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Northern Lights

  • St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate Bishopsgate London, EC2M 3TL United Kingdom (map)

This evening's hour-long concert welcomes The Maidstone Singers for this varied and innovative programme exploring celestial themes, and divided into three sections, "Light", "Night" and "The Heavens". The programme includes English choral favourites such as Wood's Hail, gladdening light and Tallis's Lux Aeterna, reworkings for choir of orchestral works by Elgar and Sibelius, two works by both American composer Bob Applebaum and Finnish composer Jussi Chydenius, Ola Gjeilo's popular contemporary choral work Northern Lights and some lighter offerings by Richard Rogers and Harold Arlen. Join us for this dazzling and imaginative programme in the lovely surroundings of St Botolph's.


Charles Wood | Hail gladdening light
Edward Elgar, arr. John Cameron | Lux Aeterna (Nimrod)
Morten Lauridsen | O nata lux
Thomas Tallis | O nata lux
Jean Sibelius | Finlandia Hymn

Jussi Chydenius | Tonight
Bob Applebaum | A clear midnight
Jean Sibelius | Vale of Tuoni
Jussi Chydenius | Deep in the night

The Heavens
Ola Gjeilo | The Spheres (from Sunrise Mass)
Porkell Sigurbjornsson | Heyr, himna smiour
Bob Applebaum | As the world turns
Richard Rogers, arr. David Blackwell | Blue Moon
Ola Gjeilo | Northern Lights
Harold Arlen, arr. Guy Turner | Somewhere over the rainbow

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The Maidstone Singers
Kathryn Ridgeway
— Conductor

This concert will last approximately one hour, without an interval.

Tickets £19 (premium) £14 (unreserved) £5 (children) — book online now!

Our premium tickets include a reserved seat (this differs per venue according to acoustic, but is usually 3–5 rows from the front, near the centre aisle), a programme, and a voucher for a drink which can be redeemed either before the concert or during the interval.

Later Event: March 18
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