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Beyond the Night Sky

  • St John's church, Waterloo London SE1 8TY (map)

Tickets: £12 (‘earlybird’ discount until 6th October) / £15 | £10 (student/child concession).
A glass of wine is served in the interval.

Inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing, Londinium heads for the stars, voyaging through a heady mix of music exploring the sun, moon and space. We hear the words of astronauts as set by Steve Martland and Kirke Mechem, and experience the mystery and wonder of the stars in music by such diverse composers as Victoria, Schumann, and Eriks Esenvalds. Particular highlights include Barnaby Martin's haunting I saw eternity, the UK première of Steven Stucky's Winter Stars, Ben Parry’s Sun and Moon, and Cheryl Frances-Hoad's dazzling tribute to Professor Stephen Hawking, Beyond the Night Sky.

Programme
Robert Schumann: An die Sterne
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Conditor alme siderum
Ben Parry: Sun Soul (from Sun and Moon)
Kirke Mechem: Island in Space
James MacMillan: Ave maris stella
Barnaby Martin: I saw eternity
Peter Warlock: The Full Heart
Ben Parry: Eclipse (from Sun and Moon)
Michael East: Hence stars, too dim of light
Steve Martland: Skywalk
Steven Stucky: Winter Stars
Cheryl Frances-Hoad: Beyond the Night Sky
Eriks Esenvalds: Stars