Recent Concerts

On Saturday 3rd June 2017 at All Saints Church, Oystermouth the choir performed:
The King Shall Rejoice  -  Handel
Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne - Handel
Erschallet iht Lieder BWV172 - Bach
Soprano: Jessica Cale
Countertenor: Henry Kimber
Tenor: Huw Rhys Evans
Base: Allan Smith
The Cambian Consort
Musical Director Dr William Reynolds

On Saturday 28th January 2017 at All Saints Church, Oystermouth the choir performed
 Blest Pair of Sirens           C H Parry
 Greensleeves                    Arranged by Vaughn Williams
 Five Mystical Songs          Vaughn Williams
 Jerusalem                         C H Parry
 Songs of Travel 1, 3, 8      Elgar
Musical Director Dr William Reynolds
Baritone Samuel Oram
The Festival Orchestra of Wales

On Saturday 11th June 2016 at All Saints Church, Oystermouth the choir performed
Mass in Time of War  - Haydn
Solumn Vespers  - Motzart
Musical Director Dr William Reynolds
Soprano Jennifer Walker
Mezzo Soprano Jenny Pearson
Tenor Mark Chaudy
Bass Stephen Hamnett
Orga, Meirion Wynn Jones
The Festival Orchestra of Wales


On Saturday 19th December 2015 the Gower Chorale gave a performance of Handel's Messiah at the Brangwyn Hall. Swansea.

Guest Conductor

James Davies

Organ

Dr William Reynolds

Harpsichord

Dr David Ponsford

Soprano

Angharad Morgan

Contralto

Sioned Gwen Davies

Tenor

David Fortey

Bass

Adam Gilbert

            The Festival Orchestra of Wales


Saturday 20th June 2015
The Choir celebrated its twentieth anniversary - with a performance of Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius in the Brangwyn Hall
Musical Director        Luke Spencer
Organ                       Jeffrey Howard
Tenor                       Robyn Lyn Evans
Soprano                    Angharad Morgan
Bass                         Anthony Stuart Lloyd
       Festival Orchestra of Wales
 

Saturday 10th January 2015 at  All Saints Church Oystermouth

Music for Epiphany

Fantasia on Christmas Carols     Vaughan Williams
Cantata for Epiphany BWV65   J S Bach
Amahl and the night visitors       Gian-Carlo Menotti
Three men came a-riding           Katherine Morris

Musical Director     Luke Spencer
 Piano                   Robert Marshall
 Organ                  Alan Sykes
Soprano                Polly Greenwood
Mezzo-Soprano     Louise Ratcliffe
Tenor                   Simon Buttle
Tenor                   Gareth Davies
Baritone                Julian Boyce
Bass                      Martin Lloyd   

Saturday December 13th at Sketty Methodist Church
An evening of seasonal music

Saturday June 7th  2014 at 7.30pm 
All Saints Church Oystermouth   Franz Joseph Haydn:   The Creation

Saturday January 11th  2014 at 7.30pm All Saints Church Oystermouth

An Evening of Music including Vivaldi’s Gloria and Handel’s Zadok the Priest

Musical  Director  Luke Spencer
Soprano Phillippa Scammell
Contralto Helen Stanley
Piano Robert Marshall
Organ Alan Sykes
The Cambrian Consort

Saturday 1st June 2013   Summer Concert   Music by Haydn
Nelson Mass, Stabat Mater, Trumpet Concerto

Musical Director    Luke Spencer
Soprano                Jennifer Walker
Countertenor           Henry Kimber
Tenor                    Robyn Lyn Evans
Trumpet                Bob Ferriman
Organist               Les Ryan
The Festival Orchestra of Wales


Saturday, 19th January 2013 at 7:30 pm in All Saints Church Oystermouth
New Year Concert:  Opera Choruses
Saturday, January 14th 2012 at 7:30pm in All Saints Church, Oystermouth The programme wase:
Missa Brevis  -     Palestrina
Little Organ Mass -
Haydn

Mass in G  -  Schubert    and
A Little Jazz Mass -
Bob Chilcott
Musical Director                                Luke Spencer
Organ                        Huw Tregelles Williams OBE
Piano                                                Robert Marshall
Soprano                                              Claire Watkins Contralto                                              Keira Spencer
Tenor                                                    Gareth Morris
Bass                                                        Martin Lloyd


On Friday 16th December 2011 at St Peter's, Newton the choir gave a concert of readings and carols.

The Spring Concert was on Saturday 21st May 2011 in All Saints Church Oystermouth


The works performed were Benedicite by Andrew Carter, Petite Messe Solennelle by Rossini and  Locus Iste by Anton Bruckner
Musical Director        Luke Spencer
Organ                          Dr William Reynolds
Piano                           Robert Marshall
Piano                           Andrew Pike
Soprano                       Phillippa Scammell
Contralto                     Ting Wang
Tenor                            Philip Holtam
Bass                              Martin Lloyd
St Michael’s Preparatory School Choir


The Brangwyn Hall performance of Handel's Messiah by The Gower Chorale with the Chamber Orchestra of Wales which was scheduled for 18th December 2010 was postponed because of snow and ice to 14th January 2011.
Musical Director: Luke Spencer
Organ: Andrew Pike
Harpsichord: Carl Grainger
Soprano: Ros Evans
Countertenor: Robert cross
Tenor: Robyn Lyn Evans
Bass: Neil Baker
 

On 22nd May  in All Saints Parish Church, Oystermouth the choir and soloists performed

Te Deum — BIZET
Gloria—POULENC
Vesperae solennes de confessore —MOZART
Avé Maria—LUKE SPENCER
Where Corals Lie -Edward Elgar
The Count's Aria (from the Marriage of Figaro) - Mozart

Musical Director: Luke Spencer
Soprano: Deryn Edwards
Mezzo Soprano : Katherine Allen
Tenor: William Helliwell
Bass : Mark Williams

On 12th December 2009 in All Saints Parish Church, Oystermouth, Swansea the programme included:
Fantasia on Christmas carols     -     Vaughan Williams
Missa Sancti Nicolai     -     Joseph Haydn
Cantata,  Washet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (sleepers Wake)     -     J.S.Bach
Two Christmas spirituals    -     arranged by Malcolm Sargent
Organ Solo 18c Noel    -    Daquin

Musical Director : Luke Spencer                Organ : Huw Tregellles Willians OBE
The Festival Orchestra of Wales                 Leader of the Orchestra : Mansel Hughes
Soprano : Celine Forrest                            Mezzo Soprano : Eleri Edwards
Tenor : Robyn Lyn Evans                         Bass : Aled Edwards
On Saturday 9th May 2009 at &:30 in All Saints Parish Church, Oystermouth, Swansea
with the
Festival Orchestra of Wales
 
The programme included Rutter's Requiem and Vivaldi's Gloria.

Conductor: Luke Spencer
Soprano: Claire Powell
Mezzo Soprano: Susan Thompson
December 2008 Christmas Concert  at St Peters Church, Newton, Swansea

November 2008  at St Benedicts Church, Sketty Road, Uplands Swansea, SA2 0JJ
the programme included:
Two psalms by Carole Morgans
Linden Lee (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
O Taste and See (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
Let the people praise thee, O God  (William Mathias)
A Hymn to Peace taken from The Country beyond the stars  (Daniel Jones)
I was glad   (Charles H.H.Parry)
The Lord bless you and keep you  (John Rutter)
Two motets for mixed choirs (Monteverdi


In May 2008 at All Saints Church, Oystermouth the Gower Chorale with the Chamber Orchestra of Wales performed


Mozart's Requiem and Regina Coeli
Epistle Sonata in C (K 336), epistle sonata (K67)
Allelulia from Exultat Jubilate
Laudate Dominum from Vesperae Solennes de Confessor

Soprano: Iona Jones
Contralto:  Susan Thomson
Tenor:  Richard Allen
Bass: Martin Lloyd
Continuo: Robert Marshall
Organ: Alan Sykes
Conductor: Carole Morgans

In December 2007 the Gower Chorale sang Christmas carols at National Waterfront Museum.
 

Saturday, 8th December 2007
at St Peter's Church, Newton, Swansea
The Gower Chorale with the Awelan Ensmble and the Bishopston Comprehensive School Singers performed a selection of Christmas music including:
     No Need for Angels, a collection of new songs composed for the choir by our musical director Carole Morgans,
    carols by Karl Jenkins,
    Cantate Domino by Claudio |Monteverdi,
    Festival of Carols by Paul Nagle,
    and the Twelve Days of christmas by Bill Hollcombe


Saturday, 28th April 2007
at St Peter's Church, Newton, Swansea.
The Gower Chorale performed
     Schubert:   Mass in G
    Handel:      Zadok the Priest
                      The King Shall Rejoice
                      Let thy hand be strengthened
Claire Powell, soprano
Hugh Thomas, organ and harpsichord
The Chamber Orchestra of Wales
The programme included two Handel arias sung by Claire and the orchestra performed the serenade "Eine Kliene Nachtmusik" and the Suite in F from the Water Music.

Saturday 16th December 2006 at 7:30 pm in the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
The Gower Chorale and Côr Penclawdd     -     Handel: Messiah  
Conductor Richard Whitehead, 
Hugh Thomas, Organ,
David Ponsford, Harpsichord and
The Chamber Orchestra of Wales

Ros Evans, Soprano,
Louise Jones, Alto,
Richard Allen, Tenor,
Martin Lloyd, Bass.
December 6th 2006 at Sketty Methodist Church -  A Christmas Celebration: An evening of Words and Music
On 29th April 2006 in All Saints' Parist Church, Oystermouth the choir performed:

Mass in Time of War by Josef Haydn and Messe Solennelle - St Cecelia by Charles Gounod.
The soloists were:  Nicola Hughes, soprano
                            Catrin Bevan, contralto
                            Huw Rhys-Evans, tenor and
                                   Eirian Davies, Baritone.
The conductor was Richard Whitehead and the organist was Dr William Reynolds.