St Ceciliatide International Festival of Music


Preview 2010


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A festival of first-class classical music, food and wine taking place around St Cecilia's Day (22 November) in one of London's finest old City livery halls.

Top-class classical musicians from around the world, the St Cecilia lecture, choral events at nearby St Bride's church (whose links with the Festival date back over 300 years) and even a Sunday brunch - all in honour of St Cecilia, Patron Saint of Music.

Evenings begin in the ancient oak-panelled Stock Room of Stationers' Hall with a canapé reception. Every concert includes a champagne interval and festival-goers have the opportunity to complete the entertainment in style with an optional black-tie banquet afterwards.

Enjoy a wide range of music in a venue largely unchanged since Henry Purcell himself performed here in the 1690s.

"one of the most prestigious events in the City calendar" (Classical Music)

"the Glyndebourne of the City" (The Telegraph)



Design: Josephine Rapson
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