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We presented a light-hearted summer concert in St Mary’s Church, Masham HG4 4EQ. The concert featured familiar folk songs arranged for the choir, but will also include some old favourites (by Bruckner, Purcell and Parry) and introduce some less well-known works.
The concert was to raise funds for the Marie Collins Foundation, which is based in Masham, but works across the UK to enable children who suffer sexual abuse and exploitation on-line to recover and live safe, fulfilling lives. Tickets cost £10 (£5 for under-19s) and can be bought from the Masham Community Office (01765 680200) or from the Marie Collins Foundation (01765 688827).
The programme was:
  • Linden Lea –  Ralph Vaughan Williams 
  • The Turtle Dove – Ralph Vaughan Williams 
  • Sweet Suffolk owl – Vautor
  • Flora gave me fairest flowers – Wilbye
  • Adieu ye city prisoning towers – Tomkins
  • Who shall win my lady fair – Pearsall
  • O who will o’er the downs so free – Pearsall 
  • Abendlied – Rheinberger
  • Locus Iste – Bruckner
  • Hear my prayer – Purcell 
  • Music, when soft voices die – Parry
  • The Blue Bird – Stanford
  • The Keel Row (arr Byrt )
  • The Oak and the Ash (arr Bairstow)
  • Swansea Town – (arr Holst)
  • Afton Water (arr Wilcocks )
  • Faithful Johnny (arr Byrt)
  • I Love my Love (arr Holst)
  • And So It Goes – Billy Joel
  • Shenandoah 
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