Past concert series

Wondering what we sing about?  Following is a list of the past concerts performed by the Greater Tiverton Community Chorus.

Winter 2015

Entitled Sounding Joy, this concert featured brass and timpani accompaniment.
Introit on O Come, All ye Faithful  arr. Brad Nix
Come Thou Long Expected Jesus arr. John Morgan
Shepherd’s Dance from English Suite No. 2  J. S. Bach
In Dulci Jubilo Michael Praetorius
O Holy Night Adolphe Adam, arr. Jay Althouse
Chesterton’s Carol Brian Holmes
While By My Sheep arr. Linda Spevacek
Ding Dong Merrily on High arr. Howard Cable for Canadian Brass
The First Noel arr. Dan Forrest
A Spiritual Christmas arr. Tom Fettke
includes: I’m Gonna Sing; Wonderful Counselor; Wasn’t That a Mighty Day?; Go, Tell it on the       Mountain
Selections from Seven Joys of Christmas  Kirke Mechem
Patapan
Joseph Dearest Joseph Mine
God Bless the Master of This House
The Yearning Craig Courtney
Christmas Joy! arr. Dan Forrest
Glory to the Newborn King! Lloyd Larson
Spring 2015

The GTCC combined with South Coast Community Chorale for an amazing Spring concert, including the following pieces:

Requiem Mass in C Minor

  • Introit
  • Dies Irae
  • Offertorium
  • Sanctus
  • Pie Jesu
  • Agnus Dei

Intermission

Selections from Frostiana

  • The Road Not Taken
  • A Girl’s Garden
  • The Pasture
  • Choose Something Like a Star

For Good

You and Me

Our Time

Winter 2014

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Our Winter Concert series was titled, Our Favorite Things and celebrate the 10th anniversary of Beth Armstrong’s direction of the Greater Tiverton Community Chorus.  Members voted on selections performed during her tenure to include in this special performance, along with a wonderful arrangement of  Rogers and Hammerstein’s My Favorite Things.  Pieces included classical favorites, 20th Century English Christmas Classics, 20th Century American Christmas, favorite Christmas carols and as always, our traditional Hallelujah!

 

Spring 2014

Music included in the spring 2014 concert series focused on the theme of water.  The Chorus used the opportunity to conduct a highly successful fund raising drive to support the work of the Westport River Watershed Alliance and the Nature Conservancy in Rhode Island.  The series also included a tribute to Pete Seeger.

Winter 2013

Our Christmas 2013 concert was entitled “Breath of Heaven.”  The concert featurde Schubert’s “Mass in G” and other holiday music, accompanied by a string orchestra.

Spring 2013

Animal Crackers– Animal themed music including a twist on the traditional piece Old MacDonald, the comical Duet for Two Cats, and the familiar sounds of Broadway’s Cats.

Winter 2012

A Celtic Christmas- Celtic music of the season accompanied by Celtic fiddle, pennywhistle, bodhran, recorder, and bagpipe.

Spring 2012

Simple Gifts– American music from the Shakers to Gospel to Broadway

Winter 2011

Across the Pond– Christmas Music of England and America

Spring 2011

Tell Them to Sing featuring Faure’s Requiem

Winter 2010

Et in Terra Pax– Randall Thompson’s Peaceable Kingdom and seasonal songs of peace.

Spring 2010

Keyboards for Kids– concerts raising funds for pianos for the Tiverton, RI and Westport, MA public schools

Winter 2009

Christmas Around the World

Spring 2009

Gilbert & Sullivan and Lennon & McCartney

Winter 2008

Mozart’s Coronation Mass in C-Major and German Christmas Carols

Spring 2008

Something Broadway– selections from Sondheim, Bernstein, and Lerner & Lowe

Winter 2007

Gloria– Vivaldi’s Gloria and other versions

Spring 2007

Concert for the Earth– Guest artist, Jim Scott, co-composer of Missa Gaia and former member of Paul Winter Consortium

Winter 2006

A Classic Christmas– including Oxford Carols

Spring 2006

Across the Pond– including Beth Armstrong’s Johnny

Winter 2005

Silver Anniversary of Song– including Bach Cantata #64 and Britten Ceremony of Carols

Spring 2005

Of Love– Featuring Randall Thompson’s Wedding Cantata

Winter 2004

A Christmas Gospel Jubilee– Including Robert Ray’s Gospel Music

Spring 2004

Celebrate the Birthday of Life

Winter 2003

Sing We Noel