Hail Bright Cecilia

Tue 25 July


Ruth Holton soprano

Robin Blaze countertenor

Gwilym Bowen tenor

Aidan Smith baritone

Three Cathedral Choirs

Meridian Sinfonia

Peter Nardone conductor


Purcell Hail Bright Cecilia

Handel Ode for St Cecilia’s Day


‘From harmony, from heavenly harmony…’ So begins this concert in a pairing of works celebrating Cecilia, patron saint of musicians: a fitting programme to showcase the exquisite sound of the three festival cathedrals’ professional choirs. Handel’s cantata explores the music of creation, while Purcell’s Ode is a dancing celebration of vocal and instrumental colour.  

You can listen to Purcell's Hail Bright Cecilia HERE (YouTube link)


Supported by Lee Bolton Monier-Williams



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