St Cecilia Concert, Heptonstall

November 30, 2013 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Heptonstall Parish Church
West Yorkshire HX7
£8/£6/£1 (18 and under) - available on the door, and online
Jan Scott Nelson
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The Hepton Singers’ St Cecilia concert will be a celebration of the music of William Byrd and Benjamin Britten.  Although they lived five centuries apart, the distinctive and unique voice of both composers has added immeasurably to the richness of English choral music.  To honour St Cecilia as well as the centenary of Britten’s birth the choir will sing Britten’s  dramatic and wonderful “Hymn to St Cecilia”.  The other substantial work in the concert will be William Byrd’s “Mass for Four Voices”.  This is a beautiful Latin setting of the Mass written during Elizabeth I’s reign – potentially a revolutionary act, and a very dangerous thing to do.  The concert will also include Britten’s “Chorale after an old French carol”, and several Byrd motets, including his sublime “Ave verum corpus”.

Please note that, as usual, tickets will be available on the night at the door. We are also selling some tickets online, in advance. There is a charge for online booking; this is levied by the eticketing provider. If you wish to buy tickets now, follow this link. (£1 tickets for young people 18 and under will only be available on the door.)