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People who attend the St. Cecilia’s Day Concert will have access to an augmented program with information and opportunities for participation during the concert.

You can learn more about the music and ideas from our St. Cecilia’s Day Concert: Appear! Inspire! A Celebration of Music below:

General Information

Who is St. Cecilia?

Learn more about St. Cecilia on this Wikipedia page.

Learn about relationships between St. Cecilia and the arts.

Engage with interactive media to learn more about the themes of this concert.

What is Britten’s Hymn to St. Cecilia?

Explore this interactive Story Map detailing information on the Hymn to St. Cecilia, Benjamin Britten, and W. H. Auden.

Learn more about the Hymn to St. Cecilia on this Wikipedia page.

You can listen to the Hymn to St. Cecilia anywhere. What will it be like to hear it live with the acoustics of a church?

What do you like about the following recorded performances? What will it be like to hear a performance live with the potential for a new way to hear the music in a particular time and place? 

What is Handel’s Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day?

Learn more about Handel’s Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day on this Wikipedia page.

Are there other artistic Odes for St. Cecilia?

Explore contemporary music inspired by #StCeciliasDay

Explore poetry inspired by #StCeciliasDay

Read about this account of poetic and musical odes for St. Cecilia.

Lesson and Project Ideas 

Explore some ideas for developing lessons, units, projects, or learning opportunities in schools or homes!