“Sing for the morning’s joy, Cecilia, sing,
in words of youth and phrases of the spring.
Walk the bright colonnades by fountains spray
and sing as sunlight fills the waking day.
Till angels, voyaging in upper air,
pause on a wing, and gather the clear sound
into celestial joy, wound and unwound,
a silver chain or golden as your hair.”
Ursula Vaughan Williams words area fitting introduction to our concert of orchestral music, choral works and readings celebrating the the patron saint of music – Cecilia!