Two choirs, one Duke, and a golden coach

Friday 5th September 2014 at 7.30pm
St Mary Redcliffe Church, Redcliffe Street, Bristol BS1 6RA

Exultate Singers
Camerata Vocale Hannover
Conducted by David Ogden and Hans-Dieter Reinecke
Richard Johnson organ

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Why was a golden coach sent from London to Hanover on 6 September 1814?

In collaboration with Camerata Vocale Hannover, Exultate Singers tells the story in words and music, marking the 300th anniversary of the Hanoverian succession to the British throne.

Exultate Singers is Bristol’s accomplished chamber choir of 40 singers which has appeared on Classic FM, on BBC Radios 2, 3 and 4 and BBC television including The One Show and Songs of Praise. The choir is known for its engaging performances, making use of the building’s spatial effects with singers placed in different positions around the church throughout the concert. For particular pieces of music, the singers encircle the audience, enveloping it with stunning live surround sound, a spellbinding experience.

What audience members have said about Exultate Singers:

“No one wanted to break the spell with applause! We left walking on air, our minds filled with your wondrous sounds.”

“To come in to the glorious building of St James & the ethereal sounds of Exultate - my companion said she thought she’d gone to heaven and I quite agreed! I don’t know how you manage to maintain such a terrific standard of music with such a lovely friendly atmosphere, but please keep doing it!”

Programme includes:

Miserere - James MacMillan
Thou knowest Lord - Henry Purcell
Mother of God, here I stand - John Tavener
Te Deum Collegium Regale - Howells
Dennoch bleibe ich stets an dir - Johann Hermann Schein
Richte mich, Gott Op 78 No 2 - Felix Mendelssohn
Schaffe in mir, Gott, ein rein Herz Op 29 - Johannes Brahms
O Sacrum Convivium! - Olivier Messiaen
Veni, dilecte mi! - Wolfram Buchenberg
Data Est Mihi Omnis Potestas, from Strathclyde Motets - James MacMillan
Bogoroditsye Dyevo from All-Night Vigil Op 37 - Sergei Rachmaninov
Abendlied - Josef Gabriel Rheinberger


Entry to the concert is free. There will be a retiring collection.

The central area and side aisles are fully booked but there are still some restricted visibility seats available for people who have not pre-booked. Doors open at 7pm.

How to find St Mary Redcliffe Church

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Parking is available in Portwall Lane pay and display car park opposite the church at the evening rate of £2.50 (after 6pm)