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The inclusion of opera choruses in the repertoire has been a real surprise to some, but performing Henry VIII's most famous European hit (a catchy little ditty) has been a surprise to ALL of us! There are quite a few more recent offerings as well, of course, and members are encouraged to make suggestions of new songs to add to the collection. Many of the songs below were arranged for the choir by Chris Achenbach.

Songs from Musicals and Movies
Circle of Life - Elton John & Tim Rice Mp3 (rehearsal)
Clear and Cool (The Water Babies) - Rev Charles Kingsley/Chris Achenbach
Do You Hear the People Sing - Schönberg/Kretzmer
Good Night, Sleep Tight medley (The Five Pennies)
Hail Holy Queen (Sister Act)
I Have A Dream - Ulvaeus/Andersson
Love Changes Everything - Lloyd Webber/Hart/Black Mp3
Mamma Mia - Ulvaeus/Andersson Mp3
You Shall Go Out With Joy - Steffi Geiser Rubin/Stuart Dauerman
You'll Never Walk Alone - from 'Carousel' by Rodgers & Hammerstein Mp3 (rehearsal)

St Peter's Church Christmas Concert Dress Rehearsal 2014
Pop Songs
California Dreamin' - The Mamas and The Papas
Cecilia - Simon & Garfunkel Mp3
Fields of Barley (Fields of Gold) - Sting
I Got Rhythm - George Gershwin Mp3
Michelle - Paul McCartney
Next to Me - Emeli Sande
Pastyme With Good Companye - Henry VIII (probably!)
Space Oddity - David Bowie Mp3 (rehearsal)
Troublemaker - Ollie Murs Mp3
I joined Langlee Community Choir because...
"I liked the variety of songs at one of the performances."

Scottish Collection
A Man's a Man for A' That - Robert BurnsMp3
Auld Lang Syne - Robert Burns
Bonnie Rose o' Gala, The - J. Murray
Bonnie Teviotdale (from Hawick)
Braw Braw Lads - Robert Burns Mp3 Arr. Chris Achenbach
Broom of the Cowdenknowes(from Leader Water) Earliest publication 1651
By River Jed(from Jedburgh) - Tom Wight
Dumbarton's Drums - Origins in early 18th century Mp3
Four Marys - Reputedly written by David Rizzio (TBC)
Gala's Braw Braw Lasses
Guid Nicht an' Joy - 17th century - Arr. Chris Achenbach
Here's Tae Melrose
Highland Cathedral - Melody by Roever/Korb
Jeanie's Black E'e - Words by Hector MacNeil
The Liltin' (The Flowers of the Forest) - Words by Miss Jean Elliot Mp3
My Borderland - Budge and Johnston Mp3
No Man's Land (aka Green Fields of France or Willie McBride) - Bogle Parcel o' Rogues - Robert Burns
The Rolling Hills of the Borders - McGinn
The Roses(from Selkirk) - Harper/Persley
St Boswells Song - Martin Innes/Alex Robertson
The Soft Lowland Tongue of the Borders - Sanderson
The Star o' Rabbie Burns - Thomson/Booth
Unst Boat Song - in Norn language

Songs in bold above are Borders songs.

Anvil Chorus, The (Vedi! la fosche) - Verdi
Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves (Nabucco) - Verdi Mp3
Humming Chorus (Madame Butterfly) - Puccini, Arr. Chris Achenbach
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach, Arr. Chris Achenbach
Tempus est Iocundum (Carmina Burana) - 12th Century version
Non-Seasonal Songs, Hymns and International
As Long As I Have Music - Besig
Casey Jones - Garcia/Hunter
Elizabethan Serenade - Ronald Binge
Jerusalem - Parry/Blake
Kupalinka - Folk song from Belarus Youtube
Arr. Chris Achenbach
Kuula Vuotti Uuta Kuuta - Folk song from Finland
Pokarekare Ana - Maori song from New Zealand Arr. Chris Achenbach
World War I Commemoration Collection
And When I Told Them/And When They Ask Us - Kern/Reynolds
Belgium Put the Kaibosh on the Kaiser - Sheridan
I'll Make A Man of You - Wimperis
It's A Long Way To Tipperary/When I Wore A Tulip/When I Wore A Tunic - Judge/Williams; Mahoney/Wenrich
Keep the Home Fires Burning - Novello/Ford No Man's Land (aka Green Fields of France or Willie McBride) - Bogle Oh! It's a Lovely War!
Stille Nacht - Mohr/Gruber
What A Friend We Have In Jesus/When This Lousy War Is Over - Converse/Scriven
Gilbert & Sullivan
I Have A Song To Sing, O! (The Yeoman of the Guard)
We Sail The Ocean Blue (HMS Pinafore)
When the Night Wind Howls (Ruddigore)

Christmas Hamper
Carol of the Bells
Christmas Song - Tormé/Wells
Gaudete - From the Piae Cantiones (1582)
The Holly & The Ivy
Jingle Bells - Pierpont
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - Cahn & Styne
Mele Kalikimaka
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Stille Nacht - Mohr/Gruber
Winter Wonderland - Bernard/Smith

When listening to MP3 recordings, please note that sound quality may be dependent on the quality of equipment through which you are listening. Another factor could be that some of the recordings are from rehearsals, but the sound is likely to be much better at a performance! Thank you.

I joined because...
"My Santa hat goes so well with the red and black uniform. Just kidding!"

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Langlee Community Choir was founded in 2012 by Langlee Residents Association
Thank you to Langlee Residents Association for giving us this opportunity to come together in such a fun and uplifting way.