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Saturday 16 March 2024, 7.30pm

Saffron Walden Choral Society

Saffron Walden Choral Society

Presented by Saffron Walden Choral Society

A concert full of melody and ethereal beauty, celebrating man’s ability – through appreciation of music and nature – to transcend grief and reach beyond our earth into the universe to find eternal peace.

Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs, settings of the metaphysical poet George Herbert, provide the starting point for an exploration of English choral music from the past 30 years. Cecilia McDowall’s Da Vinci Requiem uses texts from the requiem mass and the philosophical writings of Leonardo da Vinci. Music by Will Todd and Jonathan Dove, whose Arion and the Dolphin the choir performed so memorably in 2022, are also included.

Performance information

Running time

1 hour 50 minutes

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old

Booking information

Seating style

This event has tiered stalls and balcony seating


Under 25s can purchase half price tickets for this show.

Ten for £10

This event is part of our Ten for £10 scheme. We will release ten £10 tickets for sale at 10am on the morning of this performance.


Shuttle bus

The shuttle bus won't be running for this event

Programme and performers


  • Will Todd Songs of Peace 24 mins
  • Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs 20 mins
  • Jonathan Dove Seek Him That Maketh The Seven Stars 7 mins
  • Cecilia McDowall Da Vinci Requiem 35 mins


  • Saffron Walden Choral Society
  • Quintin Beer conductor
  • Richard Carr piano/organ
  • Felix Kemp baritone
  • Susanna MacRae soprano

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Information for your visit

Saturday 16 March 2024, 7.30pm


All timings are approximate and will be updated closer to the show date. Please check the website on the day of the performance for up-to-date information.

Latecomers can usually be admitted at a suitable gap within the performance.

When to arrive

6.30pm - 7.15pm
We have over 400 free parking spots for anyone driving.

Foyer opens

Enjoy a drink at the bar before the auditorium opens.

Auditorium opens

Get your tickets ready for checking, find your seats, sit back and relax.

Show starts



Interval (20 mins)

Show ends

9.20pm (approx)

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old


Saffron Hall

Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4UH


Shuttle bus

The shuttle bus won't be running for this performance
More info

Additional information


For this event, you're welcome to bring drinks purchased from our bar into the event with you.


We are unable to allow any bags into the performance space which are larger than a hand bag or small backpack. Unfortunately our cloakroom will not be in operation.

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