A Midsummer Marriage

Saturday 22 June 2019 at 7:30pm
Sherborne Abbey

A joyful selection of favourites chosen by brides and grooms for their special day, alongside sacred songs of love from the Song of Solomon, which contains some of the most beautiful love poetry ever written, inspiring composers from across the ages.

Music includes popular favourites such as Rutter The Lord bless you and keep you, Parry I was glad and Handel Zadok the Priest, along with settings from the Song of Solomon by composers as diverse as Walton, Victoria and Patrick Hadley. Whether you are planning a wedding, or just want an enjoyable summer’s evening of good music, join us!

Our programme includes:

Bach Jesu, joy of man’s desiring
Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine
Gjeilo Ubi caritas
Hadley My beloved spake
Handel Zadok the Priest
Mealor Ubi caritas
Parry I was glad, Blest pair of sirens
Cipriano de Rore Descendi in hortum meum
Rutter This is the day
Schubert Ave Maria
Victoria Vadam et circuibo
Walton Set me as a seal
Whitacre This Marriage

Organist Simon Clarkson

Tickets £5 (unreserved), under 18s free of charge, reserved tickets £10-£16, available from Sherborne Tourist Information Centre, Digby Road, Sherborne, 01935 815341.