Cappella Caeciliana

Upcoming Dates

Saturday, May 14th, 2016

MASS FOR THE FEAST OF PENTECOST - 6pm
St Bernadette's Church
113 Rosetta Road, Belfast BT6 0LL [map]




Cappella Caeciliana will sing at Mass for the Feast of Pentecost.  This forms part of the celebrations of the reopening of St Bernadette's Church after extensive renovation and refurbishment, which will culminate in the official reopening of the Church by Bishop Noel Treanor two weeks later on the Feast of Corpus Christi.

The music will include:

- 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

 

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

CAPPELLA CAECILIANA IN CONCERT - 7.45pm
Church of St Michael the ArchAngel
200 Finaghy Road North, Belfast BT11 9EG [map]

 
Cappella Caeciliana presents a programme of music for a summer evening, which is the last concert in the choir's 20th anniversary season.  Admission to this concert is free and no tickets are required - a retiring collection will be taken.

 

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

MASS FOR THE 11th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - 6pm
St Mary's Star of the Sea Church
The Crescent, Portstewart BT55 7AB [map]


Cappella Caeciliana will sing at Saturday Vigil Mass in the Church of St Mary's Star of the Sea, Portstewart.  This forms part of the 100th anniversary celebrations of St Mary's and also concludes the choir's 20th anniversary season.

 

Past Dates

Sunday, April 17th, 2016

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.  Hear us at 1 hour 49 minutes sing She Moved through the Fair.  The soloist is choir member Claire McCusker.


Thursday, March 17th, 2016

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. 

 

Saturday, March 12th, 2016

CAPPELLA CAECILIANA 20th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
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.

 

Saturday, January 30th, 2016

MASS FOR THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF 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.

 

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

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.

 

Friday, December 4th, 2015

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.  

 

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

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.

 

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

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.

You can see photographs from the concert here.

 

Sunday, November 1st, 2015

BBC SONGS OF PRAISE

  

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).

 

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

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

 

Friday, October 9th, 2015

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.

 

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

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.

 

 

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