1300th anniversary concert

Saturday 14th October 2017 at 7.30pm - Westbury-on-Trym Parish Church, Bristol

A concert celebrating the 1300th anniversary of Westbury-on-Trym Parish Church, featuring music from across the centuries. Opening with a single voice intoning Hildegard of Bingen’s 12th century antiphon Laus trinitati, the programme moves on to unaccompanied sacred choral music of the 16th century by Byrd, Victoria, Guerrero and Palestrina, and richly textured works by Vaughan Williams, Brahms and Rheinberger. Contemporary pieces by the Latvian composer Ešenvalds and the French-Lebanese composer Naji Hakim bring us to the present day with some heartrendingly beautiful, soaring melodic lines in the Ešenvalds and lively, toe-tapping singing in the Hakim.

A brilliant evening’s entertainment from Exultate 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 hall throughout the concert, enveloping the audience with stunning live surround sound.


Hildegard of Bingen Laus trinitati
William Byrd Ave Verum Corpus
Giovanni Palestrina Sicut cervus
William Harris Bring us, O Lord God
Francisco Guerrero Duo seraphim
Josef Rheinberger Abendlied
Ēriks Ešenvalds O salutaris hostia
Tomás Luis de Victoria Salve Regina
Ralph Vaughan Williams Valiant-for-Truth
Naji Hakim Exultate Deo
Jonathan Dove Seek him that maketh the seven stars


Holy Trinity Church, Church Road, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol BS9 3EQ


£12 for adults, £5 for students in full time education and under 18s

Seating is unreserved.

Tickets are available online from www.exultatesingers.org/shop, and are also on sale at the parish church office at Church Road, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol BS9 3EQ. The entrance to the office is down the footpath to the left just as you enter the churchyard through the gates, and the office is usually open from 9.30m until 12.30pm Monday to Friday. Please telephone in advance if you are making a special trip. Alternatively you can reserve tickets by phone on 0117 950 8644.

How to find Westbury-on-Trym Parish Church


Free parking is available in the car park at the bottom of Westbury Hill (BS9 3JY) and there is a footpath to the parish church from the rear of the car park to the right of the health centre. There is also free on-street parking on the residential roads around the church, but these are usually busy.

A very limited number of parking for disabled badge holders is available in the car park outside the parish church itself. Please request parking when you book tickets in the comments box, or email info@exultatesingers.org.