Blue Skies Ahead (Tamesis with Indigo May)

  • Shiplake Memorial Hall
  • November 6, 2021
  • Saturday, 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

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Blue Skies Ahead (Tamesis with Indigo May)

Shiplake Memorial Hall, Memorial Avenue, Shiplake Cross, RG9 4DW

Saturday, 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
November 6, 2021


The enforced pause is over! We’re delighted to invite you to our comeback choral concert, Blue Skies Ahead! As if it wasn’t enough that Tamesis is back in business, we are thrilled that special guests Indigo May will be sharing our programme on Saturday November 6th at Shiplake Memorial Hall.
Indigo May is a classical crossover vocal duo with at least one very familiar face and voice to Tamesis fans. Julie Kench partners with her former Swingle Singers colleague Meinir Ann Thomas in their professional act, where two blended soprano voices create one incredible sound. The duo captures the hearts of audiences with thrilling harmonies and a banquet of well-loved and new songs. Indigo May is excited to be in demand once again with leading cruise lines, as global travel begins to reopen… we’re very happy that they’ve found space in their itinerary for this joint concert. See and hear more from Indigo May on their website
As for Tamesis, we’re full of excitement and enthusiasm to be performing again. This concert reflects our hope and optimism for the future, as well as making reflective acknowledgment of challenging times that we’ve all endured.
From Rutter’s celebratory Birthday Madrigals, Labi Siffre’s Something inside so strong and (of course) Irving Berlin’s Blue Skies, to Bridge over Troubled Water, Burgon’s Ave Verum Corpus plus works by Lauridsen, Chilcott and Whitacre, Musical Director Louise has woven a programme that flows smoothly through some of our favourite repertoire, new and old. You’ll also hear the live premiere of the beautiful spiritual ‘Shenandoah’, arranged especially for Tamesis Chamber Choir during lockdown by talented local composer Andy Milburn.

This venue has strict limits on audience numbers to ensure comfort and good ventilation, so we recommend buying in advance to avoid disappointment. There will be an interval with refreshments and chance to mingle… or take a comfort break!

Programme (PDF)

Indigo May and Tamesis:
  O salutaris hostia – Ēriks Ešenvalds

  Birthday Madrigals – John Rutter
    1. It was a lover and his lass
    2. Draw on, sweet night
    3. Come live with me
    4. My true love hath my heart
    5. When daisies pied

Indigo May:
  Adagio Tomoso – Albinoni, arr. Giazotto/Fabian
  Badinerie – Johann Sebastian Bach
  How do you keep the music playing? – Michel Legrand
  The Prayer – David Foster, Carole Bayer Sager, Alberto Testa and Tony Renis

Indigo May and Tamesis:
  Ave verum corpus – Geoffrey Burgon
  Swimming over London – Bob Chilcott

Indigo May:
  Angel – Sarah McLachlan
  Come what may – David Baerwald and Kevin Gilbert
  Bring him home – Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil

  Oh Shenandoah – Trad. arr. Andy Milburn
  The seal lullaby – Eric Whitacre
  Blue skies –  Irving Berlin arr. Steve Zegree

  Sure on this shining night – Morten Lauridsen

  (Something inside) so strong – Labi Siffre arr. Rice

Indigo May and Tamesis:
  Bridge over troubled water – Paul Simon arr. Kirby Shaw