cary Choir was founded in 1965 and is a mixed voice ensemble of about 45 members which presents a varied programme of sacred, folk, spiritual and modern music. The Choir gives about six concerts per year, mainly to help organisations raise money for charities and worthwhile local causes. It is strictly an amateur choir which relies upon member's subscriptions or other donations for funds.
If you would like more information about the Choir, please speak to the Choir Chairman, Pam Miles, or Secretary, Sue Catlett, tel: (01749) 830293.


  • Lord of the Dance - Carter
  • We're the Choir - Lonna
  • God so Loved the World - Stainer
  • I Dreamed a Dream - Schonberg
  • Old MacDonald had a Farm - Arr: Mitchell
  • Prelude and Fugue in D minor (BWV 554) - JS Bach
  • Fugue in D minor (BWV 680) - JS Bach
  • Trumpet Voluntary - John Stanley
  • Love Changes Everything - Lloyd-Webber (arr: Emslie)
  • El Condor Pasa - Trad./Simon
  • The Lost Chord - Sullivan

~ Interval and Refreshments ~

  • All Things Bright and Beautiful - Rutter
  • Somewhere - Bernstein
  • Maple Leaf Rag - Joplin
  • You Raise Me Up - Graham & Lovland
  • Sortie in Eb - Lefébure-Wély
  • In a Monastery Garden - Ketelbery
  • Greensleeves - Arr: Vaughan Williams
  • March - Choveaux
  • Rhythm of Life - Coleman
  • Flying Free - Besig
  • Panis Angelicus - Franck
  • What would I do without my Music? - Middlebrooks & Belland

Martin Emslie is much in demand throughout Somerset as a freelance Musical Director and arranger, tackling a wide variety of shows as diverse as West Side Story, Honk, My Fair Lady, Wizard of Oz, Godspell, Oklahoma and Grease as well as Oratorio such as Stainer's Crucifixion. He has also taught music from primary school age up to 'A' level and is the Director of Music for two Parish churches in Somerset. He is an Associate in Music for the London College of Music.
He has been Director of Music with the Castle Cary Choir since January 2010.

Emma Clarke has been a piano teacher for over 25 years teaching all levels from complete beginners to advanced, classical & pop, including preparation for practical and theory examinations with Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. At present Emma teaches children piano at St. Aldhelm's Primary School in Doulting. She has also accompanied Strode Music Theatre Society for many years.

Ken Sherring has retired from full time church work now but enjoys playing in different churches of varying denominations. He has been a free-lance organist since 1971. In 1985 he was awarded the top prize in the 'Archbishop of Canterbury's Certificate in Church music'. Ken was Organist and Choir Master of two parish churches successively from 1969 to 1981 and Director of Music at Yeovil Parish Church from 1981 to 2002. For ten years from 1980 to 1990, Ken administered on behalf of the Bishop of Bath and Wells, under the auspices of the Royal School of Church Music, the Diocesan Organ Bursary for young people with Anthony Crossland, the then Organist of Wells Cathedral.


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