Festival Of Rugby Concert in Richmond
Festival Of Rugby Concert

"Sing" Low Sweet Chariot

7:30pm Sunday 04 October 2015

St Mary's Church
Church Street

Celebrate the Rugby World Cup 2105!

Venue Details

Tickets and Information

Tickets are £12 and are available for download from the Surrey Brass shop here.

Poster download    

Richmond Arts Festival Programme download

see below for car parking advice

Richmond Arts Festival 2015Musical Programme


Accompanist: Paul Ayres 

To celebrate the Rugby World Cup 2105, Richmond Borough Council has organized a programme of artistic events, of which this is of course the highlight. Surrey Brass once again joins forces with old friends Concordia Voices in a popular programme of rousing music with a strong sporting flavour. Lots of old musical favourites appear in this programme, and there's something for everyone here, including the opportunity to join in with the singing.

The musical programme is expected to contain selections from the following popular pieces:

  • Fanfare for the Common Man - Copland             

  • I was Glad - Parry    

  • Early One Morning- Traditional English, arr Timothy Salter

  • Skye Boat Song - Traditional Scottish, arr William Petter

  • Men of Harlech - Traditional Welsh, arr Hugh Petter

  • Swing Low Sweet Chariot - Willis, arr

  • Danny Boy - Traditional Irish, arr William Petter

  • Shenandoah - American, arr Paul Ayres

  • Dashing Away with the Smoothing Iron - Traditional English, arr Timothy Salter

  • Blest Pair of Sirens - Parry

  • Toccata on ‘All you need is Love’ - Lennon/McCartney, arr Paul Ayres

  • Diamonds are Forever - Barry, arr Paul Ayres

  • Marianne  - Unknown, arr Paul Ayres

  • Close to You - Bacharach, arr Paul Ayres

  • ‘Round the World’ medley - Composer TBD

  • I Vow to Thee, My Country -  Holst, arr Paul Ayres

  • One Day Like This   - Elbow, arr Paul Ayres

  • Make our Garden Grow -  Bernstein, arr Page, arr William Petter

  • Jerusalem (audience participation) - Parry     

About Surrey Brass

You can read about Surrey Brass here.

About Concordia Voices

Founded in 2000 as the Apocalypse Singers by Christopher Hodges, a founder member of The Sixteen, the choir was renamed Concordia Voices under the musical directorship of Neil Ferris and is currently directed by William Petter.  Our regular accompanist is the composer and arranger Paul Ayres.

The choir performs regularly in south-west London where it is based, and in St Luke’s Chelsea. We have also toured abroad and to other locations in the UK as well as taking part in local musical events such as this evening’s concert; in October 2015, Surrey Brass will be our guests in a special concert as part of the Richmond Music and Drama Festival.  Concordia Voices enjoy performing music from a wide repertoire ranging over 4 centuries and the choir has a keen interest in performing the work of contemporary composers, including Jonathan Dove, James MacMillan, Morten Lauridsen, John Tavener and Naji Hakim. We have also performed specially commissioned works by Paul Spicer and Paul Ayres.

Car Parking

Parking is available in the York House and Flood Lane car parks (free on Sundays); Waitrose car park in Arragon Road (free on Sundays) and on meters nearby.

Please check parking restrictions as they can be subject to change. Beware -The road by the river regularly floods at high tide.