Ely Consort - Music for Advent by Candlelight

Date: 29 Nov 2008 - 19:45
End Date: 29 Nov 2008 - 22:30
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Event details: The Lady Chapel of Ely Cathedral, enhanced by the beauty of candlelight, provides the perfect surroundings for Ely Consort's concert exploring some of the finest choral music written for advent.

At the heart of the concert lie two great settings of the Magnificat for eight-part choir: the first written by the Spanish composer Tomás Luis de Victoria at the turn of the seventeenth century, and the second Sir Charles Villiers Stanford's monumental setting composed more than three hundred years later.

The contrast of old and new can be heard elsewhere in the programme: Rachmaninov's glorious setting of Bogoroditsye Dyevo (Ave Maria) is juxtaposed with Arvo Pärt's modern setting of the same words.

Familiar favourites in the programme include the traditional carol The Angel Gabriel, Mendelssohn's How Lovely are the Messengers and Vaughan Williams' arrangement of This is the truth sent from above.

Advent organ music played by Cathedral Assistant Organist Jonathan Lilley complete this inspiring programme to start the advent season.

Booking Info:
Tickets £10 in advance, £12 on the day (under 16's free), available from Ely Cathedral Box Office 01353 660349 (Mon - Fri 11am - 3pm) and http://www.elycathedral.org

Ticket info £10adv / £12 door
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