50th Anniversary Gala Concert

Friday 2 July 2021, 7.00pm

Winchester Cathedral

  • Parry: I Was Glad

  • SS Wesley: Ascribe unto the Lord

  • Howells: A Hymn for St Cecilia

  • Roderick Williams: To Autumn

    First performance - Waynflete Singers Commission

  • Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs

  • Barber: Toccata Festiva

  • Tavener: Svyati

  • Parry: Blest Pair of Sirens

Roderick Williams, baritone

Andrew Lumsden, organ

Alice Neary, cello

The Waynflete Singers

London Mozart Players

Martin Neary, conductor

David Hill, conductor

Andrew Lumsden, conductor

Ticket prices to be confirmed

available from Winchester Cathedral Box Office around February 2021

About this Event

The Waynflete Singers conclude their fiftieth anniversary season in celebratory style with a Gala Concert which re-unites them with former music directors Martin Neary and David Hill. Both musicians have chosen to conduct works that reflect their own particular tastes, while at the same time showcasing the typically wide repertoire of the Waynfletes. Martin Neary's long association with John Tavener will ensure a very special musical experience while David Hill's love of English music will illuminate the magic of Vaughan Williams.

Our baritone soloist, Roderick Williams, will also supply our choral commission and we are thrilled that he has agreed to act in this dual role for our fiftieth birthday celebration. Our current music director, Andrew Lumsden, will conduct this exciting venture and will also display his virtuoso organ skills in a work by Samuel Barber. The London Mozart Players will provide the orchestral accompaniment under the direction of David Hill - a unique opportunity to hear one Winchester Cathedral organist being accompanied by another!

This concert is sponsored by investment managers JM Finn