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


Holy Trinity Church
Church Street
BA15 1LW


John WilbyeDraw on, Sweet Night
John RutterBirthday Madrigals
Josef Gabriel Rheinberger3 Geistliche Gesänge, Op.69: Abendlied
Camille Saint-SaënsCalme des nuits
Eric WhitacreSleep
Johannes BrahmsIn Stiller Nacht, WoO 34 no.8
Arthur SullivanThe Long Day Closes
Samuel BarberSure on this shining night, Op.13 no.3
Rodgers & HammersteinSouth Pacific: 'Some Enchanted Evening'
Rodgers & HartBlue Moon (arr. Johnny Priano)


Tony Shield – Conductor

Cappella Nova (Wessex)

Programme Note

Draw On, Sweet Night is a concert inspired by an English madrigal composed in 1608 by John Wilbye. Around this music we have created an intriguing and entertaining programme of songs relating to evening and night-time, with music from Wilbye's time to the present day. The concert includes John Rutter's Birthday Madrigals, songs by Elgar, Brahms and Eric Whitacre, and a selection of 20th century American popular songs. 

Following the 2016 regeneration and development of Holy Trinity Church the 1926 Willis pipe organ is undergoing comprehensive renovation and redesign by organ specialists Harrison & Harrison. All proceeds from the concert will go to the fund to restore the organ.




Draw On, Sweet Night

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