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Tue, 23 Apr


St Martin-in-the-Fields

Ikon of Light

Part of the Choral Discovery Concert Series

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Ikon of Light
Ikon of Light

Time & Location

23 Apr 2024, 19:00 – 20:00

St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Sq, London WC2N 4JJ, UK

About the event

John Tavener’s austerely beautiful ‘Ikon of Light’ is an expression of uncreated light. Inspired by St Simeon’s Hymn to the Holy Spirit, this piece is infused with the music of Orthodox worship. The string music played by the Piatti Quartet represents the soul yearning for god, as the luminous choral writing expresses light and glory.

It is paired with a new commission by Anna Disley-Simpson, also imbued with yearning for light and a connection to ancient neolithic religion, depicting the shining of the setting sun on the winter solstice.


Anna Disley-Simpson – Maeshowe

Tavener – Ikon of Light

Piatti Quartet

St Martin’s Voices

Andrew Earis conductor

Please note this concert will last for approximately 60 minutes without an interval.

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