Collegium Vocale Ghent: Hail, Bright Cecilia

August 15, 2018, 10:00 pm

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Tonight’s recital, “Hail, Bright Cecilia,” presented by Collegium Vocale Ghent, founded in 1970 by Philippe Herreweghe, comes to us from the Wratislavia Cantans Festival, also known as the International Festival of Oratorio and Cantata Music, held every September in Wrocław, Poland, and since 2005 under the artistic direction of Paul McCreesh.

Recorded live in concert in the Polish National Catholic Cathedrals’ Church of Saint Mary Magdalene in Wroclaw.


Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Cantata “Hail, Bright Cecilia;” Ode for Saint Cecilia’s Day

Grace Davidson, soprano; Alex Potter and Damien Guillon, countertenors; Thomas Hobbs and Samuel Boden, tenors; Matthew Brook and Peter Kooij, basses.
Collegium Vocale Ghent; Philippe Herreweghe, conductor

Opening & Closing Theme for Baroque&Before: Joan Ambrosio Dalza: Piva, performed by Musica Reservata (Boston Skyline BSD 123)