Music for Holy Week

Wednesday 4th April at 7.45pm
St James' Priory, Bristol

With cellist Richard May

Bristol's accomplished chamber choir, Exultate Singers will sing an exquisite programme of music for Holy Week including excerpts from Francis Grier's moving work Sword in the Soul, Frank Martin's sumptuous Mass for double choir and pieces for cello and choir.

Programme includes:

Knut Nystedt Stabat Mater for choir and solo cello
John Tavener Svyati for choir and solo cello
Francis Grier Excerpts from Sword in the Soul
Frank Martin Mass for double choir
John Tavener Threnos for solo cello

Richard May - cellist

As one of Britain's most outstanding cellists of his generation, Richard May is a former String Section winner of BBC TV Young Musician of the Year Competition, and has since enjoyed an international career as soloist, chamber musician and teacher. He has performed most of the major concertos with orchestras including Basel Symphony, Ulster and BBC Philharmonic, and has given recitals, broadcasts and masterclasses throughout Europe, America, South Africa and Asia, including appearances at Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, South Bank, Barbican and at festivals in Salzburg, Berlin and Aldeburgh. A recital in Basel of Bach Suites gained critical acclaim for "absolute perfection and virtuosity". He is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.


St James' Priory, Whitson Street, Haymarket, Bristol BS1 3NZ

Doors open at 7pm.


Tickets are £15 (£13 concessions, £5 full time students, £2 young people under 18) including interval refreshments and complimentary programme.

How to book

Tickets are available as follows:
• by telephone from Providence Music shop on 0117 927 6536 until 4pm
• in person from Providence Music shop at 1 St George's Road, College Green, Bristol until 4pm
• or on the door at St James Priory from 7pm (cash or cheque only)

How to find St James' Priory

View St James' Priory, Whitson Street, Bristol BS1 3NZ in a larger map


The nearest Bristol City Council car park is on Trenchard Street. Parking is £2.50 for the evening after 6pm. Use the pedestrian exit on level 8 to come out on Park Row and turn right to walk down past the Bristol Royal Infirmary, then turn right down Whitson Street and the entrance to St James Priory is on your left after the bus station.

A limited number of parking for disabled badge holders is available in the car park outside St James Priory itself. Please request parking when you book tickets either online or via Providence Music shop.

Listen to excerpts