CONCERTS IN 2019 & 2020
HIGHER THAN THE CHERUBIM
As part of the North Somerset Arts Week and following a weekend of recording their fifth CD to celebrate the choir's 10th anniversary, Harmonia Sacra performed a concert in the glorous acoustic of All Saints' Church, WsM. The choir returned to the theme of Russian Choral Orthodox choral music from the reigns of Empress Catherine the Great to Tsar Nicholas II. The choir explored new repertory from this period, including settings by Giuseppe Sarti and his pupils Pyotr Ivanovich Turchaninov, Artem Vedel, as well as favourites by Dimitry Bortnyansky, Pavel Chesnokov and Sergei Rachmaninov
In Harmonia Sacra's 10th anniversary year, the choir returned to Rome and performed concerts at San Lorenzo in Damaso (6 September 2019) and Frascati Cathedral (7 September 2019)
Harmonia Sacra were thrilled to return to St. Peter's Basilica to sing at Capitular Mass on Sunday 8 September 2019
ADVENT REFLECTIONS 2019
In the choir's 10th anniversary they celebrated the release of a new CD (their 4th) In dulci Jubilo, choral music for Advent and Christmas. The hard copy CD was launched at this concert.
In 2019 the choir performed their usual seasonal mix of Advent and Christmas music including music by Palestrina, Fux, Andreas Hammerschmidt, Tchaikovsky, Hugo Distler and Cecilia McDowall.
Peter Leech discusses the Advent Reflections Concert and the launch of Harmonia Sacra's new CD, In dulci jubilo
CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT 13TH DECEMBER 2019
Harmonia Sacra, accompanied by Bristol Brass Consort were invited to sing at the highly acclaimed candlelit carol service in aid of Somerset Crimebeat Trust. Harmonia Sacra donated £82 from the total sales of their new CD, In dulci jubilo, sold at the carol service.
CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT 16TH DECEMBER 2020
Due to Covid-19 restrictions Harmonia Sacra were unable to sing to a packed congregation for the annual Carols by Candleight service at All Saints' Church, Weston-super-Mare and instead live-streamed the carol sevrice from the church accompanied by Bristol Brass Consort. Online donations were collected for Weston RNLI.