Some Distant Shore | Cappella Caeciliana

Some Distant Shore | Cappella Caeciliana

Saturday, 15 June 2024, 8.00pm

Cappella Caeciliana, directed by Matthew Quinn, is delighted to partner with the world-leading Titanic Belfast to present two striking immersive performances in three very impressive spaces within their iconic building. These will take place on Saturday 15th June and Sunday 16th June.

During this 2.5 hour performance, guests will be transported on a physical and emotional journey, whilst getting to experience three of Titanic Belfast’s most architecturally inspiring and immersive themed spaces – The Grand Atrium, The Ship Of Dreams (normally exclusive to the Titanic Experience) and The Titanic Suite featuring the Grand Staircase.

The programme features music of emigration and exploration, culminating in a performance of "Songs of Farewell" by Hubert Parry. This beautiful performance draws upon music and poetry from Celtic, Scandinavian and American folk traditions as well as from traditional choral repertoires. Full programme details are available at https://concert-diary.com/concert/1918533645/Some-Distant-Shore-Cappella-Caeciliana-choir-

Act One will commence in The Grand Atrium exploring the hopes and aspirations of emigration while considering what or who you leave behind, with pieces such as Lovland’s beautiful ‘Sleepsong’’ and ‘The Parting Glass’.

Continuing the journey, guests will move to the spectacular Ship of Dreams gallery, part of the reimagined Titanic Experience, which explores the hopes and dreams of the passengers on board heading to New York to start a new life.

Following a short interval with drinks and panoramic views over the iconic Titanic Slipways, the evening will come to a climax by the opulent Grand Staircase in the Titanic Suite. Centring around the ‘Songs of Farewell’ by Hubert Parry, Act Three will offer a musical exploration of metaphysical poetry from writers such as Henry Vaughan and John Donne.

Tickets cost £30, £20 for under 25s. Doors open at 7.45pm, and guests will receive a complimentary drink on arrival, with a choice of wine, beer or sparkling elderflower pressé. The performance begins at 8pm and refreshments will be available to purchase during the second interval. The performance ends at around 10.40pm and the bar will then reopen for a short period.

Tickets are on sale at https://www.titanicbelfast.com/visitor-information/offers-events/some-distant-shore/, and in person from Titanic Belfast from 9am to 6.30pm daily.

Capacity is limited so book now to avoid disappointment.

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Added by Cappella Caeciliana on 8 May 2024

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