City of London Sinfonia presents Modern Mystics: The Protecting Veil
Part of Southbank Centre’s year-long festival, Belief and Beyond Belief, The Protecting Veil blurs the lines between humanity and divinity – a glimpse into otherworldliness through the rituals and seasons celebrated around Mary, the Mother of God.
Move even closer to the powerful music in this performance with City of London Sinfonia and Matthew Barley, as they invite audiences to explore the music’s meaning through Living Programme Notes.
In this performance directed from the cello by Matthew Barley, the venue is transformed through lighting and intimate seating, so as to immerse the audience in Taverner’s ecstatic vision.
PerformersCity of London Sinfonia
Alexandra Wood director
Matthew Barley cello, presenter
Repertoire-: An analysis of Tavener: The Protecting Veil
Sir John Tavener: The Protecting Veil for cello & strings
Dates & times
Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA