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Music for St John at Midsummer

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Music for St John at Midsummer

Time: July 5, 2017 from 8pm to 9pm
Location: St. Paul's, Harringay
Street: Wightman Road
City/Town: London
Website or Map: http://saint-pauls-harringay.…
Phone: 02083413306
Event Tag: music, church, scandinavia, scandi chic, singing, harp
Posted By: Bethany Burrow Atherton
Latest Activity: Jul 4, 2017

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Event Description

Agnethe Christensen - voice, nordic lyres, bells
Clare Salaman - nickelharpa (Swedish keyed fiddle)
Leah Stuttard - bray harp, bells, voice
Celebrating St John the Baptist and Midsummer at the same time - a very important festival in Scandinavia.

Festivities welcoming the warmth of the sun and long long days, with medieval ballads and sacred songs for St John the Baptist whose nativity coincides with the solstice. With lively dances and gentle lilting tunes, medieval stories, hymns and motets, this concert will be a varied and convivial celebration of the Scandinavian and indeed, pan-European connection of pagan festival with Christian Saint.

With music by Orlando Gibbons, Guillaume Dufay, Gilles de Bins dit Binchois, Orlando de Lasso, Heinrich Isaac and plenty of anonymous!

Free admission, retiring collection, refreshments afterwards.

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