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Sat, Apr 15


St. Canice's Cathedral

Sestina Music • Music of Celebration

With singers from Sestina Music Next Generation Mark Chambers - director Claire Duff - leader

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Sestina Music • Music of Celebration
Sestina Music • Music of Celebration


Apr 15, 2023, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

St. Canice's Cathedral, Coach Rd, Kilkenny, Ireland


George Frideric Handel 

Zadok the Priest

Henry Purcell 

Come, ye Sons of Art

Johann Sebastian Bach

Cantata - Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir BWV 29

Jean-Babtiste Lully 

Te deum

George Frideric Handel 

Sing unto God

Sestina Music presents Music of Celebration - joyous music from the courts of Europe - music on a grand scale for three trumpets, timpani, woodwind, strings with glorious choruses and virtuoso vocal solos. Opening with the well-loved Coronation Anthem by G.F. Handel - Zadok the Priest, we will hear the Te Deum from the court of Louis XIV in Versailles; originally written to celebrate the birth of Jean Baptiste Lully's son in 1677, this piece became a well-loved work performed on many state occasions. Come, ye Sons of Art by Henry Purcell, a Birthday ode for Queen Mary of England in 1694 and includes the famous duet Sound the Trumpet. Bach's cantata Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir was written to celebrate the inauguration of the Leipzig town council in 1731. Sing unto God by Handel was written to mark the occasion of the Wedding of Prince Fredrik Prince of Wales and Princess Augusta Saxe-Gotha in 1736.

** Extra - Sing with Sestina ** 

From 4 - 5pm St. Canice’s Cathedral 

For both experienced and budding choral singers - why not join Sestina Music and Instrumental ensemble for an opportunity to sing Handel’s ‘Zadok the Priest’ in a workshop setting. Open to anyone and everyone who loves to sing!


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