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The Carice Singers: A Prayer of Peace & Light

Friday 22 September 2023

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

May eternal light shine…as the nights draw in, The Carice Singers present an evening of music that seems to glow from within. Ligeti’s stunning Lux Aeterna is a true classic (you might recognise it from 2001: A Space Odyssey), and a magnificent way to celebrate the composer’s centenary year. But it’s just part of a whole programme devoted to the life-giving power of light, from the shimmering sonic auroras of Rautavaara and Jonathan Harvey, through the sacred beauty of Byrd and Arvo Pärt to the very English radiance of Vaughan Williams. Hope, stillness, and sounds to light up the spirit.


Ralph Vaughan Williams – A Prayer to the Father of Heaven
Einojuhani Rautavaara – Two extracts from the Vigil:
I) Avuksihuutopsalmi (Psalm of Invocation)
II) Ehtoohymni (Evening hymn)
Arvo Pärt – Nunc Dimittis
György Ligeti – Lux aeterna
György Ligeti – Chorale
Soosan Lolavar – new work (commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society)
Jonathan Harvey – Plainsongs for Peace and Light
Michael Tippett – Plebs angelica
William Byrd – O Lux Beata Trinitas


The Carice Singers
George Parris Director

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Fri 22 Sep 7:30 PM £30/£25/£20/£16/£10 Book

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