Pirates of Penzance

Concert poster

Saturday 2nd November 2019, 7.30pm
HG Wells Centre, Woking

Gilbert and Sullivan’s iconic operetta was brought to life with a full cast of soloists and orchestra. Featuring a score packed with memorable tunes and plenty of good humour, this was a truly enjoyable evening in support of our charity of the year, the York Road Project.

We were joined by the following soloists:

Victoria Joyce (Mabel)
 
Catherine Backhouse (Ruth)
 
Anthony Flaum (Frederic)
 
Robert Gildon (Pirate King)
 
Ian Belsey (Major General)

Fairest Isle: The English Pastoral

Saturday 6th April 2019, 7.30pm
Holy Trinity Church, Guildford

Epworth Choir presented an evening of beautiful music celebrating many of England’s best-known traditional melodies. The programme consisted of several folk songs arrangements, including Afton Water, Swansea Town, Yarmouth Fair and Dashing Away with the Smoothing Iron by much-loved composers including Holst, Vaughan Williams and Warlock. The second half culminated with John Rutter’s beautiful suite, The Sprig of Thyme, which includes arrangements of The Keel Row and Down by the Sally Gardens.

The Choir was delighted to be joined by professional musicians from The Lakeside Clarinet Quartet, who also performed instrumental works by more of England’s best-loved composers and arrangers in the atmospheric surroundings of Holy Trinity Church.