Concert for Candlemas

Saturday 30th January 2016 at 7.30pm - Westbury-on-Trym Parish Church, Bristol

Exultate Singers performs a programme of music for Candlemas in the beautiful and historic setting of Westbury-on-Trym Parish Church. The programme includes settings of the Nunc Dimittis text, John Rutter’s sublime anthem Hymn to the Creator of Light, and music by Thomas Tallis, William Byrd, Charles Wood, John Tavener and Eric Whitacre.

Exultate Singers 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.


Of the Father's love begotten - Traditional
Hail, gladdening light - Charles Wood
O nata lux - Thomas Tallis
Videte miraculum - Thomas Tallis
Senex puerum portabat - William Byrd
Hodie beata virgo - William Byrd
O admirabile - William Byrd
Nunc Dimittis - James Whitbourn
Aurea luce - Cecilia McDowall
Hymn to the Creator of Light - John Rutter
Lux aurumque - Eric Whitacre
Mother of God, here I stand - John Tavener
Nunc dimittis - Gustav Holst

“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!”


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


Seats in the main body of the church are sold out. Restricted visibility tickets in the St Oswald Chapel and Lady Chapel are available. These seats are in the North and South sides of the church, behind the choir stalls and between the chancel steps and the altar. The choir will be singing from the altar and from the choir stalls during much of the first half so you will get a good view at these points. £5 for students in full time education and £2 for under 18s.

Seating is unreserved.


Restricted visibility tickets are available on the door from 7pm. Please note that we can only take payment by cash or cheque.

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