Sudden Light: music and poetry

7:00 pm, Fri 9 June 2017

St Mary-at-Hill

Marking the release of our debut CD — Sudden Light, choral works by David Bednall — a launch event of music and readings, together with a drinks reception for friends and supporters of the choir who helped make it happen.

Hosted by Chris Bruerton (The King’s Singers) with readings by Benedict Hastings (Wolf Hall) and Niamh Watson (biogs below).

With glass of wine in hand, enjoy the oil painting exhibition by Derek Hare, currently only display in the church.

About Sudden Light

The disc includes the 40-part motet ‘Lux orta est iusto’ which was written in 2015 as a partner to Tallis ‘Spem in Alium’, and performed by Epiphoni at St Martin-in-the-Fields in April.

Other premiere recordings include the ‘Three Songs of Love’ with poetry by Yeats, McCrae and Clare.

Texts by Sassoon and Shakespeare complete a refreshingly original programme.

Previously unrecorded, much of the repertoire has been published (or is due for publication) by OUP and Boosey and Hawkes and is available to buy via their websites.

Find out more



niamh watsonNiamh Watson graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts last summer. Recent credits include: Still I see My Baby (The Arches), Dreamless Sleep (Arts Theatre, West End), Blue Stockings (Bridewell Theatre). Performances during training: Love’s Labour’s Lost, Glory Dazed, August: Osage County. Other theatre includes: Kristin Lavransdatter (North Wall Arts Centre), Anatomy of a Murder (3Space Blackfriars).
Film Includes: In the Blanks, Choke, Hamlet Short.

benedict hastingsBenedict Hastings graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2012. Theatre credits include Thyestes, (Courtyard), Wolf Hall & Bring Up The Bodies (Swan Theatre, Aldwych Theatre & Winter Garden Theatre), Being Human (Belgrade Theatre), 3 Guys Naked from the Waist Down (Finborough), and  The Mermaid of Zennor (Little Angel).

Getting there

Nearest station: Monument, Bank