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Set List

Part 1: N.O.E.L (Night of Everlasting Light) by Derric Johnson

1 / Shout for Joy

Arranged by: Derric Johnson

Adapted for SSAA by: Diane Wright

2 / O Come All Ye Faithful

Arranged by: Derric Johnson

Adapted for SSAA by: Diane Wright

3 / Away in a Manger

Music by: William Kirkpatrick

Arranged by: Jason D. Findlay

4 / O Holy Night

Arranged by: Derric Johnson

Adapted for SSAA by: Diane Wright

5 / Angels from the Realms of Glory

Arranged by: Derric Johnson

Adapted for SSAA by: Diane Wright

6 / See Amid the Winter's Snow

By: Edward Caswall, John Goss

Arranged by: Dan Forrest 

7 / Rejoice With Exceeding Great Joy

Arranged by: Derric Johnson

Adapted for SSAA by: Diane Wright

8 / What Child is This?

Arranged by: Derric Johnson

Adapted for SSAA by: Diane Wright

9 / Do You Hear What I Hear?

By: Noel Regney and Gloria Shayne

Arranged by Mark Brymer

10 / Silent Night

Traditional

Arranged by: Diane Wright

11 / Joy to the World

Arranged by: Derric Johnson

Adapted for SSAA by: Diane Wright

12 / The Hallelujah Chorus

Arranged by: Derric Johnson

Adapted for SSAA by: Diane Wright

13 / The Wonderful World of Christmas

Arranged by: Derric Johnson

Adapted for SSAA by: Diane Wright

Part 2: 

14 / The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Words and Music by: Eddie Pola and George Wyle

Arranged by Mac Huff

15 / The Muppets Christmas Carol

Medley from 'A Muppet Christmas Carol'

Songs featured: "One More Sleep 'Til Christmas", "It Feels Like Christmas" and "Thankful Heart".

Arranged by: Ryan O'Connell

16 / God Rest Ye Merry Gentlement

Traditional English Carol

Arranged (with additional words) by: Russell Robinson

17 / Walkin' Down the Road

Words and Music by: Greg Gilpin

18 / The Work of Christmas

By: Howard Thurman

Arranged by: Dan Forrest

19 / The Man with the Bag

Words and Music by: Harold Stanley, Irving Taylor and Dudley Brooks

Arranged by: Julia Gaulke

20 / Candlelight Carol

Words and Music by: John Rutter

21 / Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Words by: Haven Gillespie

Music by: J Fred Coots

Arranged by: Kirby Shaw

22 / Believe

Words and Music by: Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard

Arranged by: Mark Hayes

23 / A Christmas Blessing

Music by: Philip W. J. Stopford

Words from the Church of Ireland Book of Common Prayer adapted by Philip W. J. Stopford

24 / Glory Hallelu

Words and Music by: Dom Besig

25 / Deck the Halls

Traditional

Arranged by Kevin Olusola, Kirstin Maldonado, Mitchell Grassi, Scott Hoying and Ben Bram

Adapted for publication by Mac Huff

About our host: Beverley Humphreys M.B.E

After graduating from university, Beverley began her operatic career as Rosina in The Barber Of Seville for Welsh National Opera. Her other roles include Carmen, Santuzza and Amneris.

She's performed at all the major concert halls in this country, including at the Royal Albert Hall for the Queen and Prince Philip. Across the Atlantic she's appeared in concerts from Vancouver to New York.

Versatility is Beverley's hallmark. No stranger to BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4, she's also appeared on TV as a singer and a presenter.

In 1992, Beverley was given the honour of being the first singer in the history of Welsh rugby to step out onto the hallowed turf in the National Stadium to lead the tens of thousands of spectators in the field, and millions all over the world, in the singing of the Welsh national anthem.

Beverley's written and toured with her one-woman shows which include Seven Women Under One Hat, A Tribute To Ivor Novello and Legendary Ladies (Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland and Gertrude Lawrence).

She also manages to fit charity work into her busy schedule. She's the Welsh representative for the Christian charity Feed The Minds, patron of Crossroads (Caring For Carers), trustee of Growing Space (mental health project) and was co-ordinator of the Let Paul Robeson Sing exhibition.

 

Affinity are honoured and delighted to have Beverley with them today both as narrator and host for ‘Sounds of the Season’, and extend their heart-felt thanks to her.

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Meet The Team

Choir Members

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Our members are thrilled to bring Affinity's year to an end this afternoon after lots of hard work.

Soprano 1

Alice Embrey

Cathryn Simpson

Charlotte Rees

Kat Jenkins

Kelda Remington

Lahara Bridges

Michelle Bance

Olivia Bolas

Rachel Brown

Robyn Tayler

Sarah Williams

Sam Evans

Sian Jenkins

Sianna Reader

Alto 1

Beth Flynn

Carys Matthews

Cath Downing

Ceri Smith

Elle Mawson

Ellie Taylor

Emma Howells

Eve Ruet

Harriet Berner

Hayley Wilcox

Janice Bluck

Patrice McGhee

Rachel Quaife-Jones

Sara Edwards

Sarah Delf

Not performing today

Lena Sendermann

Sianna Reader

Becky Bush

Poppy Mansfield

Alisa Bond

Claire Sharpe

Soprano 2

Amy Curnock

Annabel Cartwright

Bethan Pankhurst

Catherine Chick

Emma Henson

Ffion Middleton

Kimberley Chatfield

Lauren Jones

Meredith Hood

Suzanne Pritchard

Suzy Knott

Alto 2

Ceri Phillips

Ceri Maguire

Emma Watkins

Francesca Roberts

Gill Murphy

Jodi Owens

Juliet Johnson

Lara Roderique-Davies

Sarah Heap

Sarah Barker

Affinity would like to thank...

- Stewart Roberts

- Stephanie Todd

- The United Reformed Church Cardiff

- Tech and Support staff at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

- The Vanguard Centre

- The Affinity Leadership team

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