Cry God for Harry, England and St Mary’s as Hitchin concert marks Agincourt anniversary

Henry V

Henry V - Credit: Archant

Amid the commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo, the 600th anniversary of an earlier famous victory at Agincourt has been left in the shade – but not on Saturday night.

Buccinate Brass return to Hitchin’s St Mary’s Church to accompany the Orpheus Choir of North Herts in a Hitchin Festival concert which includes include a setting of The Song of Agincourt arranged by choir member Martin Leadbetter.

Also on the programme is Patrick Doyle’s Non Nobis Domine which will be familiar to film buffs as the battle chant from Kenneth Branagh’s film of Henry V, to emphasise the Agincourt theme.

Extracts from the Monteverdi Vespers, Heinrich Schutz’s setting of Psalm 150, Purcell’s Funeral Sentences and individual items from the band will complete a varied programme.

The concert starts at 7.30pm and tickets priced at £12 (£10 concessions), which includes interval refreshments, are available from the Hitchin Initiative office in Churchyard – call 01462 453335 to reserve yours.