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Crypt Halloween Special: Death Speaks

Monday 31 October 2022

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Halloween in the crypt? It’s certainly atmospheric, but it doesn’t have to be spooky. St Martin’s own choir presents an evening of hauntingly beautiful vocal music.

 “Turn to peace / Turn to peace / This is the only road that leads you home…” Death isn’t always cruel – it can come as a friend, and in David Lang’s Death Speaks a voice familiar from fairytales, from Schubert songs and from Lang’s own, Pulitzer Prize-winning The Little Match Girl Passion weaves sounds of consolation, stillness and an eerie beauty. On this of all nights, it’s exactly the kind of music that belongs in the crypt of St.Martin-in-the-Fields – and no performers understand the atmosphere of this extraordinary space like St Martin’s own resident choir, St Martin;s Voices.

Programme

Purcell – Dido’s Lament
David Lang – Death Speaks
Schubert – ‘Death and the Maiden’
Dowland – ‘In darkness let me dwell’
David Lang – Depart

Performers

Saint Martin’s Voices
Lotte Betts-Dean Mezzo soprano

Dates, Times & Book

Mon 31 Oct 7:00 PM £25/£20/£15 Book

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