Come & Sing Day: Endings

Saturday 15 October
10am – 5pm
at the Wycombe Arts Centre, 15 Desborough Rd, High Wycombe HP11 2PU

As the year turns towards colder weather we invite amateur singers of all ages to join us at the Wycombe Arts Centre to rehearse and perform a varied programme of vocal consort music themed on ‘Endings’. From a piece by Baroque composer Henry Purcell (sung at the Queen’s funeral at Westminster Abbey) to a comic lark-about by Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, singers will explore not just music from different eras but also many different styles of singing – church, spiritual, close harmony, music hall. The day will be led by Artistic Director Jonathan Darbourne, a highly experienced choral conductor and arranger, and will include a group of professional singers who will join in when needed to make sure all involved feel confident.

Tickets are £22 full price, or £12 for Under 35s.
Please email our box office team if you cannot afford this but would still like to take part.

Scores, coffee, tea, and buffet lunch is included, courtesy of our catering partner ‘The Deli‘.

If you’re new to (choral) singing, why not check out our Come & Learn To Sing ‘drop in surgery’ session on Saturday 8 October 10am – 1pm?

Please scroll down for detailed timings and to view the programme.

Please let us know the name(s), voice type(s), and dietary requirements of all members of your group. Please also let us know if you have any access requirements and we will do our very best to accommodate them.
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Endings: music of hope and remembrance

Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts – Henry Purcell
The Lord’s my shepherd – NEH 459
Were you there? – Spiritual, arr. Paul Hart
Roll, Jordan, roll – Spiritual, arr. Bartholomew
Lay a garland – Robert Pearsal
Miss Otis regrets – Cole Porter, arr. Pickard
Goodbye – Moore and Cook, arr. Darbourne

Please kindly note there is a chance we may not be able to cover all the pieces in one day!


Registration from 10am
Downbeat at 10.30am
Break for lunch at 1pm
Informal performance at 4pm

Additional information

Ticket Band

Full Price (£22), Under 35 (£12)