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Milton Keynes Chorale - Northern Lights

Venue: New Bradwell, MK
Date: 17 Nov 2018
Times: 7.30 pm

Milton Keynes Chorale
'Northern Lights'
St James Church, New Bradwell, MK13 0DA
17th November 2018 at 7.30pm

Ola Gjeilo:  Sunrise Mass and Northern Lights
P?teris Vasks: Pater Noster
Grieg: Holberg Suite

Conducted by Mark Jordan

MK Chorale invite you to Northern Lights featuring the music of Ola Gjeilo. The main work is Gjeilo’s Sunrise Mass, a Symphonic Mass for Chorus and string orchestra. The music is cinematic and has been described as “lyrical, lush, evocative, and stirring”. Using the Latin mass text, he gives English titles for the component movements: The Spheres, Sunrise, The City, and Identity and The Ground. The composer notes: “I wanted the musical development of the Mass to evolve from transparent and spacey, through increasing emotion and movement, to something solid and grounded - as a metaphor for human development from child to adult, for a spiritual journey, or for the creative process itself”. It is certainly a piece not to be missed, and is loved by audiences.
As companion pieces, we will also be performing his shorter work Northern Lights and a setting of the Pater Noster by Latvian composer P?teris Vasks. The concert is completed with Grieg's Holberg Suite; a piece of strength, gentility, playfulness, and meditation.

Tickets available from www.mkchorale.org.uk

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