The St Ceciliatide Festival (Artistic Director: Past Master Noel Osborne) presents the Stationers' annual St Ceciliatide Concert, given by The Hanover Band Chamber Ensemble and 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 second Ode 'Hail, Bright Cecilia' received its world première here in the Hall. Last year’s concert sold out, so early booking is advised.
This year we offer a major chamber work, performed by outstanding musicians.
FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797 - 1828) Octet in F (1824, D803)
Musicians: Colin Lawson, clarinet Nathaniel Harrison, bassoon Gavin Edwards, natural horn Kate Aldridge, bass Agata Daraskaite, violin Magdalena Loth-Hill, violin Elitsa Bogdanova, viola George Ross, cello
The Hanover Band, formed in 1980 by cellist Caroline Brown, is rightly acclaimed as an international tour de force among period instrument orchestras. Recent highlights include Schubert at Buckingham Palace, Messiah at the Charterhouse, St Matthew Passion in Holland, and Mozart’s Requiem in St Margaret’s, Westminster. The musicians always love to play at our Hall, in what Alderman Sir Roger Gifford (Past Lord Mayor and Past 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 hour, without interval. A 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 £40 inc VAT per head.
Bookings will close on Monday, 12 November 2018 after which time, no refunds will be given.