Full programme for Belfast Cathedral Music Festival

Friday May 30th 2014

Music Festival flyerFull details of Belfast Cathedral’s Music Festival, which opens on June 7, are now available.

Highlights include a concert by the Edinburgh University Music Society on the opening night, an organ recital by Jonathan Clinch of Durham University on June 10 and a three–choirs concert featuring the choirs of St Anne’s Cathedral, St George’s Parish and St Peter’s RC Cathedral on June 14 before the closing Festival Eucharist at 11am on June 15.

Over the course of the week, Jonah–Man Jazz will be presented by the young singers from the Cathedral’s ambitious Choir School Project, the girls’ choir and the Cathedral Jazz band. There will be organ recitals, Choral Evensong, Sung Compline and Baroque Favourites featuring Belfast Baroque and others.

The Dean of Belfast, the Very Rev John Mann, will join professional violinist Katie Stevens in a performance of Bach’s Double Violin Concerto accompanied by Master of the Choristers David Stevens on harpsichord.

Entry to all events is free, with the exception of the three–choirs concert on June 14.
The full programme is as follows. (Please note some items may be subject to change):

SATURDAY 7th 7:30pm Edinburgh University Music Society
Rossini: William Tell Overture
Fauré: Requiem
Schubert: Symphony No. 8

SUNDAY 8th 3:30pm Jonah–Man Jazz
Cliftonville Integrated Primary School
Edenbrooke Primary School
Sacred Heart Boys Primary School
St. Anne’s Cathedral Girls Choir
St. Anne’s Cathedral Jazz Band

MONDAY 9th 5:30pm Sung Compline
St. Anne’s Cathedral Girls Choir

TUESDAY 10th 7:30pm Organ Recital
Jonathan Clinch of Durham University.
The programme will include Reubke’s ‘Sonata on the 94th Psalm’

WEDNESDAY 11th 5:30pm Choral Evensong
St. Anne’s Cathedral Girls’ Choir

7:30pm Organ Recital
David Stevens, organ
St. Anne’s Cathedral Girls’ Choir

To include works by Bach, Duruflé & Cocker

THURSDAY 12th 7:30pm Solo violin & harpsichord works
Katie Stevens, violin
John Mann, violin, cello
David Stevens, harpsichord

To include works by J. S. Bach, C. P. E. Bach and G. F. Händel

FRIDAY 13th 7:30pm Vocal & orchestral works
Catherine Harper, soprano
Belfast Baroque

To include Neun deutsches Arien by G. F. Händel

SATURDAY 14th 7:30pm Baroque Favourites
St. Anne’s Cathedral Choir
St. Peter’s Cathedral Choir
St. George’s Parish Church Choir
Belfast Baroque

Handel: Zadok the Priest
Bach: Wohl mir, dass ich Jesum habe, BWV 147 (10)
Vivaldi: Gloria from Gloria in D major, RV 589
Bach: Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam, BWV 7
Bach: Violin Concerto, BWV 1042
Purcell: Rejoice in the Lord always
Handel: ‘Hallelujah’ from Messiah

SUNDAY 15th 11:00am Festival Eucharist
St. Anne’s Cathedral Choir
Belfast Baroque
Mozart: Spatzenmesse
Bach: Wohl mir, dass ich Jesum habe, BWV 147 (10)


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