We return to this beautiful church in the heart of London for a late-afternoon concert meditating on the themes of love and of immortal fire.
The centrepiece is Benjamin Britten’s Hymn to St Cecilia, the patron saint of musicians:
Blessed Cecilia, appear in visions
To all musicians, appear and inspire
Translated Daughter, come down and startle
Composing mortals with immortal fire.
The programme also includes beautiful works spanning the Renaissance to the present day including Byrd, Clemens non Papa, Esenvalds and Tippett.
There will be a retiring collection.
|Byrd||Laudibus in sanctis|
|Clemens non Papa||Ego flos campi|
|Esenvalds||O salutaris hostia|
|Britten||Hymn to Cecilia|
|Esenvalds||Only in sleep|
|Runestad||Let my love be heard|
|Grainger||Love at first sight|
|arr. Matthew Culloton||Shall we gather at the river|
|arr. Shawn Kirchner||Unclouded Day|
Tickets are free, but please register that you are coming. You can do so here.