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Sat 6 Nov 2021


Bristol Choral Society: Five Mystical Songs

Bristol Cathedral

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£5 - £30 incl. booking fee

A wide shot down the nave of Bristol Cathedral illuminated by daylight and a row of red lamps along the aisles.

Bristol Choral Society returns at last to Bristol Cathedral, for this magical and absorbing concert, featuring the first live performance of Elizabeth Poston’s Festal ‘Te Deum’ since it was commissioned in the 1950s.

The concert also includes an anthem by Gerald Finzi, and a rare performance of Imogen Holst’s psalms, as well as her father Gustav’s compositions, and culminates with Vaughan Williams’ five mystical songs, settings of poems by seventeenth-century poet George Herbert, featuring the renowned baritone soloist Freddie Long.

Festal Te Deum Poston
Lo, the Full, Final Sacrifice Finzi
Two Psalms Holst
Three Psalms Imogen Holst
Five Mystical Songs Vaughan Williams

Bristol Choral Society
Conductor – Hilary Campbell
Orchestra – British Sinfonietta
Organ/ Piano – Richard Leach
Baritone – Freddie Long

Presented by Bristol Choral Society

Seated and socially distanced event

All ages


The venue

Bristol Cathedral

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