Canterbury Music Club

 “A Christmas Celebration”

 Sunday 18th December 3.00pm

Colyer Fergusson Hall

University of Kent

Amici Chorus

Bayle Cantata

SLBGS Girls Choir

Canterbury Camerata

(Stelios Chatziiosifidis, leader)


Alex Rider, harp


Sarah Hale, soprano

Becky-Ellice Creighton, soprano

Emily Renshaw-Kidd, mezzo

Jennifer Joosten Brisk, alto

Robin Whitehouse, tenor


Christopher Gower, continuo

Grenville Hancox,



“This concert, one of eight in the 81st season of performances presented by Canterbury Music Club, ends my forty-year engagement with music making in Canterbury. The performers represent the wealth of musical expertise and creativity associated with Canterbury many of whom studied at Canterbury Christ Church University, now professional musicians or are members of the Canterbury Cantata Trust founded in 2012 with its strapline of "Caring through Singing". All performers are friends in music and today we celebrate both the past and the future confident that music will continue to change the world!”


Grenville Hancox





    Vivaldi (1678-1741)

1. Magnificat

2. Et exultant

3. Et Misericordia

4. Fecit Potentiam

5. Deposuit Potentes

6. Esurientes implevit

7. Suscepit Israel

8. Sicut Locutus

9. Gloria


Love Came Down at Christmas

Christopher Gower


Christina Rosetti (1830-94)


A Ceremony of Carols

Britten (1913-1976)

1.  Procession

     ‘Hodie Christus natus est’

2.  Wolcum Yole

3.  There is no rose

4.  That yongë child

5.  Balulalow

6.  As dew in April

7.  This little Babe

8.  Interlude

9.  In Freezing winter night

10. Spring Carol

11. Deo Gracias -

      Adam lay i-bounden

12. Recession

     ‘Hodie Christus natus est’




Messiah excerpts

Handel (1685-1759)

           Sinfonia (Overture)

Recit.  Comfort ye my people

Air       Ev’ry valley shall be


Chorus  And the Glory of the


Recit.   Behold, a virgin shall


Chorus  O thou that tellest

              good tidings to Zion

Chorus  For unto us a child is


            Pifa (Pastoral


Recits.  There were

               shepherds abiding

               in the field

             And lo, the angel of

               the Lord came

               upon them

             And the angel said

               unto them

             And suddenly there

               was with the angel

Chorus   Glory to God

Recit.    Then shall the eyes

               of the blind be


Air         He shall feed his

               flock like a


Chorus   His Yoke is easy, and

               his burthen light

Chorus   Surely he hath borne

                our griefs

Chorus   And with his stripes

Recit.    All they that see him

               laugh him to scorn

Chorus   He trusted in God

Recit.    Thy rebuke hath

               broken his heart

Air         Behold, and see if

               there be any


Recit.    He was cut off from

               the land of the


Air         But thou didst not

                leave his soul in


Chorus   Lift up your heads,

               O ye gates

Chorus   Since by man came


Chorus   Hallelujah

Chorus   Worthy is the lamb

                that was slain


There will be a retiring

collection for the

Motor Neurone Disease