Songs

The Stapleton Singers have always sung a broad range of songs, many in three or four part harmonies, some in rounds, some in unison. And you know what? With a bit of guidance and practice we can sound pretty good!!

Here are just a few of the songs we have sung over the past year.

Traditional folk songs from around the world, such as:
Belle mama (probably from Torres Strait Islands)
Black is the colour (Scottish)
Dyma Flwyddyn Newydd Eto (Welsh)
Minhiamba (Gambian)
The Lark in the clean air (Irish song, by Sir Samuel Ferguson c. 1850. Arranged by Camilo Menjura)

Well-known popular songs such as:
Beyond the sea (Jack Lawrence – lyrics; Charles Trenet - music)
I can see clearly now (Johnny Nash)
Love will keep us together (Neil Sedaka)
Penny Lane, Eleanor Rigby, Blackbird (The Beatles)
She’s not there (The Zombies)
Sunny (Hebb Bobby)
You’ve got a friend (Carly Simon)

Songs we are learning for special events summer 2016:

The Tate Modern extension opening weekend:
The Bridge - a new specially commissioned composition by Peter Liversidge.

Sing for Water London 2016:
Different ships (Kirsty Martin)
Hlonolofatsa (a song from Lesotho)
Kiki Lambe (a song from Senegal; arranged by Brian Tate)
Love call me home (Peggy Seeger – lyrics; Peter Amidon - musical arrangement)
True Colours (Billy Steinberg & Tom Kelly; arranged by Una May Olomalaiye)
Vozle Ryetshki (a Russian song arranged by Martina Schwartz)
You are the water (Helen Chadwick)