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November 22, 2009 5:00PM

Saint Cecilia's Day


Musica Sacra invites you to a concert of thrilling music on the Feast of St Cecilia, Patron Saint of Music.

The choir presents a programme of some of the finest choral music ever written. Opening with the astonishing Kyrie from Antoine Brumel's The Earthquake Mass in 12 parts, the programme moves on to include two extraordinary settings of the biblical story of the death of Absalom: Robert Ramsey's How are the mighty fallen and the contemporary composer Eric Whitacre's When David heard. Musica Sacra's beautiful Mander chamber organ features in verse anthems by Boyce and Gibbons, and in solos by Thomas Arne and JS Bach, played by our Organist Dr John Wells, whose Magnificat, commissioned by the choir, receives its concert premiere in this performance. Superb pieces by Sir John Tavener (Two hymns to the Mother of God), Sir William Harris (Bring us, O Lord God) and EW Naylor (Vox dicentis, clama) complete the programme.

Thanks to our wine sponsors, Crossroads Winery, your admission price includes a complimentary glass of wine and canapes after the concert.

Start time

November 22, 2009 5:00PM


St Michael's
Beatrice Road, Remuera
New Zealand


Admission is by programme at the door.
Book and pay for your tickets in advance: email or fax (09) 529 2308