The repertoire

The spoken ‘rehearsal language’ is English, but the sung repertoire covers all kinds of international songs. Of course the repertoire contains shanties, such as The drunken sailor, sea songs such as the Sailor Boy, Bye bye Roseanne, the red rose café. We all like to sing traditional songs, wherever they come from, so the repertoire also contains Irish folksongs, such as The rose of Tralee, The wild Rover, German and Dutch ballads,  French, Portuguese and even Mexican songs. DSC_0006There is one aspect similar in all these songs: they are heartwarming and often bring us goose bumps…  The choir sings in at least 2, or even 3 or 4 voices.

The repertoire in 2017/2018:

 

Drunken Sailor Whiskey in the Jar Tia Anica
The Sailor Boy Yo no digo Cielito lindo
The Rose of Tralee Leaving Nancy Mingulay Boat song
Red Rose Café Goodbye my lover, goodbye Molly Malone
De Colores The Irish rover Mull of Kintyre
Bye bye my Roseanne Rolling home Tulips from Amsterdam
The Wild Rover Sloop John B Der allerbeste Koch
Grândola vila morena Little ship The fields of Athenry
The leaving of Liverpool Sailing (Rod Stewart) Blow the man down
Fiddlers Green Whiskey, Johnny Liverpool Lou
My Bonnie Hardi, les gars Farewell Shanty
Eres tu Roll Alabama roll O mar enrola na areia
Sailing, sailing Leave her, Johnny leave her Uma  casa Portuguesa
Pay me my money down Canção do mar Hamborger   veermaster
Canção do pescador Fare well to Nova  Scotia Rema, rema, rema o barco (Row the boat)

and two English Medleys:

1. Abie my boy, Galway bay, Cruising down the river

2. May be it’s because I’m a Londoner, Show me the way to go home, We’ll meet again.