Choral Workshop and Informal Concert directed by Brian Kay
St Peter's Church
Bridge Road
TQ14 0DB
United Kingdom
Type: Concert
Date: Saturday 22 June 2019
Start Time: 10.00am Registration, and issue of music scores
End Time: Approximately 9.30pm
Box Office Contact: Malcolm Watson
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Ticket Information: Full details can be found on the 'Book Tickets' page of this website.

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Shaldon Festival is delighted to well come back Brian Kay, a well known TV and radio presenter, choral conductor, and original bass voice of the King's Singer's to direct and conduct the Shaldon Festival Choir in the all day rehearsal, followed by the informal evening concert, joined by professional soloists.

The 2019 programme includes:
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: Requiem (in D minor, K.626)
GEORGE DYSON: Three Songs of Praise
Plus other MOZART solo arias:
Là ci darem la mano (in Italian): Don Giovanni (Soprano and Bass)
Dies bildnis ist bezaubernd schön: The Magic Flute (Tenor)
Voi che sapete: The Marriage of Figaro (Mezzo)
Ach ich fuhl’s: The Magic Flute (Soprano)
Catalogue aria: Don Giovanni (Bass)
Ave verum corpus (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass)

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART : Requiem (in D minor, K.626) is one of the most famous choral works in the classical repertoire.
Mozart composed part of the Requiem in Vienna in late 1791, but it was unfinished at his death on 5 December the same year. The mournful 'Lacrimosa' is a highlight.

GEORGE DYSON : Three songs of Praise
1. Praise:
This is a setting of George Herbert's famous poem: 'Let all the world in every corner sing,
My God and King! The heavens are not too high, His praise may thither fly: The earth is not too low, His praises there may grow'

2. Lauds:
A calm and contemplative anthem, with text by the sixteen-century poet George Gasgoigne, which begins with 'Ye that have spent the silent night In sleep and quiet rest,. The poem (and music) naturally divides into two similar halves: the 'quiet night', followed by praise to God for the 'light of day'
Now lift your hearts, your voices raise, Your morning tribute bring, And pay a grateful song of praise To Heaven's Almighty King'

3. A Poet's Hymn:
This is a 'too good to be true' poem by Dyson's favourite poet, Robert Herrick, about a hermit who survives on virtually nothing while living in a shack, and giving away what little he has.
'Lord, thou hast given me a cell, Wherein to dwell;
A little house, whose humble roof Is weather proof'

Dyson is obviously moved by this poem, and gives it his all, creating a rousing conclusion to this trio of anthems.

Sir George Dyson, composer, teacher, organist and administrator was born in Halifax, Yorkshire, England in 1883. He spent four years (1904-8) in Italy and Germany on a Mendelssohn Scholarship before embarking on his career as music master at a succession of public schools, including Rugby, Wellington and Winchester. He taught at the Royal College of Music (where he had been a student under Stanford) before becoming in 1937 the College's director, a post he retained until 1952. He died at Winchester in 1964.

Parking Map for St Peter's Church, Shaldon


St Peter’s Church, Bridge Road, Shaldon, TQ14 0DB


1. Long Stay Public Carpark ½ mile from the church, reached through the village or off the A379 coast road to Torquay, postcode TQ14 0HP – 381 spaces, “pay & display” during the day but free after 6.00pm. Allow 15 minutes for the blue walking route shown.
2. Short Stay Public Carpark, opposite the church, postcode TQ14 0BP – 48 spaces, “pay & display” subject to a short stay 4 hour limit during the day but free after 6.00pm.
3. Extra parking – limited space adjoining the recreation ground reached from Ringmore Road but with easy pedestrian access to the Church along the estuary embankment. If using this area, please park “tidily” to maximise the usable space; this area is only available for parking as a special arrangement for the Festival.


Please telephone Malcolm Watson on 01626 873492 if you need help with letting someone alight at the church and/or need seating space for a wheelchair. In addition, there are a very few parking spaces close to the church which we can reserve for those with mobility difficulties on a first come, first served, basis.