7:30 pm19:30

Voices of the North: Sibelius, Nielsen and their contemporaries

  • St Sepulchre-without-Newgate

Londinium opens its tenth-anniversary season by marking 150 years since the births of two great Nordic composers, Jean Sibelius and Carl Nielsen. Although known primarily for their symphonies, both wrote beautiful and characterful choral music; our selection includes Sibelius' haunting Rakastava (The Lover) and Nielsen's intense Tre Motetter. Alongside these works we perform ravishing music by Peter Lange-Müller, Wilhelm Stenhammar and Toivo Kuula - composers hardly known to UK audiences - before concluding our programme with the classic Lorca Suite by Einojuhani Rautavaara.

Jean Sibelius
Rakastava | Peter Lange-Müller Tre Madonnasange | Mogens Pedersøn Kyrie from Missa quinque vocum | Carl Nielsen Tre Motetter | Wilhelm Stenhammar Tre Körvisor | Jean Sibelius Män från slätten och havet | Toivo Kuula Auringon noustessa | Carl Nielsen arr. Michael Bojesen Jens Vejmand | Jean Sibelius Four Partsongs, op. 18 | Einojuhani Rautavaara Lorca Suite

A glass of wine will be served in the interval.

7:30 pm19:30

Christmas Concert

  • St Sepulchre-without-Newgate

Our programme includes one of Arnold Bax's greatest works, the virtuosic Mater ora Filium (1921) alongside music by Thomas Tallis, John Joubert, Herbert Howells, John Tavener, Richard Rodney Bennett and Howard Skempton.

Mulled wine and mince pies will be served!