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Modern Mystics: The Protecting Veil

The final concert of City of London Sinfonia’s Modern Mystics trilogy creates a mystic, musical vision of Mary, Mother of God.

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World-renowned cellist Matthew Barley joins City of London Sinfonia to present an immersive exploration and performance of John Tavener’s musical vision of the Mother of God, The Protecting Veil, as part of Southbank Centre’s Belief and Beyond Belief festival at St John’s Smith Square.

The Protecting Veil blurs the line between humanity and divinity – a glimpse into otherworldliness through the Eastern Orthodox rituals celebrated around Mary, Mother of God. City of London Sinfonia invites you on a journey to the centre of the music through living programme notes, to get close enough to touch as they transform the venue with intimate seating, in their seriously informal concert style.

Modern Mystics: The Protecting Veil will take place on Saturday 2 December, 7.30pm, at St John’s Smith Square.

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