Gloucester's foremost chamber choir
Saturday 8th April 2017, Gloucester Cathedral
Evensong and Concert for the Eve of Palm Sunday
A beautiful combination of polyphonic and modern music to mark the beginning of Holy Week.
11th March 2017, St Mary de Lode Church
"In Praise of Spring" concert was in aid of the The Listening Post, Gloucestershire’s voluntary counselling service.
"Excellent concert last night. The Howells was sublime and I thoroughly enjoyed the blacksmith / anvil sound effects in the Holst songs!”
We are delighted that this joyful spring concert raised over £900 for the Listening Post charity - read more about it on the Saint Cecilia Singers Facebook page.
17th December 2016, Gloucester Cathedral
Favourite carols and readings for Christmas, including William Mathias’ majestic carol sequence Ave Rex.
11th December 2016, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
A festive evening of favourite carols and readings. This very special concert took place in the spectacular galleries, surrounded by the work of the current exhibition.
29th October 2016, Gloucester Cathedral
Royal music sung at the coronations of many of England’s Kings and Queens, including ‘Zadok the Priest’ ‘I was glad’ and Walton’s Crown Imperial march for organ. Part of the Henry III events series celebrating the 800th anniversary of the Boy King's coronation at Gloucester Cathedral.
28th July 2016, Gloucester Cathedral
Music included the winning entry in the Sanders’ Society Composing competition
24th July 2016, Cirencester Parish Church, Three Choirs Festival
Philip Lancaster: War Passion (Festival Commission)
12th March 2016, All Saints' Church, Cheltenham
Celebration of English music in aid of the Holst Birthplace Museum - Holst, Gibbons, Purcell, Stanford, Parry, Vaughan Williams
"The St. Cecilia Singers performed with their customary excellence." - read more of the review at http://www.gloucestershireecho.co.uk/Review-Celebration-St-Cecilia-Singers-Saints/story-28918553-detail/story.html (Gloucester Echo, 14 March 2016)
19th December 2015, Gloucester Cathedral
Temps de Noël: The rich, complex harmonies and beautiful melodic lines of Poulenc’s ‘Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël’ contrasted with carols from the English ‘school’ of the early to mid-20th century, and balanced by four works from living British composers, including two new carols written by members of the choir.
"Peter Warlock’s Bethlehem Down, sung with rapt intensity, was deeply affecting… surely the St Cecliia Singers have never sounded better” (Gloucester Citizen, 28th December 2015)
17th October 2015, SS Philip and James, Leckhampton
Vaughan Williams Mass in G minor, with anthems and motets by Purcell and Stanford
11th October 2015, Evensong at Gloucester Cathedral
9th May 2015, Church of the Immaculate Conception, Stroud
Elgar’s links with Stroud told in words and music, including the world premiere of an Elgar chant, adapted for performance by David Owen Norris
28th March 2015, Poulton Parish Church
Sacred music for Lent and Passiontide
14th March 2015, 7.30pm, Tewkesbury Abbey
Handel: Dixit Dominus, Concerto for Organ and Strings, & Haydn: Nelson Mass
Eloise Irving (soprano), Juliet Curnow (mezzo-soprano), Gwilym Bowen (tenor), Nicholas Morton (bass)
Corelli Orchestra, Jonathan Hope (conductor), conducted by Benjamin Nicholas
Reviewed in the Gloucester Citizen, 16th March: “The choir sang with clarity and verve … It makes great demands on the choir, whose response packed a considerable punch”
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