Gardens Open Concert 2021

Welton and Melton Gardens' Open Day Concert

Sunday 27th June 2021, 4:30pm

St. Helen's Parish Church Choir, Welton

Gardens' Open 2021


Full Choir

All Creatures of our God and King
(hymn 103 verses 1, 4 and 7 only plus descant G K Naidoo)
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Violin and Piano
Philippa and Gareth

Hungarian Dance
by August Nolck
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Upper Voices

For the Beauty of the Earth
by John Rutter
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Vocal Solo

The Owls
by Peter Jenkyns
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Junior Choir

All Things Bright and Beautiful
by John Rutter
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Full Choir

Teddy Bears’ Picnic
by John Bratton, arranged Andrew Carter
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Vocal Solo

The Little Spanish Town
by Peter Jenkyns
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Full Choir

Battle (against the Virus) Hymn
Lyrics below
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Electric Violin Solo

The Lea Rig – traditional folk tune
arranged by Iain Fraser
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Vocal Solo

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Manning Sherwin
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Full Choir

God is Gone Up With A Merry Noise
Arthur Hutchings
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Piano Solo

Rhapsody in Red
Phamie Gow
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Full Choir

A Musician’s Prayer
G K Naidoo
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Full Choir plus Tinies

I, the Lord of Sea and Sky
Daniel Shutte, arranged Malcolm Archer
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A word from Rev Canon Elaine Bielby

Rev Canon Elaine Bielby
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Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer
hymn 216, 2nd tune
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Choir Director: Helen Duffus

Battle (Against the Virus) Hymn

1. We are St Helen’s choristers we love to meet and sing, 
We’ve spent the last twelve months at home so busy practising,
We work on new songs every week, then film ourselves online,
And goodness knows with full time jobs just how we’ve found the time!
Glory glory hallelujah! (x3)
If soon we all can sing in church then we will all be fine!

2. The Junior Choir are growing up, they’re all as tall as trees,
Their feet have all grown really big, their hair is at their knees!
It won’t be long until the eldest tinies join our throng
They’ll learn to sing, have lots of fun and always get along.
Glory glory…
and if you’d like to be a part, then come to join their song.

3. The nasty virus stayed a while, in lockdown we have been,
We couldn’t meet to sing each week, we’ve had to watch a screen!
But it’s all right – we don’t give up – it’s not all doom and gloom,
Thank goodness we have carried on by moving on to Zoom!
Glory glory…
but we can’t wait to get back into church and Rob’s Games’ Room.

4. We feel as if the government has put us in a fix –
They say we have to sing spaced out! – and only up to six!
It doesn’t make a lot of sense when football crowds can sing
So come on Boris, have a heart, and let our anthems ring!
Glory, glory…
Let’s hope next year we’re back in church and proper concert-ing!

Lyrics by Lily and Anthony Mason and Helen Duffus


If you are aged 7+ and are interested in joining St Helen’s Choir please ring Helen on 07795 374018 or email her at .  Once Covid restrictions are lifted we will be rehearsing Sunday mornings from 9.15 am and singing at the morning service, but in the meantime you can still join us and take part in the Virtual Choir.