Herbert Howells – A Celebration

Cathedral Quarter

The BBC Singers, accompanied by Norwich Cathedral’s Master of Music Ashley Grote on the organ, will perform highlights from the music of English composer Herbert Howells.

The concert is one of three Organ Reborn! concerts taking place in November 2023 to celebrate the return of Norwich Cathedral’s historic organ following an ambitious rebuild project.

The concert, which will be conducted by Nicholas Chalmers and presenter/conductor Ed Balls, will also be recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3 at a later date.


Howells – God is gone up

Howells – The House of the Mind

Howells – Master Tallis’s Testament (organ solo)

Howells – Psalm 23 from Requiem

Howells – Magnificat from Gloucester Service

Howells – Salve Regina

Howells – A Hymn for St Cecilia

Howells – Behold, O God our defender (Coronation 1953, completed 1952)

Howells – Nunc dimittis from Gloucester Service

Howells – Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing

Howells – Psalm Prelude Set 2 no. 3 (organ solo)

Howells – A Grace for 10 Downing Street

Howells – Te Deum (Collegium Regale)

The concert will end at approximately 9pm, with an interval of 20 minutes.

Tickets £15-£25.

To book, visit cathedral.org.uk or call 0333 666 3366.

For more details about the whole Organ Reborn! concert series visit cathedral.org.uk