The St Ceciliatide Festival (Artistic Director: Past Master Noel Osborne) presents the Stationers' annual St Ceciliatide Concert, given by The Hanover Band Chamber Ensemble with members of the Consone Quartet.
St CECILIA, the patron saint of music and musicians, has been celebrated at Stationers' Hall since at least 1692, when Henry Purcell's 'Ode to St Cecilia' received its world première here in the Hall. This year we offer two important but rarely heard chamber works, performed by outstanding musicians.
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN Septet in E flat Op. 20 FRANCOIS DEVIENNE Bassoon Quartet Op. 73 No. 3 Musicians: Colin Lawson, clarinet Nathaniel Harrison, bassoon Gavin Edwards, natural horn Kate Aldridge, bass Agata Daraskaite, violin Elitsa Bogdanova, viola George Ross, cello The Hanover Band, formed in 1980 by cellist Caroline Brown, is now acclaimed as an international tour de force among period instrument orchestras, and presented the opening concert in the 2017 Beijing Festival. The musicians always love to play at our Hall, in what Alderman Sir Roger Gifford (currently Master Musician) describes as ' the best acoustic in the Square Mile'.
The event will begin with a Champagne Reception in the Stock Room from 11.30 am, followed by the Concert in the Hall, which will last for about one and a quarter hours, without interval. A light buffet lunch with wines will be provided in the Court Room at 1.30 pm, when you will be able to mingle with the musicians. Carriages will be at 3 pm.
Your support for this concert, which forms part of the Hanover Band's charitable programme, 'Nurturing the Next Generation', will be greatly appreciated and valued. Tickets are available at £38 inc VAT per head.
To book your tickets please fill in the form below and post it, with your cheque made out to The Stationers’ Company, to the address given below. Alternatively you can book your tickets online at www.stationers.org/events. Bookings will close on Monday, 13 November 2017 after which time, no refunds will be given.