Ubi Caritas Ola Gjeilo
The Battle of Jericho arr. Marshall Bartholomew
Steal Away arr. Marshall Bartholomew
Little Lamb arr. Marshall Bartholomew
The Lamb John Tavener
Beati Mortui Felix Mendelssohn
Cantate Domino Giuseppe Pitoni
Seigneur je vous en prie Francis Poulenc
Ave Maris Stella Diane Loomer
Oche Nash Nikolai Kedrov Sr.
Linden Lea arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams
Oh Little Green Lane arr. Samuel E Lovatt
She Moved Through arr. Timothy Talach
Across the Line David Hamilton
A long time ago David Hamilton
Swansea Town arr. Parker & Shaw
Coney Island arr. Julien Neel
Evaline arr. A. E. Hall
Hold on to the Rock Pepper Choplin
Benediction Peter Lutkin (arr. Thomson)
Four in a Bar
Monday 22nd November
Four in a Bar
Four in a Bar is a group of four 'a cappella' singers, you probably guessed that from their title.You might think the name is a witty take on beats in a musical bar. No such luck. The name is reflective of their habits. Benjamin Franklin is alleged to have remarked that “Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions“ Wise man. With the aid of wine the rehearsals of 4 in a Bar are easy, unhurried and tension free .
All four have a strong background in Opera or sacred choral music or both, all have been singing for many years in a variety of different chamber choirs and choral societies and continue to do so. However 4 in a Bar sings only for the joy of singing, no agenda, no wish to do other than enjoy making music. As a result their audiences seem to enjoy their music as well.
As a group they sing when invited to do so, usually for fund raising events, Samaritans and the repair of various churches have been beneficiaries (though they have performed choral evensongs and Christmas concerts). They have sung in venues from Herstmonceux Castle Ballroom to Sussex and Cotswold churches. Last year they were asked to sing in South Stoke, near Bath, to raise money for roof repair. They have sung at christenings, weddings and funerals, on boats on the Thames, in rented houses in Ireland.
Their music will range from a Schubert Mass to chart hits, from Tallis to Tavener, Geilo to Galloway ( don’t worry if you haven’t heard of him) along the way will be the odd spiritual and sea shanty.
Never mind any of this, they sing and wait to be invited back, they usually are. They will entertain you and you will leave having enjoyed the concert.