Wondering what we sing about? Following is a list of the past concerts performed by the Greater Tiverton Community Chorus.
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
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
The GTCC combined with South Coast Community Chorale for an amazing Spring concert, including the following pieces:
Requiem Mass in C Minor
- Dies Irae
- Pie Jesu
- Agnus Dei
Selections from Frostiana
- The Road Not Taken
- A Girl’s Garden
- The Pasture
- Choose Something Like a Star
You and Me
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!
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.
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.
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.
A Celtic Christmas- Celtic music of the season accompanied by Celtic fiddle, pennywhistle, bodhran, recorder, and bagpipe.
Simple Gifts– American music from the Shakers to Gospel to Broadway
Across the Pond– Christmas Music of England and America
Tell Them to Sing featuring Faure’s Requiem
Et in Terra Pax– Randall Thompson’s Peaceable Kingdom and seasonal songs of peace.
Keyboards for Kids– concerts raising funds for pianos for the Tiverton, RI and Westport, MA public schools
Christmas Around the World
Gilbert & Sullivan and Lennon & McCartney
Mozart’s Coronation Mass in C-Major and German Christmas Carols
Something Broadway– selections from Sondheim, Bernstein, and Lerner & Lowe
Gloria– Vivaldi’s Gloria and other versions
Concert for the Earth– Guest artist, Jim Scott, co-composer of Missa Gaia and former member of Paul Winter Consortium
A Classic Christmas– including Oxford Carols
Across the Pond– including Beth Armstrong’s Johnny
Silver Anniversary of Song– including Bach Cantata #64 and Britten Ceremony of Carols
Of Love– Featuring Randall Thompson’s Wedding Cantata
A Christmas Gospel Jubilee– Including Robert Ray’s Gospel Music
Celebrate the Birthday of Life
Sing We Noel