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Northern Lights

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Saturday 17th November 2018, 7.30pm

St James Church, New Bradwell, MK13 0DA

Ola Gjeilo: Sunrise Mass
Ola Gjeilo: Northern Lights
Peteris Vasks: Pater noster
GriegHolberg Suite, Op. 40

Conductor: Mark Jordan

Chorale String Orchestra

Milton Keynes Chorale invites 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, 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 Peteris Vasks.

The concert is completed with Grieg's Holberg Suite; a piece of strength, gentility, playfulness, and meditation.

Tickets: Adults £15, Restricted View £10, Young people aged 18 and under £5, may be obtained from
members of Chorale, from Clare at our box office on 01525 210030 or
Book now online*:
*A booking fee of 3.8% applies)

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