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.
Watch a video of us working on the music and Andrew Griffiths talking about the programme here.
Andrew Griffiths conductor
Jean Sibelius Rakastava
Peter Lange-Müller Tre Madonnasange
Mogens Pedersøn Kyrie from Missa quinque vocum
Carl Nielsen Tre Motetter
Wilhelm Stenhammar Tre Körvisor
Sibelius Män från slätten och havet
Toivo Kuula Auringon noustessa
Nielsen Jens Vejmand
Sibelius Four Partsongs, op.18
Einojuhani Rautavaara Lorca Suite
A glass of wine will be served in the interval.
St. Sepulchre-without-Newgate is located at the junction of Holborn Viaduct and Giltspur Street, opposite the Old Bailey.
Tube: St Paul's (Central), Farringdon (Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan), Blackfriars (District, Circle).
Train: City Thameslink is almost exactly opposite.
Bus: 8, 242, 56, 25
Parking: in streets around, and there are NCP carparks nearby in Saffron Hill and Aldersgate Street.
Don't forget to bring your printed ticket to the event!
Refunds are not available, but if you contact us in advance of the performance we will if possible offer you replacement tickets to another of our concerts.
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Directed by Andrew Griffiths, Londinium is one of London's most ambitious and versatile chamber choirs, critically acclaimed for its distinctive programming and vibrant performances of a cappella repertoire from the Renaissance to the present day.