Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


St George's Church
Bloomsbury Way



Johannes BrahmsWarum ist das Licht gegeben?, Op.74 no.1
Arnold BaxMater ora filium
Cecilia McDowallOf a Rose
Thomas TallisO Nata Lux
Charles WoodHail Gladdening Light
Ola GjeiloNorthern Lights
Benjamin BrittenThe Evening Primrose, Op.47 no.4
Camille Saint-Saƫns2 Choruses, Op.141
Robert SchumannUngewisses Licht, Op.141 no.2
Judith BinghamThe Darkness is no Darkness
John TavenerSong for Athene


Jessica Norton – Conductor

London Concord Singers

Programme Note

Bookended by two great works inspired by the past, London Concord Singers concert From Darkness to Light explores the transition through a diverse selection of music from Tallis to Schumann and Saint-Saens to Charles Wood and Britten. The concert starts with Brahms' great motet Warum ist das licht gegeben inspired by the motets of Bach, and ends with Bax's Mater Ora Filium for which Bax took his inspiration from the masses of William Byrd.

The concert also includes contemporary music by John Tavener, Judith Bingham, Ola Gjeilo, and Cecilia McDowell, plus Robert Hugill's arrangement of a carol by Julian Merson.

From Darkness to Light - London Concord Singers

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