DAYLIGHT MUSIC AT THE UNION CHAPEL:
A lazy Saturday afternoon with music, tea and cake
The summer season runs every Saturday, until July 9, at the Union Chapel from midday.
Entrance is free (£5 donation suggested)
Ease yourself into the weekend with a cup of tea, a bacon buttie and some magical live music. The highly acclaimed Daylight Music is back for a brand new season, bringing you four astonishing artists every week.
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With just three more Saturdays left of the season, come celebrate the best of what summer music has to offer at Daylight Music.
Remaining summer season line-up:
25 – SUMMER THEME
Including the Victoria Park Singers, Settembre + Kemper Norton, with Paul Reynolds
2 – Douglas Dare, Left With Pictures + Stranger Stranger, with Joel Clayton
9 – BUBBLY, BLUE & GREEN (SEA THEME)
Cecil Sharp House Choir, Lisa Knapp, The Hermes Experiment & David Julyan and John Potter
June 25 – SUMMER THEME – Victoria Park Singers, Settembre + Kemper Norton, with Paul Reynolds
Obviously Daylight Music should hail the solstice; it’s the most Daylight possible! The Victoria Park Singers are a community choir with 100 members, singing a special selection of summer melodies, with Kemper Norton performing their solstice inspired songs.
Settembre take the essence of Italy’s songwriting tradition, and reshape it with elements from the great Brazilian, Spanish and Portuguese schools, creating a delightful combination of delicate singing and classical guitar. Also this week, Paul Reynolds (of Vespers) will be at the piano, weaving his chilled improvisations and atmospheric melodies through Daylight’s Summer celebration.
July 2 – Douglas Dare, Left With Pictures + Stranger Stranger, with Joel Clayton
Mary Anne Hobbs called him “one to watch”, and now you can see Douglas Dare for yourself at Daylight. His rich and haunting vocals combine with lyrics crafted from his own poems and short prose to create an unforgettable sound.
Left With Pictures are an orchestral pop ensemble from London. Over 10 years the band has won critical praise, expanded their live sound, and steadily refined their craft of inventive pop music, where the acoustic and the electronic are intricately combined. Afterlife, the band’s third album was produced by Richard Formby (Wild Beasts, Ghostpoet, Darkstar, Hood), and released in April 2016.
There’ll also be Eastern sounds with a grungy twang, with sitar, from Sunday Driver’s Joel Clayton.
July 9 – BUBBLY, BLUE & GREEN (Sea Theme) – Cecil Sharp House Choir, Lisa Knapp, The Hermes Experiment &David Julyan & John Potter
The Hermes Experiment credit (right): Thurstan Redding
Known for its unique, spirited and moving a cappella renditions of traditional songs from the British Isles (and occasionally beyond), Cecil Sharp House Choir is one to catch. The choir performs regularly at Cecil Sharp House and at a host of other venues and events including the Southbank Centre, the Roundhouse, the House of Commons and the Oslo Musikkfest. You may have heard vocalist and fiddler Lisa Knapp Music on BBC Radio 4’s acclaimed “Shipping Songs”, musing on the extraordinary sounds from far-off places on the Shipping Forecast. She performs a rare solo set.
The Hermes Experiment is a contemporary quartet made up of harp, clarinet, voice and double bass, hailed as “meticulously nuanced, witty and chic” by The Times, while The Evening Standard acclaims their “whole new expressive world”.
Film score composter (and regular Christopher Nolan collaborator) David Julyan along with John Potter will join us to create a live sea soundscape as the 4th act.
Everyone’s welcome at Daylight Music, from babies through to grandparents; it’s also wheelchair and buggy friendly. If you feel like expressing yourself, there’s even a drawing area for everyone – regardless of age – to enjoy.
The setting is also glorious; the Union Chapel’s frequently voted one of London’s best music venues with its outstanding Gothic architecture and superb acoustics. Cosy into a pew with a cup of tea, a slice of quiche and homemade cake; the café’s run by the Margins Project so you’ll be supporting London’s homeless people while you enjoy your lunch.
Daylight Music mixes amazing music with a magical, friendly atmosphere and handmade treats in one of London’s finest venues. It all adds up to the perfect way to spend a Saturday lunchtime.
Daylight Music takes place at the Union Chapel, Islington, from Midday, on Saturdays from 12pm – 2pm.