Past Performances


Summer Performances 2018


Sunday 24th June

Sunflower Memory Walk at the Broadlands Estate.

Singing by the river for recently bereaved people, supporting the Countess Mountbatten Hospice

Delicious Summer Concert

Collecting for Alzheimer’s Research

Sunday 15th July 2018


in Portswood Residents’ Gardens Pavilion

1, Abbots Way SO17 1QU

Tickets from Eventbrite here

Gorgeous harmonies

Tea and cake after the concert by donation.

Autumn Performances 2017

Southampton Central Library 

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Saturday 7th October

 2.3opm Guildhall Square

Taking part in Music in the City as Friends of  Southampton Music Hub.

A special performance of Fiona Funnell’s composition, ‘Singing in the City’ with children’s choir, ‘Sing Up’.

Want to sing along? Here is the tune and words:

 We’re all here from around the world, singing in the city

Every boy and every girl, singing in the city


We’re from England, Bangladesh, we’re from Poland, Latvia,

We’re from Somali, Pakistan, and we sing in the city


Some of us have lived here all our lives, singing in the city

Some of us have just arrived, singing in the city


 We’re from Jamaica, Syria, we’re from Sweden, Portugal,

We’re from Wales, South Africa, and we sing in the city


 We sing songs from around the world, singing in the city

Every boy and every girl, singing in the city

 We sing in Urdu, Swahile, we sing in English, Latvian

We sing in Hindi, Portuguese, and we sing in the city

 Sing in the city!


Monday 11th December at 8pm

Songs by Torchlight at Gods House Tower


Free entry, booking essential.

Book your tickets here

Bring a torch, a fold-up chair and warm clothing.

Collecting for the Society of St James.





Autumn Performances 2017

Saturday 7th October, 10.30am – 11am

Summer Term 2017

Peartree Church Hall, 80 Peartree Road, Bitterne, Southampton SO19 7GZ  3pm – 5pm

With entertainment by Delicious Sounds Choir and Southampton Brass Ensemble.

Raising funds for WaterAid.

Spring Term 2017

Saturday 25th March –

Rise Up!

Free lunchtime concert with Delicious Sounds Choir  1pm
at Southampton City Art Gallery, Commercial Road, SO14 7LP

Songs to include People Get Ready by Curtis Mayfield, Zema – a rousing song from South Africa, and Rise Up by Pauline Down.

The concert is free entry.
Donations for the Society of St James are welcome.

Saturday 28th January –

Performance and free singing workshop

Music Fayre, Central Hall, St Mary’s Street, Southampton SO14 1NF

12.30pm – 1.30pm

Autumn Term 2016:

Monday 5th December 8pm – Songs by Torchlight at God’s House Tower (Donations to The Society of St James)

Saturday 10 December 1pm – Free lunchtime concert in the City Library

Vela –  South African song
Noel Nouvelet – Traditional French Renaissance carol. Arr Ellis French
Gaudete – medieval carol
Mravalzhamier –  Dato. Georgian traditional song
Tebye Piom – D Bortniansky. Russian prayer
Solstice Carol – USA shape note
Let the Circle be wide – Tommy Sands, Arr Bruce Knight


Summer Term 2016:

Sunday 3rd July – Sing for WaterAid. Turner Sims Hall, University of Southampton

Sunday 10th July – Sing for Water West, Royal Crescent, Bath

Beyond The Sea Lawrence/Trenet/Bobby Darin: jazzy and uplifting arr. Wendy Sargeant-
I Won’t Back Down Tom Petty : strong and rocking arr. Ali Orbaum
Boat on the River Styx:  sinuous and folky arr. Dee Jarlett
All At Sea: yearning and beautiful by Gitika Partington
I Am A River: simple and flowing  by Nickomo Clarke
Gomo Guru Re Zimbabwe.Shona Folk song Arr Gitika Partington
Singabahambayo Thina. South African traditional. Arr Gitika Partington
A Summer’s Evening in July. Fiona Funnell


Saturday 12th March 2016 1.0 Southampton City Art Gallery – free concert

‘I Got Rhythm’ George Gershwin. Arranged by Faith Watson
‘If I had a Hammer’ Pete Seeger. Arranged by Gitika Partington
‘Tebye Piom’ Demytro Bortniansky
‘Wild Mountain Thyme’ Arranged by Nickomo Clarke
‘Let the River Run’ Carly Simon. Arranged by Wendy Sargent


Sunday 6th December 2015, Dorset Community Choir Festival




Saturday 19th December 2015 1pm, Free lunchtime concert
Southampton Art Gallery


Sunday 20th December 2015 4.0 – 6.0pm

 A Winter Warmer’ – Delicious Sounds Choir and Friends
Hanger Farm Arts Centre


24th October 2015  ‘Tales of Southampton, The Musical’ 

The Hub, City College, Southampton

SO: To Speak Festival of Words

In collaboration with Southampton Folk Orchestra and Mike O’Leary, storyteller

If I had Words – Saint Saens. Lyrics by Jonathan Hodge & Sandra Thibault
Ziyamazumekisi – traditional Zulu song.  Arranged by Una May
The Animal Lullaby by Fiona Funnell
Take the Shackles off my Feet so I can Dance by Mary Mary, arranged by Dr Elaine Wilson
Sunrise, Sunset by Jerry Bock & Sheldon Harnick. Arranged by Ali Orbaum

4th July 2015     Turner Sims, University of Southampton

In collaboration with Southampton Ukulele Jam and One Root Drummers in aid of Water Aid

Let the River Run – Carly Simon.  Arranged by Wendy Sargent
Ziyamazumekisi – traditional Zulu song.  Arranged by Una May
Moon River – Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer
Wild Mountain Thyme – Scottish folk song.  Arranged by Nickomo Clarke
One Love – Bob Marley
Rain – Ladysmith Black Mamabazo. Arranged by Una May


6th March 2015     Hanger Farm Arts Centre

Fiona selected songs that fit in with the story of Sir Bevis of Hamptun, retold in our collaborative concert by storyteller Mike O’Leary, with Southampton Folk Orchestra.

Ave Maria – Catalonian song reflecting the journey of a pilgrim, arranged by Sarah Pennington
Ise Oluwa – Nigerian song in Yoruba, arranged by Una May
Dance me to the end of love by Leonard Cohen, arranged by Nickomo Clarke
The Animal Lullaby by Fiona Funnell
Inche Manae – Armenian folksong
Take the Shackles off my Feet so I can Dance by Mary Mary, arranged by Dr Elaine Wilson


13th & 15th December 2014 , Southampton Art Gallery, Nuffield Theatre bar and West Quay

River of Dreams by Billy Joel.
Patapan. Originally a medieval French carol.
Hallelujah Chorus by Handel.
The Holly and the Ivy. A well known carol, sung to a different tune.
She Moved through the Fair. A beautiful, moving Irish folksong. Arranged by Peter Hunt
Winter Warming Song. From the album, ‘Fabulous Turquoise Coat’ by musical director  Fiona

Fiona says “I composed it on the street one cold winter’s night , walking up the hill outside St George’s in Bristol, after an inspiring concert by the Gasworks Choir. It has a dancey groove that will warm your toes.”


Southampton Art Gallery