The Samuel Chorus began as a group of friends singing Christmas carols in December 2004, and have grown since then. They number 25-30 folk, from quite a wide geographical radius, and rehearse in the Baptist Hall, Bright St. Lochee, Dundee, on Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm.
They perform twice a year (late April and early December) and their proceeds are shared with a charity (usually the choice of their host church/venue).
They sing quite challenging classical music, covering about 6 centuries.
This year, they will be including 2 Russian items, and some Renaissance music in Latin, and compositions in other European languages. In their last concert, they sang several Bruckner motets, and a Te Deum by Haydn, plus a flute sonata and some operatic solos and duets, utilising the talents of their members.
They are a very friendly group who enjoy singing together and welcome new singers!
The Samuel Chorus have two events planned over Scotland Sings weekend. Entry is by donation of £7.
Saturday 1st December 2012
Venue: Dundee West Church, Perth Road, Dundee (opp. Art College)
Start Time: 6:30pm
Sunday 2nd December 2012
Venue: St John’s Scottish Episcopal Church in Forfar, Angus
Start Time: 6:30pm
The programme for both concerts consists of the following:
1. Come, Holy Ghost – Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
2. Allein auf Gottes Wort – Johann Walter (1496-1570)
3. Vidi Jerusalem – Jacobus Clemmens (1510-56)
4. Rejoice in the Lord alway – Anon 16th century
5. Ad te Domine levavi – Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)
6. Benedicamus Domino – Peter Warlock (1894-1930)
7. Adoramus Te, Christe – Quirino Gasparini (1721-78)
8. Magnificat – Pachelbel (1653-1706)
9. In Dulci Jubilo – Trad. arr. Carl Thiel (1861-1939)
10. Evening Bells (Russian popular song) – arr. A. Sveshnikov
11. Russian Skylark (Poem, Vasily Zhukovsky) – Victor Kalinnikov
12. Laudate Dominum – Jan Pieters Sweelinck (1562-1621)
13. Resonet in Laudibus – Jacob Gallus (1552-91)
14. The Snow lies thick – Geoffrey Shaw (1879-1943)
15. Hallelujah (Mount of Olives) – Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1837)