Friday 24 April 2015

Northern Lights

Northern Lights
The choir Voxcetera and the Northern Lights Symphony Orchestra, with conductors Adam Johnson and Jane Hopkins, will be performing Vivaldi's perennial Gloria at St Martin in the Fields on 28 April 2015, but it is in the smaller work which are also in the programme that the concert's main interest lies. 

The Northern Lights Symphony Orchestra specialises in the music of Northern composers and this concert is no different. There will be two Icelandic works, Jón Leifs' Consolation, Intermezzo Op.66 for orchestra, and Sigurbjörnsson's simple, beautiful setting of the ancient Icelandic text Heyr Himna Smiður for a cappella choir, plus the Magnificat by the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt (who is 80 this year). Also in the programme are Gabriel Jackson's Salve Regina, Francis Poulenc's Exultate Deo and music by Morten Lauridsen.

Tickets and further information from the St Martin in the Fields website.

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