Boscombe Joins with Bournemouth Male Voice Choir

The Boscombe Band (Bandmaster Dr. Howard J. Evans) held its first concert of the year on 15 February 2013, in conjunction with the Bournemouth Male Voice Choir (Musical Director Mark Burstow). Although this concert was a home event for the band, it was organized and arranged by the Pokesdown Corps to raise funds for The Big Collection.

The concert got off to an energetic start with Ray Ogg’s march Rousseau. After introductions and a congregational song, the concert continued with Great Lake Mission (Leonard Ballantine), followed by the band’s first soloist of the evening, Craig Snell (cornet), who presented Meeting of the Waters (arr. Richard Rock).

Bournemouth Male Voice Choir was next, with a set of four songs, including:

  • Non Nobis Domine (words: Psalm 115:1, music: Rosephanye Powell)
  • The Seal Lullaby (words: Rudyard Kipling, music: Eric Whitacre)
  • Beati Mortui (words: Revelation 14:13, music: Felix Mendelssohn)
  • Sing for Your Life (words and music: Alan Simmons)

The band finished up the first half with another energetic item, Renaissance (Peter Graham).

The second half began with Toccata in D minor (Johann Sebastian Bach, arr. Ray Farr). Following a Bible reading and thought, the band presented an item new to its repertoire, Choral Prelude on “French” (Wilfred Heaton, realized Paul Hindmarsh).

The choir returned for another set of four songs, this time singing more contemporary items:

  • When You Say Nothing At All (words and music: Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz)
  • Blue Moon (words: Lorenz Hart, music: Richard Rogers, arr. Jocelyn Lavin)
  • The Rhythm of Life (words: Dorothy Field, music: Cy Coleman, arr. Alan Simmons)
  • Five Foot Two (words: Sam Lewis & Joe Young, music: Ray Henderson, arr. Ruth Artman)

The band concluded the concert with three movements from Stabat Mater (Karl Jenkins, arranged and edited Andrew Wainwright & Robert Childs). These included Sancta Mater, Lament and Paradisi Gloria. The second movement featured euphonium soloist John Starkes.

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