Cappella Caeciliana



Upcoming Dates

Hail Gladdening Light - A Concert to celebrate the 50th anniversary of St. Bernadette's Church - 7.30pm
St Bernadette's Church
Rosetta Road, Belfast BT6 0LL [map]
Price: £15 (students and under 25s admitted free of charge)

Cappella Caeciliana presents a concert to celebrate the 50th anniversary of St. Bernadette's Church, Rosetta Road, Belfast.  The distinctive fan-shaped building is listed due to its architectural significance and its internal design features of the highest standards such as Dame Elisabeth Frink’s hugely striking nine-foot high sculpture of Christ which floats above the altar.  Extensive refurbishment in 2015 and 2016 returned the building to its original glory, in particular fully restoring the eleven magnificent window panels which form the curved side of the building.  These panels, designed by Benedictine priest Fr. Charles Norris, contain over 25,000 pieces of solid coloured glass, gradually tracing the colours of the rainbow and reflecting the path of the sun throughout the day.

As well as choral items performed by Cappella, including Handel's Hallelujah Chorus, the concert will include inauguration of the rebuilt and extended organ, with guest organist Stephen Hamill.  Organ solos will include Widor's Toccata.

The concert will also feature a special appearance by tenor Fr. Eugene O'Hagan, founder member of Cappella and member of The Priests, who will perform solo works and also sing jointly with the choir in some items.

Proceeds are in aid of the organ fund and Cappella's 2018 CD recording.

Tickets cost £15 are now available online here, from St. Bernadette's after weekend Masses, and from Bread and Banjo Bakery (353 Ormeau Road) and Matchetts Music (6 Wellington Place).  Students and under 25s will be admitted free of charge, and no ticket is required.

Past Dates

A View of the Cross - Concert for Palm Sunday
Conducted by Eamonn Dougan
- 7.30pm
St Patrick's Catholic Cathedral
Armagh BT61 7QY [map]
Price: £10 (students and under 25s admitted free of charge)

Cappella Caeciliana was delighted to be joined by guest conductor Eamonn Dougan (Associate Conductor of The Sixteen, and son of an Armagh native) for this special concert of music for Palm Sunday and Holy Week.  Eamonn was performing for his first-ever time in Armagh.  This took place in St. Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral where his late father, Jim, was a boy chorister.

The programme included the Irish premiere of Stabat Mater (listen to Soundcloud extract here) by Alissa Firsova (in the presence of the composer), the ever-popular Requiem by Gabriel Fauré (with orchestra) and the acclaimed Miserere by James MacMillan.  Full programme details are available here.

This concert was supported by The National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Hear Eamonn Dougan talk in advance of the concert:



Mass for Ash Wednesday - 7.30pm
St. Peter's Cathedral
Belfast BT12 4BU [map]

Cappella Caeciliana, directed by guest conductor Nigel McClintock, sang at Mass for Ash Wednesday, together with members of St. Peter's Schola Cantorum.

A webcam recording of the service is available.

Christmas Carol Singing for Charity - 5pm to 6.30pm
Victoria Square
Belfast BT1 4QG [map]

Cappella Caeciliana was pleased to support fundraising for the charity Children in Crossfire by singing Christmas carols to shoppers in Belfast's Victoria Square.





Christmas Musical Evening at the Castle - 7pm for 7.30pm
Hillsborough Castle, The Square
Hillsborough BT26 6AG [map]
Price: £25 (concessions £22.50)

The second of our two Christmas concerts in Hillsborough Castle.  Please see the 2nd December event for further details. 


Christmas Musical Evening at the Castle - 7pm for 7.30pm
Hillsborough Castle, The Square
Hillsborough BT26 6AG [map]
Price: £25 (concessions £22.50)

Cappella Caeciliana presented a festive evening at Hillsborough Castle. With viewing of the castle's State Rooms, festive drinks reception and Cappella Caeciliana singing festive choral music in the Throne Room, it was a majestic way to start the season. 


Cappella Caeciliana Advent Concert - 7pm
St Colmcille's Church, My Lady's Mile
Holywood BT18 9EW [map]
Price: Admission free (retiring collection)

Cappella Caeciliana, with St. Patrick's Primary School Choir, presented a concert for the First Sunday in Advent.  Programme details are available here.


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