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The Wellensian Consort

Blessed Cecilia


Hymn to St. Cecilia
The Music Makers, an ode
Everyone sang
There is sweet music
Faire is the Heaven
What sweeter music
Her sacred spirit soars
Vaughan Williams
Silence and music


Christopher Finch

Winners of Choir of the Year in 2010, The Wellensian Consort pay homage to the patron saint of music in a glorious celebration of the gift of music. The centrepiece of this programme is Benjamin Britten’s acclaimed choral masterpiece ‘A Hymn to St Cecilia’; a deeply engaging work, rich in sonority and characterisation. This is complemented by a marvellously evocative setting of ‘The Music Makers’ by the esteemed Hungarian composer Zoltan Kodály.

This joyous celebration will be further enriched by works from some of the 20th and 21st centuries’ greatest exponents of choral music, including Vaughan Williams, Elgar, Rutter and Whitacre.

Part of Choral at Cadogan 2011/12

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