25 November 2017@ 5pm
Blessed Cecilia is a concert in honour of the patron Saint of Music. Each year since the sixteenth century her feast day on November 22 has been celebrated with the performance of new compositions in festivities across Europe.
Saturday, 25 November, 2017, in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Newman College at 5.00pm
Henry Purcell ‘Hail bright Cecilia’ from Ode on St Cecilia’s Day
George Frideric Handel ‘From Harmony’, Ode to St Cecilia
Alessandro Scarlatti Messa di Santa Cecilia
Gustav Mahler ‘Das himmlische Leben’ from Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Herbert Howells A Hymn to St Cecilia
Benjamin Britten Hymn to St Cecilia
Blessed Cecilia presents some of the most beautiful choral songs written in praise of St Cecilia over the last five hundred years. The new time of 5:00pm allows you to dine after the concert in the renowned Lygon St precinct, should you wish.
Guest Soloist: Jennifer Cook
The Choir of Newman College
The Melbourne Baroque Orchestra
Online bookings: Click here
Or telephone the College: 03 93475577