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Saturday 27th July

19:00 - 21:00

Be sure not to miss this celebration of the choir’s foundation in 1984.

Unquestionably one of the most beautiful and most poetic of English cathedrals, Wells Cathedral provides the magnificent setting for Somerset Chamber Choir’s joyous Anniversary Concert, celebrating 40 years of glorious music-making. With a distinguished line-up of musicians, this will be a concert sparkling with resplendent jewels of the Renaissance and Baroque.

The Choir, under the dynamic direction of Andrea Brown, will be joined by Florilegium, one of Britain’s most outstanding period-instrument ensembles, and a stunning array of vocal soloists.

Tallis’s extraordinary 40-part masterpiece Spem in Alium, in a dramatic arrangement featuring cornetts & sackbuts, will form the centrepiece of this very special concert which will also include exuberant music by H Praetorius, JS Bach’s dazzling Magnificat in D, the soaring lines of Handel’s sublime Eternal Source of Light Divine, and one of Purcell’s most popular works, Come Ye Sons of Art.

“Florilegium have become an indispensable feature on the early music landscape. Long may they prosper” (The Times)

TALLIS Spem in Alium
JS BACH Magnificat
PURCELL Come Ye Sons of Art*
H PRAETORIUS Cantate Domino
HANDEL Eternal Source of Light Divine

*contains the famous aria "Sound the trumpet till around you make the listening shores rebound."

Emily Vine soprano
Amy Carson soprano
Tristram Cooke countertenor
Kieran White tenor
Angus Mcphee baritone
Andrea Brown conductor

You can choose and pay for your seats online via the button below. Tickets are also available by telephone or in-person from Taunton Visitor Centre (01823 340470), and by telephone from TicketSource (extra booking fee) on 0333 666 3366; tickets will be available at the door on the night unless the concert is sold out. Ticket prices are £30 (front nave), £25/£20 (rear nave), £15/£10 (side aisles, restricted view) - U16s half-price in all areas.

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