Celestial Concerts – 28 September 2024 at 7pm



Exultate Singers
Baldock Choir
Crispian Steele-Perkins trumpet
David Ogden conductor

Every breath a song David Ogden
Eternal source of light divine George Frederic Handel
Magnificat Arvo Pärt
A Sequence for St Michael Herbert Howells
Ubi caritas Paul Mealor
Ave Maris Stella Cecilia McDowall
Angelis suis Deus Vytautas Miškinis
Angels John Tavener
Elegy for Fadima Roxanna Panufnik
Magnificat from Truro Canticles Philip Stopford
Faire is the heaven William Harris
Let the bright seraphim George Frederic Handel
Let their celestial concerts all unite George Frederic Handel

Exultate Singers and the Baldock Choir with world-renowned trumpeter Crispian Steele-Perkins conducted by David Ogden. Music from across the ages exploring man’s enduring fascination with angels, sung in the striking setting of Clifton Cathedral with its resonant and awe-inspiring acoustic.

Crispian Steele-Perkins is one of the world’s best known trumpet soloists, renowned for the quality of his performances and his wide-ranging musical experience. His purity of tone and artistic subtlety have received widespread critical acclaim for more than four decades. Crispian collects and restores antique trumpets upon which he has performed and recorded with The Academy of Ancient Music, The Kings Consort and The English Baroque Soloists. Appropriately, he plays the theme tune to one of the BBC’s longest-running and most popular TV programmes, Antiques Roadshow.

Described by Virtuoso magazine as ‘the world’s leading exponent of the Baroque Trumpet’, particularly when heard in duet with some of the world’s greatest singers such as Kiri te Kanawa, Emma Kirkby, John Tomlinson and Bryn Terfel, he has also recorded with popular artists including Led Zeppelin, Kate Bush, Lulu, Cliff Richard, Bob Geldof and Harry Secombe. In addition, he has played on numerous TV scores for shows including, amongst many others, Dr Who, Oliver Twist, The World at War, Inspector Morse and Tales of the Unexpected. In the world of cinema Crispian participated in more than 80 classic film scores such as Jaws, Gandhi, Zulu Dawn, Star Wars, Rambo, Robocop, Batman, Monty Python’s Life of Brian, Lord of the Rings – The Two Towers and no less than six films from the James Bond series.

Whilst his numerous solo recordings extend from Handel to Glenn Miller, he has featured regularly as a concert soloist in London at the Royal Albert Hall and the Royal Festival Hall, New York’s Carnegie Hall, Boston’s Symphony Hall, the Sydney Opera House and Tokyo’s Suntory Hall. His largest ‘live’ audience was 133,000 at the Edinburgh International Festival.

There is level access is available to the cathedral from Clifton Park. There is an on-site car park located underneath the cathedral, with disabled parking spaces off Worcester Road. The space directly outside the West Door is available for parking or drop off. Assistance dogs are welcome. There are accessible toilets in the venue.

Tickets £16 for adults, £8 students in full time education, £2 under 18s. Seating is unreserved.

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Type of ticket

Adult, Student in full time education, Under 18s