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Saturday 4 Dec 2021

8:00 pm • £20 or concessions

The Queen's Six

Christmas Concert

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Programme:

English Carol, arr. Damian Eley

Once in Royal David’s city

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Crown of Roses

Kenneth Leighton

The Christ-child lay on Mary’s lap

English Carol, arr. Brian Kay

Somerset Wassail

Scottish Carol, arr. Norman Luboff

Baloo, lammy

John David, arr. Peter Knight

Born on a new day

Felix Bernard, arr. Stephen Carleston

Winter Wonderland

Leroy Anderson, arr. Stephen Carleston

Sleigh ride

— Interval —

Mel Tormé, arr. Peter Knight

The Christmas Song

Franz Gruber, arr. Keith Roberts

Silent night

Johnny Marks, arr. Timothy Carleston

Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer

Stevie Wonder, arr. Tim Carleston

Isn’t she lovely

Grover Washington Jr & Bill Withers, arr. Tom Lilburn

Just the two of us

Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller, arr. Mark Delisser/Simon Whiteley

Stand by me

Rod Temperton, arr. Tim Carleston

Thriller

Joan Javits & Philip Springer, arr.Stephen Carleston

Santa baby

George Michael, arr. Simon Whiteley

Last Christmas

James Lord Pierpont, arr. Keith Roberts

Jingle Bells

Admission:

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All our concerts are held in the church at 83 Portsmouth Road.

The main entrance to the free parking is in Millmead Terrace which is accessed from Bury Fields at the end of Lawn Road.

The Queens Six:

The Queen's Six was established in 2008, the 450th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth I, from whom they take their name.

Based at Windsor Castle, the members of The Queen's Six make up half of the Lay Clerks of St George's Chapel, whose homes lie within the Castle walls. The Chapel Choir, which consists of boy trebles and twelve professional adult male singers, performs some eight services a week, as well as at private and state occasions, often before the Royal Family. In 2018, their duties with the Chapel Choir included singing for the wedding of Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle, now The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Now Tom, Dan, Nick, Dom, Andrew and Simon have come together to bring their unique style of entertainment to a much wider audience. Their repertoire extends far beyond the reach of the choir stalls: from austere early chant, florid Renaissance polyphony, lewd madrigals and haunting folk songs, to upbeat Jazz and Pop arrangements.

For their 10th anniversary in 2018, the group commissioned new pieces from Nico Muhly and Philip Moore, and arrangements from Alexander L'Estrange.

The Queen's Six has sung at a number of prestigious festivals and venues, including the MET Cloisters in New York City, the Salzburg Bachgesellschaft, the Bermuda Festival, Bayreuth's Margravial Opera House and St Louis Cathedral Basilica. Upcoming tours include return trips to the USA, Germany, the Baltic States and Poland, and first visits to China and Bulgaria.