Tuesday, 2 April 2013


This Spring the Cantilena Spring concert will be on 11 May. Ascension Day is on 9 May, so what better theme for the concert?

We have chosen Bach's Cantata 11 - "Lobet Gott" "Praise God" - a joyful dramatic description of the ascension. The opening trumpets invite us to celebrate.

Click on this link to hear the opening chorus


We are coupling this with Haydn's "Harmony Mass". Harmonious it certainly is with all Haydn's Age of Enlightenment assurance, but also his unexpected flashes of humour.

There'll be more on this soon - in the meantime, put this date in your diary and also in those of all your friends