15th July 2023

On Saturday evening the 15th July at St Paul’s Church, Friars St, Warwick, Village Voices presented Summer at St. Paul’s; a programme of varied choral music spanning the last 400 years and across the globe.

The choir was delighted to welcome Edward Button from the King’s Singers, who sang Eternal Source of Light Divine, accompanied by David Pugh on trumpet.

Concert Programme

Other soloists included the very talented young flautist, Sophie Robertson, plus choir members Linda Hemming and Viv Hadley accompanied on piano by Julie Edwards. Also Julia Lea accompanying herself on guitar.

Very many thanks to Kieron Howe, the choir’s musical director, and pianist Helen Pugh, who accompanied the choir, for making the evening so joyful and successful.

Over £1,000 was raised for the choir’s chosen charity for 2023, Rufus’ Friends’ Fund.

Below is a selection of recordings from the concert:

Village Voices sing, with Sophie Roberts on flute, Early One Morning Traditional arr. Alexander L’Estrange

Village Voices sing Ave Verum Corpus from Gradualia by William Byrd

The choir sings Weeping by Dan Heymann arr. Alexander L’Estrange

Village Voices sing Wanting Memories by Ysaye M. Barnwell

Followed by Ah, Poor Bird and Rose, Rose Traditional

Ukrainian Prayer by John Rutter

Click to see Videos of Ukrainian Prayer, Harbour and Fields of Gold.