Immortal Fire – St George’s, Hanover Square

St George's, Hanover Square
4:00 pm, Sunday, 22 September, 2019

2018-10 St George's Hanover Square

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
Mealor Ubi caritas
Britten Hymn to Cecilia
Saevarsson Nunc dimittis
Todd Encircled
Esenvalds Only in sleep
Runestad Let my love be heard
Grainger Love at first sight
arr. Matthew Culloton Shall we gather at the river
Mantyjarvi Pseudo-Yoik
Tippett Lilliburlero
arr. Shawn Kirchner Unclouded Day


Tickets are free, but please register that you are coming. You can do so here.

Venue details

St George's Church, Hanover Square, London
Nearest tube: Oxford Circus