We will mark St Davids Day with an 9am Mass and a concert by the Unicorn Singers at 7.30pm
Unicorn Singers have been planning a concert to evoke the company of heaven that should, quite literally, lift the spirits!
Their imaginative sequence of choral music will celebrate St. David and all saints, and have at its heart a rare performance of medieval plainsong once heard on St. David’s Day itself. These chants are a unique survival that came to light in the so-called Penpont Antiphoner, a manuscript once kept in the historic Penpont house west of Brecon and now in the National Museum of Wales.
Amongst the numerous sets of plainsong office are some specifically written in Wales to be sung on March 1st, extolling the Welsh patron saint’s life and legacy.
The concert will also ensure that St. David takes his rightful place alongside other notables of the saintly band, with music dedicated to the apostles and the blessed spirits. A variety of choral styles is on offer, with everything from medieval to modern including masterpieces by Bruckner, Byrd and Britten (Hymn to St. Peter and Te Deum in C), not to mention other stunning works by Tallis and Schütz.
Tickets £8 are available from Abergavenny Music