Edington Festival of Music 2015
Sunday 23rd August to Sunday 30th August
The 60th Edington Festival of Music Within the Liturgy will be full of wonderful music from the three Festival choirs and Festival organists, as always. This time though, in celebration of its Diamond Jubilee, there will be a number of other special events, including an exhibition in the Priory Church showing 60 past and current participants who have gone on to play hugely significant roles in music, broadcasting and academia. You can find full details here, but we can show you the highlights.
The Festival will celebrate the contribution made to church music by previous festivals, and looks to the future with two new commissions. The new Harrison & Harrison organ, installed in 2014, will play an important role.
The underlying structure of the week’s services is Laudes, a seven movement organ work by Jean-Louis Florentz.
All services are free and unticketed.
New commission: Magnificat for three choirs and organ
New Commission: unaccompanied choral work
The Edington Service
Sancte Pater Benedicite
Requiem, sung on Friday 28th August in memory of those who have given so much to the Festival and who have passed away
Blest Pair of Sirens
Coronation Te Deum
The Harrison & Harrison organ
Short recitals before the evening services on Monday, Tuesday Thursday and Friday.