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Sun, May 19




An evening of evocative, cinematic music for voices, string quartet, percussion and piano, inspired by celebrated Scandinavian and American choral composers.


Time & Location

May 19, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

York, National Centre For Early Music, St Margarets Church, Walmgate, York YO1 9TL, UK

About the event


Prima Vocal Ensemble an established and popular York choir, renowned for their discerning, versatile and ambitious approach to choral programming present an evening of cinematic and emotionally charged music at the National Centre for Early Music.

Compositions by Scandinavian and American living composers including Arvo Pärt, Frode Fjellheim, Elaine Hagenberg, Ivo Antognini, Dan Forrest amongs others, provide a sweeping and meditative musical journey with the rich choral sound of Prima  accompanied by a line up of extraordinary musicians. The programme will offer a unique blend of traditional folk elements and contemporary arrangements, with a special focus on the evocative works of Ola Gjeilo, the acclaimed Scandinavian composer currently residing in America.

The highlight of the evening will be the ethereal beauty of Gjeilo's masterpieces, including the hauntingly poignant "Dark Night of the Soul" and the radiant "Luminous Night of the Soul" previously performed by Prima to a sell out audience at the iconic York Minster Chapter House.


Ewa Salecka - conductor, piano, percussion

Greg Birch - piano 

Chloe Fletcher - violin

Beatriz Carbonell - violin

Katie Jarvis - viola

Rachel Gray - cello 

Prima Vocal Ensemble and soloists


Parking & accessibility

Doors open at 7pm

Card / Cash Bar 7pm - 7.30pm and during interval

Interval: 20 min


  • Standard / Adult

    £22.30 (incl. £2.70 booking fee)

  • F/T Student; Child under 15

    £7.30 (including £2.70 booking fee)




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