Previous Appearances 1996 to 1999

 

MEMBERS of the Grace Darling Singers, based to the south of Manchester, sing primarily for their own pleasure and appear in public only three or four times a year. There is usually a formal concert, sometimes with instruments and always with a specially written script. The programme includes contemporary narrative and other readings.

 

1996

Radio Two’s “Sunday Half Hour” on 1st December, 1996

From St. Paul’s Church, Kersal Moor,

Featuring The Grace Darling Singers

1997

 

March, April

B.B.C. Music Live Festival

 

 

 

 

14th June

St. Milburga's Church, Beckbury, Shropshire

 

 

Organ Centenary Concert

 

 

 

1998

 

2nd May

St. John's Church, Failsworth

 

 

Concert in aid of the Organ Fund

 

 

 

 

4th July

Cross Street Unitarian Chapel, Manchester

 

 

A William Billings Singing Day

 

 

 

 

22nd December

Cheadle Hulme

 

 

Carolling in aid of the N.S.P.C.C.

1999

 

1st May

Heaton Moor Methodist Church

 

 

Concert for the Wellspring Kitchen Building Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20th June

John the Evangelist's, Chelford

 

Evening Prayer

As it might have been offered in the 18th Century

A Special Service

For the 225th Anniversary of the present Building

 

 

 

 

9th October

St. Ann's R.C. Church, Cheadle Hulme

 

 

Wedding Music

 

 

 

 

5th December

Ellenroad Ringmill Enginehouse, Milnrow

 

 

Music for the Christmas Fair

 

 

 

 

11th December

Chadkirk Chapel, Romiley

 

 

Gallery Music for Christmas

           

 

Programme

Part the First

Part the Second

Peace o’er the World Richard Furness

Arise and Hail the Sacred Day Joseph Stephenson

While Shepherds Watched their Flocks by Night Michael Beesly

Let an Anthem of Praise and a Carol of Joy William Knapp

Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending T. Arne arr. Edward Miller

While Shepherds Watched their Flocks by Night Thomas Clark

A Favourite Hymn for the Nativity 1776 Mr. J. Alcock, M.B.

The Fall of Babylon Rev’d John Beaumont

Jacob’s Well James Leach

Hail, Smiling Morn Reginald Spofforth

Behold the Grace Appears Richard Taylor

Nativity William Marsh

While Shepherds Watched their Flocks by Night William Marsh

A Christmas Carol John Geary

Joy to the World ?Anthony Greatorex

While Shepherds Watched their Flocks by Night John Foster

Hark the Herald Angels Sing G. F. Handel arr. Edward Miller

Joy to the World arr. Charles Rider

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21st December

Cheadle Hulme

 

 

Carolling in aid of the N.S.P.C.C.

 

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