MASS FOR THE ELEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - 6pm
St Mary's Star of the Sea Church The Crescent, Portstewart BT55 7AB [map]
Cappella Caeciliana sang at Saturday Vigil Mass in the Church of St Mary's Star of the Sea, Portstewart. This formed part of the 100th anniversary celebrations of St Mary's and also concluded the choir's 20th anniversary season.
CAPPELLA CAECILIANA IN CONCERT
Church of St Michael the Archangel 200 Finaghy Road North, Belfast BT11 9EG [map]
Cappella Caeciliana presented a programme of music for a summer evening, which was part of the celebrations of the 40th anniversary of St. Michael the Archangel Parish, and was also the last concert in the choir's 20th anniversary season. Programme details are available here.
MASS FOR THE FEAST OF PENTECOST - 6pm
St Bernadette's Church 113 Rosetta Road, Belfast BT6 0LL [map]
Cappella Caeciliana sang at Mass for the Feast of Pentecost. This formed part of the celebrations of the reopening of St Bernadette's Church after extensive renovation and refurbishment, which culminated with the official reopening of the Church by Bishop Noel Treanor two weeks later on the Feast of Corpus Christi.
The music included:
- All people that on earth do dwell (Vaughan Williams) - with trumpet - St. Anne's Mass (James MacMillan) - Veni Creator Spiritus (plainchant / John O'Keeffe) - Ave Maria (Donal McCrisken) - premiere - Hodie Completi Sunt (Gabrieli) - Gloria in D (Vivaldi) - with trumpet 1. Gloria in Excelsis Deo 2. Quoniam Tu Solus Sanctus 3. Cum Sancto Spiritu
BBC RADIO ULSTER "SCHOOL CHOIR OF THE YEAR" FINAL
Cappella Caeciliana performed in a guest slot in the final of BBC Radio Ulster School Choir of the Year, broadcast from Belfast's Ulster Hall. We sang She Moved through the Fair, with choir member Claire McCusker performing as soloist.
BBC RADIO 3 "IN TUNE" - LIVE FROM HILLSBOROUGH CASTLE - PRESENTED BY SEAN RAFFERTY
Cappella Caeciliana was one of Sean Rafferty's guests taking part in a special St Patrick's Day programme, broadcast live from Hillsborough Castle.
CAPPELLA CAECILIANA 20th ANNIVERSARY CONCERTFeaturing THE PRIESTSConducted by SIR JAMES MacMILLAN and DONAL McCRISKEN
Good Shepherd Church 511 Ormeau Road, Belfast BT7 3GS [map]
Cappella Caeciliana (directed by Donal McCrisken) was joined by its founder members The Priests and guest conductor Sir James MacMillan, in a sellout concert to celebrate the choir's 20th anniversary.
The programme included Vivaldi's Gloria (with orchestra), and the Irish premiere of James MacMillan's Ut omnes unum sint. You can view some photographs from the concert here.
MASS FOR THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Holy Trinity Church Norglen Gardens, Belfast BT11 8EL [map]
Cappella Caeciliana provided the music at the Saturday Vigil Mass in Holy Trinity Parish, Turf Lodge. A video recording is available here.
CHRISTMAS CAROLS FOR COMMUTERS
Translink Great Victoria Street Railway Station Belfast BT12 5AH [map]
Cappella Caeciliana was delighted to help raise funds for the homeless by taking part in the Simon Community's annual programme of singing carols to passing commuters. £434 was raised during our session, thanks to everyone for their generosity.
HILLSBOROUGH CASTLE CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Hillsborough Castle The Square, Hillsborough BT26 6AG [map]
Cappella Caeciliana presented this event featuring Christmas music and readings, in the sumptuous surroundings of Hillsborough Castle.
MASS FOR THE FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING
St Columba's Church 74 Hopehill Road, Glasgow G20 7HH [map]
Cappella Caeciliana sang at Mass for the Feast of Christ the King.
The Mass was concelebrated by its founder members Fr David Delargy, Fr Eugene O'Hagan and Fr Martin O'Hagan (The Priests).
The music included the first liturgical performance of Ut omnes unum sint, composed by Sir James MacMillan to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the choir, and conducted by the composer.
CONCERT FOR SAINT CECILIA CAPPELLA CAECILIANA and THE PRIESTS Conducted by SIR JAMES MacMILLAN and DONAL McCRISKEN
St Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3JD [map]
Cappella Caeciliana was joined by founder members Fr David Delargy, Fr Eugene O'Hagan and Fr Martin O'Hagan (The Priests), and organist Stephen Hamill, in this concert to honour St Cecilia, patron saint of music.
Sir James MacMillan conducted three of his works, including Ut omnes unum sint which he recently composed to celebrate the choir's 20th anniversary, and which was followed by a standing ovation.
Cappella Caeciliana took part in the All Saints Day edition of BBC Songs of Praise, performing O Radiant Dawn by James MacMillan.
You can watch this performance on YouTube (23 minutes, 40 seconds).
AN EVENING WITH CAPPELLA CAECILIANA
St Patrick's Church St Patrick's Street, Downpatrick BT30 6DN [map]
Cappella Caeciliana presented a concert to mark the completion of the restoration of the church organ in St Patrick's Church, Downpatrick. The organist was Stephen Hamill. St Patrick's Parish Choir also performed.
A video recording of the full concert is available here.
AN EVENING OF MUSIC AND SONG
St Patrick's Church Upper North Street, Newtownards BT23 4JD [map]
Cappella Caeciliana was one of a number of groups performing in a concert in St Patrick's Church, Newtownards, as the guest of Cappella's founder member Fr Martin O'Hagan.
CONCERT FOR THE 5th CENTENARY OF THE BIRTH OF ST TERESA OF AVILA
St Teresa of Avila Church Glen Road, Belfast BT11 8BL [map]
The first concert of Cappella Caeciliana's 20th anniversary season marked the 5th centenary of the birth of St Teresa of Avila, in the Belfast church of which she is patroness.