The choir recently performed at St Botolph’s Church, and a video sample of the event can be viewed below. The performance was recorded by William Leung.
Our new CD has now been released to celebrate the choir’s 40th Anniversary. Amongst a number of well known favourites and songs performed in the early days of the choir, there is a piece written especially for our Anniversary celebration by Andrew Goddard – “I Write The Songs” originally sung by Barry Manilow.
Cover design and artwork by TS3 (www.ts3.uk.com). Photographs by Mel Hodsdon.
Alternatively, the whole album can be played here just be clicking the play button beneath each track.
1. When The Saints Go Marching In – Traditional. Arr Denys Hood
2. Over The Rainbow – Arlen & Harburg. Arr Mark Hayes
3. Delilah – Reed & Mason. Arr Goff Richards
4. What A Wonderful World – Weiss & Thiele. Arr Gwyn Arch
5. Ave Maria – Caccini. Arr Alwyn Humphreys
6. Bui Doi – Boubil & Schonberg. Arr John Trent Wallace
7. The Boar’s Head Carol – Traditional. Arr Alice Parker and Robert Shaw
8. Do You Hear What I Hear? – Regney & Shayne. Arr Harry Simeone
9. I Write The Songs – Johnston. Arr Andrew Goddard
10. She – Aznavore & Kretzmer. Arr Alan Simmons
11. The Fishermen Of England – Dodson & Phillips. Arr Montague F. Phillips
12. Softly As I Leave You – De Vita & Shaper. Arr Alan Simmons
13. Irish Blessing – Traditional. Arr Andrew Goddard
Please contact Richard Sillett on 01376 584092 if you would like to buy a copy of the CD, priced at £5 each. He will confirm the total cost including postage and packing. Copies will also be available at each of our concerts. See the diary page.
The Choir spent an exhausting day on 26th March 2011 in the Braintree Arts Theatre recording their new CD.
The recording was carried out by John Trent Wallace who is a Musician, Sound Engineer and Business Consultant and offers these services through his business, TS3. His main musical activities are as a composer of musical theatre and as Musical Director for Brentwood Theatre and the South Woodham Ferrers Male Voice Choir.
We were grateful for the use of the Braintree Arts Theatre and its wonderful facilities and to John for his expert advice.