Evensong and Concert for the Eve of Palm Sunday, Saint Cecilia Singers

Evensong and Concert for the Eve of Palm Sunday

Saint Cecilia Singers

Saturday 8 April, 5.30pm – 6.15pm (Evensong 4.30pm - 5.15pm)

The Saint Cecilia Singers will sing Evensong followed by a free afternoon concert at Gloucester Cathedral on Saturday 8 April.

On the Eve of Palm Sunday, the choir will sing music by 16th century Spanish, Flemish and English composers and contemporary Polish composer Paweł Łukaszewski. The feast of Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem to cries of ‘Hosanna’.


Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)

Hosanna Filio David

Orlandus Lassus (1532 – 1594)

Improperium expectavit

Cristóbal de Morales (1500 – 1553)

Ingrediente Domino

John Blitheman (1525 – 1591)

Gloria laus et honor

Paweł Łukaszewski (b. 1968)

Two Lenten Motets

Admission is free with a retiring collection for the Cathedral Music department.

Music for the Evensong service is: Introit 'Drop, drop slow tears' by choir member Elvin Young, Responses by choir member Bill Armiger; the sumptuous 12-part 'Magnificat Sexti Toni' by Victoria and the anthem 'Hosanna to the Son of David' by Gibbons.

The Saint Cecilia Singers performs around six concerts per year and is one of Gloucester Cathedral’s affiliated choirs, performing an annual Christmas concert there as well as taking part in the Cathedral Choirs Days and occasional Evensongs. The choir’s conductor is Jonathan Hope, Assistant Director of Music at Gloucester Cathedral.

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