By elyconsort at 19:05 on 28/10/13
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Ely Consort are delighted to be performing in St Andrew's Soham, our first visit for many years.
The first half of the concert features three substantial choral works: we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Britten with setting of W.H Auden’s words Hymn to St Cecilia. St Cecilia is the Patron Saint of Musicians, and by a remarkable coincidence Britten was born on St Cecilia’s day – 22 November 1913. By another remarkable coincidence, John F Kennedy was assassinated on St Cecilia’s Day exactly 50 years ago; for his memorial service, the English composer Herbert Howells was commissioned to write the incredibly moving anthem Take him, earth, for cherishing. Our concert falls on St Andrew’s Day, and in honour of this as well as the fact we are performing in St Andrew’s Church, we will be singing a fabulous Sixteenth Century setting of Andreas Christi famulus (Andrew, a servant of Christ) by the little known composer Thomas Crecquillon.
The second half of the concert turns to an advent theme, with some familiar favourites to herald the start of Advent the following day.
We will be joined in this concert by Ely Cathedral’s new Assistant Organist Edmund Aldhouse as our soloist, playing St Andrew’s brand new pipe organ.
Don’t miss this chance to hear a concert which should truly contain something for everyone!
Saturday 30th November, 7.30pm
St Andrew’s Church, Soham. CB7 5ED
Tickets: £8 in advance / £10 on door (U16s free)
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Date: Saturday, November 30, 2013
£320-420 per day