In a week's time, on Friday the 6th July, just hours before we catch the Caledonian Sleeper train to the North-East corner of Scotland, The Song Cyclists will give a short London concert at the beautiful St James's, Sussex Gardens at 7.45pm. The church staff have heroically given us this gorgeous venue for free and we are so grateful for this opportunity to perform to our London-based friends and supporters.
Featuring a selection of stunning sacred music, folksong favourites and outrageous a cappella from the tour, please come to bid us farewell and good luck with £17,700 left to raise and 1000 miles in the saddle ahead of us. Tickets are free but we do hope that the entertainment we provide will provoke a generous retiring collection. And if you can find a more varied programme elsewhere this summer, we would like to hear about it!
Tallis - If Ye Love Me, Hear The Voice And Prayer
White - Regina Caeli
Gounod - Ave Verum
Mendelssohn - Beati Mortui, Periti Autem
Duruflé - Ubi Caritas, Tantum Ergo
Schumann - Die Minnesänger, Die Lotosblume
Pearsall - Oh Who Will O'er The Downs So Free
Vaughan-Williams (arr.) - Loch Lomond
Parker/Shaw (arr.) - What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor?
Le Bas (arr.) - Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho
Peace (arr. Phelps) - O Love That Will Not Let Me Go
Bernstein (arr. Giallombardo) - Tonight
Mercury (arr. Searle) - Bicycle Race
S Club 7 (arr. Searle) - Reach
Menken (arr. Dale) - Go The Distance
Here's a taste of what we've been getting up to in rehearsal:
And if you can't make it to the concert but you would like to support Mind and give us some encouragement, you can donate here: