O Radiant Dawn

O Radiant Dawn

St Swithin’s Church


Two of Britain’s most celebrated composers are contrasted in this summer concert which pairs the genius of Purcell with the contemporary master James MacMillan.

Henry Purcell was England’s leading composer of the Baroque and wrote an astounding variety of music in his 36 years, from the heart-breaking Funeral Sentences written following the death of Queen Mary, to the joyful wedding anthem Beati Omnes, his ground-breaking opera Dido and Aeneas and his theatrical writing. The acclaimed chamber choir Paragon Singers presents an exploration of some of these styles alongside works of James MacMillan, whose innovative and emotive use of harmony provides a modern complement to Purcell’s, as is evident in the beautiful and varied Strathclyde Motets.

Join us in the beautiful surroundings of St. Swithin’s Church for a midsummer’s evening of astounding music.