Immortal Fire

Saturday 5th May 2018 at 7.30pm
St James Priory, Bristol

Raymond Warren Cello Requiem (first performance)
Michael Tippett Five Spirituals from A Child Of Our Time
Benjamin Britten Hymn to St Cecilia

With Richard May cello

Exultate Singers gives the premiere of the Bristol-based composer Raymond Warren's Cello Requiem. The piece was written especially for the choir and David Ogden, and this concert marks Warren's 90th birthday.

The concert includes music by two British composer who have influenced Raymond Warren – Benjamin Britten, and Michael Tippett, with whom he studied composition. 

Raymond Warren was Professor of Music of Bristol University where he taught and influenced the lives of many. His legacy and music lives on in the musicians and composers of today. 

Exultate Singers has appeared on Classic FM, on BBC Radios 2, 3 and 4 and BBC television including The One Show and Songs of Praise. The choir is known for its engaging performances, making use of the building’s spatial effects with singers placed in different positions around the hall throughout the concert, enveloping the audience with stunning live surround sound.

“To come in to the glorious building of St James & the ethereal sounds of Exultate - my companion said she thought she’d gone to heaven and I quite agreed! I don’t know how you manage to maintain such a terrific standard of music with such a lovely friendly atmosphere, but please keep doing it!”


St James' Priory, Whitson Street, Haymarket, Bristol BS1 3NZ


Central nave £15
Side aisles £10

Tickets for students in full time education are £8, and for under 18s are £4.

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Seating plan

How to find St James' Priory

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The nearest Bristol City Council car park is on Trenchard Street. Parking is £2.50 for the evening after 6pm. Use the pedestrian exit on level 8 to come out on Park Row and turn right to walk down past the Bristol Royal Infirmary, then turn right down Whitson Street and the entrance to St James Priory is on your left after the bus station.

A limited number of parking for disabled badge holders is available in the car park outside St James Priory itself. Please request parking when you book tickets in the comments box, or email