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A Book of Hours performed by Saint Cecilia Singers

  • Parish Church Market Place Cirencester, England, GL7 United Kingdom (map)

“A Book of Hours” - by Saint Cecilia Singers, conducted by Jonathan Hope

Join us as we take a serene musical journey through the monastic day from Matins right through to Compline as part of Abbey 900 Festival celebrating 900 years since the founding of the Augustinian Abbey of St. Mary in Cirencester. 

Built around William Byrd's Great Service, a 10-part masterpiece rediscovered in the 1920s, this concert will include works by Byrd's teacher and friend, Thomas Tallis, his German contemporary, Hans Leo Hassler, as well as the Kyrie from Palestrina's stunning Missa Papae Marcelli. We will also be extremely proud, at Terce, to premier a piece written specially for this concert by our very own Jonathan Hope, Nunc sancte nobis Spiritus. 

Tickets: Adults - £12.50; Students - £6.25; Children (under 18) - FREE
Available from:  
and from Cirencester Visitor Information Centre, Corinium Museum, Park Street, Cirencester, GL7 2BX. Tel: 01285 654180

Earlier Event: 4 November
Cirencester Round Table Fireworks
Later Event: 6 November
Evening Lecture