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Christ Church Cathedral Choir

He is highly reputed as one of the most prominent choral directors in the UK: Stephen Darlington comes to the Festival in Göttingen with the Christ Church Cathedral Choir. Consisting of 16 boys’ and 12 men’s voices, the choir not only performs at the Gala Concert, but also presents works by Shepherd, Byrd, Purcell and Handel in St. Cyriakus. Stephen Darlington will retire in late 2018 after more than 30 years of choral conducting.

In the second half of the concert, the choir will be singing from the gallery.

Guided tour Duderstadt (in German): 5.30 pm
Duration approx. 60 min.
To take part in the tour, prior registration is required +49 551-38 48 130 or info@haendel-festspiele.de.
The guided tour starts at the ‘Rathaus’ and ends at St. Cyriakus.

Coach transfer from the Göttingen Stadthalle
Departure 4.45 pm
The coach back to Göttingen departs approx. 20 min. after the concert ends. 
€ 8 (sold out)

The access to the venue is barrier-free. For further information on Festival venue accessibility, please see the overview.

The concert has been made possible with the kind support of Helmuth Artmann.




Christ Church Cathedral Choir


Christ Church Cathedral Choir

John Shepherd (ca. 1515–1558)
Haec Dies

William Byrd (1543–1623)
aus Mass for Four Voices

Dietrich Buxtehude (1637–1707)
Präludium E-Dur (BuxWV 141)
für Orgel solo

John Shepherd
Laudem dicite Deo

William Byrd
aus Mass for Four Voices

John Shepherd
Libera nos, salva nos

William Byrd
Agnus Dei
aus Mass for Four Voices


Henry Purcell (1659–1695)
Blow up the trumpet in Sion (Z. 10)

Hear my prayer, O Lord (Z. 15)

O God, thou art my God (Z. 35)

Anthony van Noordt (1619–1675)
Psalm 24
für Orgel solo

Georg Friedrich Händel (1685–1759)
O God who from the suckling's mouth
Comfort them, O Lord
aus Foundling Hospital Anthem (HWV 268)

Zadok the Priest (HWV 258)
Anthem I

18 May
7 pm
Basilika St. Cyriakus, Duderstadt
Duration approx. 100 min.
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Christ Church Cathedral Choir

Clive Driskill-Smith Organ

Makoto James Organ

Stephen Darlington Leitung