Parish of Exning with Landwade

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The Elari Singers performed a concert in St Martins on November 1st, 2013

It was held in memory of four members of St Martins Church

Funds were raised for "The Children's Society" and "Newmarket Cheerful Friday Stroke Club"

For samples of the songs they sang click here

Like A Singing Birds  -- Sam Kayleigh Hannah

Che Faro Senza Euridice?[Gluck] -- Kayleigh

A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square [Manning Sherwin Arr. David Owen Norris] -- Ensemble

Silent Noon [Vaughan Williams] -- Chris

There is a Castle on a Cloud [Claude-Michel Schonberg] -- Katie

The Flower Duet [Delibes] -- Kayleigh and Sam

Oh Mio Babbino Caro [Puccini] -- Hannah

Ave Maria [Saint-Saens] -- Kayleigh and Hannah 

From Far From Eve and Morning [Vaughan Williams] -- Alex

So Long Farewell [Rodgers and Hammerstein Arr. Mark Brymer] Kayleigh, Sam and Katie  

Relaxing in the break

Alto Lament [Zina Goldrich] -- Kayleigh

Loch Lomond [Arr. David Overton] -- Ensemble

For the Fallen [Mark Blatchly]--
Sam Kayleigh  Hannah

Angel [Sarah McLachlan] --  Sam

Accompanied by Christine Introduction by Alan Balcomb

Dedication of the new candle stand given in memory of Cyril Bishop,
(Grandfather of Sam & Kayleigh)


Full Program

Trio -Like A Singing Birds                                                       Bob Chilcott

Kayleigh, Hannah & Sam


Solo – Che Faro Senza Euridice?                                         Gluck



Ensemble – A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square              Manning Sherwin

                                                                                              Arr. David Owen Norris


Solo –  Silent Noon                                                               Vaughan Williams



Ensemble - Come Fairies Trip It On The Grass                    John Parry


Solo –  There is a Castle on a Cloud                                     Claude-Michel Schonberg



Ensemble – He That Hath A Pleasant Face                           J.L. Hatton


The Flower Duet                                                                     Delibes

Kayleigh and Sam


Solo – Oh Mio Babbino Caro                                                 Puccini



Duet – Ave Maria                                                                     Saint-Saens

Kayleigh and Hannah                                                            


Solo – From Far From Eve and Morning                                Vaughan Williams



Trio – So Long Farewell                                                         Rodgers and Hammerstein

Kayleigh, Sam and Katie                                                         Arr. Mark Brymer


2nd HALF

Duet- O Danny Boy                                                                Arr. Alexander L’estrange

Kayleigh and Sam


Solo – Alto Lament                                                                 Zina Goldrich



Ensemble – Loch Lomond                                                      Arr. David Overton


Solo – Quai Fecit Mihi Magna                                                Bach


 Trio -- For the Fallen                                                               Mark Blatchly

Kayleigh, Hannah & Sam


Ensemble -Come Let Us Join The Roundelay                       Wm. Beale


Solo – Panis Angelicus                                                          Franck


Ensemble – And So It Goes                                                   Billy Joel

                                                                                                Arr. Bob Chilcott 

Solo –  Angel

Sam                                                                                        Sarah McLachlan


Ensemble – Goodnight Sweetheart                                        Noble, Campbell & Connelly

                                                                                                 Arr. Kirby-Shaw


Trio – A Gaelic Blessing                                                         John Rutter

Kayleigh,  Sam and Hannah


Ensemble – Time To Say Goodbye                                       Francesco Sartori


Ensemble  -  The Long Day Closes                                                                                         Sullivan


The Elari Singers performing were:

CHRIS COLEMAN – first began his professional singing career as a chorister at Westminster Abbey in 1997. Christopher was then awarded the highest music scholarship to continue his education at Tonbridge School, Kent. Despite reading Business Management at the University of Southampton, Christopher was introduced to the rest of the singers here today through the University’s choral scholarship scheme (Cantores Michaelis). In recent months, Christopher has been working as a deputy lay-clerk at Winchester Cathedral, but now hopes to continue his passion for singing alongside his professional career that is beginning in London. Now working in group business assurance in Lloyds Register London

CHRISTINE CONWAY-JARRETT – Christine is Director of Music at her local parish back in Suffolk and through this has played for numerous services, concerts and special occasions and through which she studied for her qualification DipRSCM.  Christine is also a qualified piano teacher and has her own teaching practice in Newmarket.  As well as acting as an accompanist for her daughters she also accompanies instrumentalist and singers for exams.  She also is Musical Director for her Secondary School productions.

KAYLEIGH CONWAY-JARRETT – Kayleigh having completed a BA Degree in music at Southampton University and just completed a PGCE at Cambridge and is currently working as a music teacher in a secondary school.  For the 3 years, whilst at Southampton University, she was an alto choral scholar with the University choir Cantores Michaelis performing weekly services, concerts and recitals.  Previous to this Kayleigh spent 6 years as a chorister at Lincoln Cathedral during which time she was appointed head chorister.  During her time with the choir she toured Venice, Prague, Geneva and Paris both as a soloist and choir member.  Whilst at Lincoln she was also a member of the chamber choir with whom she toured and competed again as soloist and choir member.  With both these choirs Kayleigh has also recorded 3 CDs and made TV and radio broadcasts for the BBC.  She has also performed as part of a quartet and in the choir with Aled Jones, G4 and the London Male Welsh Voice Choir.  As a soloist she has been Belinda and Spirit in Dido and Aenaeas and she was the alto soloist for Michael Finnissy’s completion of the Mozart Requiem and was invited back as guest soloist at the university for Haydn’s Nelson Mass .

 SAMANTHA CONWAY-JARRETT – Sam spent 6 years as a chorister at Lincoln Cathedral working her way up to Head Chorister.  During her time there she took part in many concerts and major services and had the opportunity to sing with Aled Jones and the London Male Welsh Voice Choir, where she also performed as part of a quartet.  Sam, as part of the choir, also made TV and radio broadcasts for the BBC, as well as recording a CD.   Through her singing, along with her sister, she has helped to raise lots of money for numerous charities.  Sam often sings for funerals and weddings.  Whilst at Lincoln Cathedral she was also a member of the chamber and gospel choir and performed in school productions.

KATIE DRAYTON – Katie has just finished year 6. She has passed Grade 1 piano with Distinction. She also learns accordion and recorder, and is working towards Grade 5 singing. She has performed in the Cambridge Piano Festival and other concerts.  She has also taken part in various festivals with her singing.

ALEX FRYER – Alex has just finished studying music at the University of Southampton.   Whilst there, Alex studied oboe with Andrew Knights, conducting with Robin Browning and vocal studies with Ted Schmitz.  During his time at the university he played principle oboe in the Symphony Orchestra and Sinfonietta, played in the university wind orchestra, he founded a student choir, ‘Fidelis Chorale’ which he co-directed, was a member of a vocal quintet, ‘perfect 5th’ and last year was the Musical Director of a Sondheim musical for the university musical society.  Alex also held a choral scholarship as a tenor with ‘Cantores Michaelis’ performing weekly services and other concerts/recitals.  Back at home in Cambridgeshire Alex takes part in many ensembles.  As a soloist he has performed in Handel’s ‘Messiah’ and Stainer’s ‘The Crucifixion’.

HANNAH MANSELL - Hannah having graduated from the University of Southampton with a degree in music, has just completed her PGCE in primary teaching. She hopes that during her time as a primary school teacher that her love for music will play an important part in her career.  She spent the first part of university life taking modules in management sciences and did little performing until the opportunity to audition for a choral scholarship arose. After a successful audition, Hannah devoted her university time to developing her skills and confidence as a performer, something which had always been overcome by nerves. Three years later, and with thanks to her vocal coach and colleagues in Cantores Michealas, her love for performance and public singing has grown, and she is even considering a possibility of auditioning for the RAM at some point during her future and vows to never leave her singing behind.

The Concert was held in memory of four members of St Martins Church




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