Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Ely Cathedral
The College


Hildegard of BingenKyrie
Cecilia McDowallRegina Coeli
Lucy PankhurstThe Pankhurst Anthem
Thea MusgraveFour Madrigals (to texts by Sir Thomas Wyatt)
Elizabeth MaconchyCreatures
Elizabeth MaconchyCreatures
Grace WilliamsAve Maris Stella
Fanny Mendelssohn-HenselGartenlieder, Op.3
Clara SchumannDrei gemischte Chöre nach Gedichten von Emanuel Geibel


Jessica Norton – Conductor

London Concord Singers

Programme Note

For their Summer concerts, London Concord Singers & conductor Jessica Norton are presenting a programme of music by female composers,  sacred music by Hildegard of Bingen from the 11th century, part-songs by Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel from the 19th century, and three works by significant British women composers of the 20th century, Grace Williams, Elizabeth Maconchy and Thea Musgrave, and contemporary pieces by Cecilia McDowall and Lucy Pankhurst's The Pankhurst Anthem commissioned by the BBC to celebrate the centenary of women's suffrage.

The centre piece of the programme will be the trio of 20th century works, with Grace Williams' Ave Maris Stella, a late and significant work from 1973 by this Welsh composer, Thea Musgrave's Four Madrigals, settings of Sir Thomas Wyatt and some of her earliest works, and Elizabeth Machonchy's delightful Creatures, an imaginative setting of animal poems written in 1979. Also in the programme is Cecilia McDowall's Regina Coeli, a work extremely popular with the choir.


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