Truro Cathedral Choir Summer Concert

A cornucopia of choral treasures from the 15th century to the 21st.

The programme will celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with music by Byrd (O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth), Handel (Zadok the Priest) and Philip Stopford (Collect for the Queen); and the 150th anniversary of the birth of Vaughan Williams will be marked with his post-First World War masterpiece ‘Lord, thou hast been our refuge’. There will be barn-storming anthems by Stanford (For lo, I raise up) and Sumsion (They that go down to the sea in ships), with beautiful miniatures by Monteverdi, Assandra, Dering, Purcell, Josquin and Tallis, as well as captivating recent works by living composers Cecilia McDowall, Gail Randall and Giles Swayne. 


Beatus vir – Claudio Monteverdi   

O dulcis amor Jesu – Caterina Assandra  

They that go down to the sea in ships – Herbert Sumsion  

Factum est silentium – Richard Dering   

For lo, I raise up – Charles Villiers Stanford   

Hear my prayer – Henry Purcell   

Lord, thou hast been our refuge – Ralph Vaughan Williams   


I know that my redeemer liveth – Cecilia McDowall  

The Call – Gail Randall  

Ave Maria – Josquin des Prez  

Videte miraculum – Thomas Tallis   

Magnificat – Giles Swayne   

O Lord, make they servant Elizabeth – William Byrd  

Collect for the Queen – Philip Stopford 

Zadok the Priest – George Frideric Handel

Tickets will be released on 13 May.

Doors open at 4.15pm with the concert beginning at 5.00pm.

Programmes will be available for purchase on the door.

Refreshments will be available for purchase prior to the concert and during the interval.

Under 18s go free but still need a ticket.

A – Nave – premium seats £20

B – West Gallery – restricted view £10

C – North Aisle – restricted view £10

D – South Aisle – restricted view £10