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St Martin’s Voices: Ikon of Light

Tuesday 23 April 2024

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

John Tavener’s austerely beautiful ‘Ikon of Light’ is an expression of uncreated light. Inspired by St Simeon’s Hymn to the Holy Spirit, this piece is infused with the music of Orthodox worship. The string music played by the Piatti Quartet represents the soul yearning for god, as the luminous choral writing expresses light and glory.

It is paired with a new commission by Anna Disley-Simpson, also imbued with yearning for light and a connection to ancient neolithic religion, depicting the shining of the setting sun on the winter solstice.


Anna Disley-Simpson – Maeshowe
Tavener – Ikon of Light


Piatti Quartet
St Martin’s Voices
Andrew Earis conductor

Please note this concert will last for approximately 60 minutes without an interval.

Dates, Times & Book

Tue 23 Apr 7:00 PM £10 Book

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