The Cecilia Consort

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12/11/2022 19:30 - 22:00
Douai Abbey
Phone:0118 947 8081
Address: Douai Abbey, Upper Woolhampton, Reading, Berkshire RG7 5TQ

The Cecilia Concert

Their winter concert will feature the gorgeous Requiem by Duruflé, amongst other pieces.

 

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