Male cellist and female violinist playing in an urban playground rich in graffiti
William Jack.

Cecilian Choir and Consort: Magnificat

Friday 31 March, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm

University Cecilian Choir and Consort; String Sinfonia

Floriane Peycelon (director, String Sinfonia)

Daniel Harding conductor


Russell Hepplewhite Magnificat

A new setting commissioned by the Music department as part of the year-long Colyer-Fergusson tenth anniversary celebrations, with the traditional text interpolated with new poems by Nancy Gaffield from the School of Creative Writing; the first half explores the richness of repertoire for string orchestra.

A joyous and dynamic response to the song of Mary, the piece revels in driving energy, colourful harmonies and bright textures; in response, four poems reflect on the unfolding of Christ’s life, each written in answer to a famous work of art.

Through projections, words and music, this new setting of the Magnificat comes evocatively to life in the concert-hall.   

T: £13 / £7 students

The image used is by Canterbury-based artist, Adam De Ville; an ancillary exhibition of Adam's portraiture, 'when out one day,' is exhibiting in Colyer-Fergusson gallery throughout the spring term; read more about it here.

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