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Solstice of Light

St Mary’s Platt, Sunday 25th June 2017

With William Searle (tenor) and Ian Shaw (organ).

The centrepiece of our summer concert is the Solstice of Light, Peter Maxwell Davies’ Cantata for tenor, choir and organ. Its fourteen movements form a poetic history of Orkney with beautiful melodic moments and some wonderful harmony. This highly evocative piece will be performed as the long light of June lasts into the evening so we hope it will be a very special occasion.

We will also be presenting a wonderful setting of Shakespeare’s song from Cymbeline, Fear No More, by Jonas Magnussen, being performed for the first time in the UK, as well as two pieces by New Zealand composer Paul Newton-Jackson.

We will be joined by special guests tenor William Searle and organist Ian Shaw for the Solstice of Light. William will also perform solo songs and Ian will play an organ solo during the first part of the concert.

Strawberries and drinks at 6.30pm will be followed by the concert at 7.00pm.

Tickets cost £12 including refreshments; they are available at the Sevenoaks Bookshop, 147 High Street and online at and 0800 411 8881.

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    Sunday June 25th 2017 – St. Mary’s Platt – including the Cantata for tenor, chorus and organ by Peter Maxwell Davies, Solstice of Light.

    Saturday October 14th 2017 –  Monteverdi’s Vespers at Pamoja Hall, Sevenoaks School.

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