The St Ceciliatide Festival (Artistic Director: Past Master Noel Osborne) presents the Stationers' annual St Ceciliatide Concert, given by Colin Lawson (clarinet) 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 two major chamber works, performed by outstanding musicians.
JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897) Clarinet Quintet in B minor (Op. 115)
JOSEPH HAYDN (1732-1809) String Quartet in C major (Op. 33 no. 3 ‘The Bird’)
Musicians Colin Lawson clarinet
Agata Daraskaite violin Magdalena Loth-Hill violin Elitsa Bogdanova viola George Ross cello
Colin Lawson is Director of the Royal College of Music. He has an international profile, and is described as ‘a brilliant, absolutely world-class player’ and ‘the doyen of period clarinettists’. The Consone Quartet regularly play with The Hanover Band, and now have a burgeoning career, being recently selected as BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists for 2019-21.
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.
For details of the Concert and Dinner on Saturday, 16 November with The Hanover Band, please visit www.thehanoverband.com