The Annual
Sunday 22nd November 2009 at 3pm

 Glebe Music Festival

In conjunction with The Glebe Society Inc

Concert 2:
Sunday 22nd November 2009 at 3pm
St Scholastica's Chapel,
Cnr Arcadia Rd and Avenue Rd Glebe

Bel a cappella


Robert Parsons (1531-1572)

Ave Maria

Hubert Parry (1848-1918)

Songs of Farewell

Gustav Holst (1874-1934)

Nunc Dimittis

Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

Like as the Hart Desireth the Waterbrook (with organ)



Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

Hear My Prayer

Edgar Bainton (1880-1956)

And I saw a New Heaven (with organ)

Ralph Vaughan Williams 1872-1958)

Mass in G Minor (with soloists)

Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)

O Sacrum Convivium

Henry Balfour Gardiner (1877-1950)

Evening Hymn (with organ)

Bel a cappella
Photography © 2009 Patricia Baillie 


Bel a cappella: an Evening Hymn, a celebration of English choral music, in the exquisite acoustics of St Scholastica’s Chapel.

Evening Hymn is a celebration of the major choral works of those English composers whose music was a huge factor in the development of my musical education”, says Musical Director, Anthony Pasquill.  “The selected works serve to remind us of the wealth of colour, variety and originality that we associate with English Choral music throughout the centuries.”

Of particular interest is Vaughan Williams’ Mass in G Minor, a beautiful work for unaccompanied double choir and soloists with rich harmonies that really capture the essence of English summertime. For this performance Bel will be joined by rising stars from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music: Soprano Bryony Dwyer, Alto Anna Dowsley, Tenor Simon Gilkes and Bass David Hidden.

The audience will also be treated to a selection from the rarely performed Songs of Farewell by Sir Hubert Parry, a sensitive and expressive collection of his personal reflections on life.

In addition to a cappella works by renowned English composers Robert Parsons and Henry Purcell, the choir will be joined by talented young organist Edwin Taylor to showcase pieces for choir and organ, including Henry Balfour Gardiner’s Evening Hymn, a lush romantic work that is considered a classic of the English choral repertoire.

Bel a cappella is a chamber choir dedicated to the performance of diverse, high quality choral music in fine venues around Sydney, and is presenting this concert in association with the 20th Annual Glebe Music Festival.

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