Concert – The Selwyn Consort

Hosted by: Selwyn Consort

Monday 29th June at 7.30pm. Update – this Concert will now be Free, with a retiring collection. We look forward to seeing you at St Michael’s.

We welcome the Selwyn Consort, a group of talented young Choral Scholars from the University of Cambridge visiting the South West, to give a Concert of Choral music on the themes of Life, Death and Beyond. It is entitled “Farre beyond all telling”, a quote from the poem “An Hymne of Heavenly Beautie” by Edmund Spenser (1552-1599), part of which was beautifully set in 1925 for a cappella double choir by Sir William Harris (1882-1973), and will most likely feature in their programme.

Faire is the heaven where happy soules have place In full enjoyment of felicitie; Whence they do still behold the glorious face Of the Divine, Eternall Majestie;

Yet farre more faire be those bright Cherubins Which all with golden wings are overdight. And those eternall burning Seraphins Which from their faces dart out fiery light;

Yet fairer than they both and much more bright Be the Angels and Archangels Which attend on God’s owne person without rest or end. 

These then in faire each other farre excelling As to the Highest they approach more neare, Yet is that Highest farre beyond all telling.

Fairer than all the rest which there appeare Though all their beauties joynd together were; How then can mortal tongue hope to expresse The image of such endlesse perfectnesse?

They will be performing the same programme at Buckfast Abbey on Tuesday 30th June at 7.30pm.

Selwyn Consort Poster


St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Dinham Road, Mount Dinham, Exeter, EX4 4EB