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St Martin’s Voices: I Saw Eternity

Thursday 15 June 2023

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Part of the Choral Discovery Concerts series – inviting you to discover some lesser known but utterly beautiful choral music in short concerts with St Martin’s Voices.

In this beautiful hour-long concert, St Martin’s Voices and organist Polina Sosnina present music inspired by the writings of the great metaphysical poets, including John Donne, George Herbert and Henry Vaughan. Experience these richly atmospheric poems in ethereal choral settings by composers ranging from Imogen Holst and Gerald Finzi to Judith Weir and Roxanna Panufnik. The concert also features a world premiere performance from St Martin’s Voices newly appointed Composer-in-Residence Lucy Walker.


Walker – I Saw Eternity (world premiere)
Imogen Holst – Hymne to Christ
Frances-Hoad – As Sin is Nothing
Panufnik – Prayer
McDowall – George Herbert Trilogy for solo organ III: Church Bells Beyond the Stars
Weir – Love Bade me Welcome
Weir – Vertue (I: Vertue, II: Antiphon)
McDowall – George Herbert Trilogy for solo organ I: Sounding Heaven and Earth
MacMillan – Bring us, O Lord God
Finzi – Lo, the Full, Final Sacrifice


St Martin’s Voices
Andrew Earis Conductor
Polina Sosnina Organ

St Martin’s Voices is one of the UK’s most versatile professional vocal ensembles, performing concerts on the international stage as well as giving regular BBC broadcasts and special services at London’s iconic St Martin-in-the-Fields. The ensemble performs regularly alongside the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and London Mozart Players and is featured in the Church of England’s online worship resources that have attracted over 4 million downloads.

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

Dates, Times & Book

Thu 15 Jun 7:00 PM £10 Book

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