1 I, Pilgrim

, Start Time: 19:30, End Time: 20:50 St Magnus Cathedral Broad Street, Kirkwall KW15 1NX

Gala Opening Concert 

I, PILGRIM

Alasdair Nicolson Music

Jon Fosse Words

*World Premiere*

A reflection on homelessness and migration, a modern pilgrimage searching for a better place and a better life, this new work receives its world première in St Magnus Cathedral with a stunning array of performers before travelling to Nidaros Cathedral and the St Olav Festival. 

A dramatic oratorio where a man and woman find themselves homeless and must keep travelling to find somewhere safe for their new born child.  The work brings together the words of the Stabat Mater with those of the world-renowned Norwegian writer Jon Fosse in an intense and moving narrative set to music by Alasdair Nicolson.   The Trondheim Soloists’ director Øyvind Gimse directs the BBC Singers and Trondheim Soloists with the celebrated Norwegian soprano Ann-Helen Moen and the eminent British bass Simon Bailey.

Trondheim Soloists
BBC Singers
Øyvind Gimse
Conductor
Ann-Helen Moen Soprano
Simon Bailey Bass

Tickets £30, £25, £15 Concessions £25, £15, £10

Approximately 1 hour 20 minutes

This concert will be recorded for future broadcast by BBC Radio 3

Location Map

St Magnus Cathedral

Broad Street KW15 1NX

Tel: 01856 874894

I, Pilgrim

19:30 - 20:50 , Kirkwall

The Trondheim Soloists

22:00 - 23:10 , Kirkwall

Edinburgh Quartet

14:30 - 16:30 , Stromness

Hear My Music & The Assembly Project

15:30 - 16:30 , Kirkwall

Robin Michael & Savitri Grier

22:00 - 23:10 , Kirkwall

Gildas Quartet

13:00 - 14:00 , Kirkwall

Excursion: Alison McNeill & Sasha Savaloni

14:15 - 17:15 , Dounby

Steven Osborne

19:00 - 21:00 , Kirkwall

Ashley Fripp

13:00 - 14:00 , Kirkwall

Excursion: Mhairi Lawson & Elizabeth Kenny

14:45 - 18:00 ,

Festival on Tour: Alison McNeill & Sasha Savaloni

19:00 - 20:40 , Rousay

Songs, Chants & Laments

22:00 - 23:10 , Kirkwall

Joseph Shiner & Ashley Fripp

10:30 - 12:00 , Stromness

New Music, New Directions

13:00 - 14:00 , Kirkwall

Octets and Quartets in the Round

19:30 - 21:30 , Kirkwall

St Magnus Composers’ Competition Winners Concert

13:00 - 14:00 , Kirkwall

Festival on Tour: Spencer Strachan Duo

21:30 - 22:30 , Sandwick

I, Pilgrim

19:30 - 20:50 , Kirkwall

Arne & Carlos: Knitting Workshop

10:00 - 13:00 , Stromness

The Story of Magnus Erlendsson

19:00 - 20:15 , Kirkwall

The Trondheim Soloists

22:00 - 23:10 , Kirkwall

Arne & Carlos: Knitting Workshop

10:00 - 13:00 , Kirkwall

Orkney Conductors' Course Orchestral Session

10:00 - 13:00 , Kirkwall

Orkney Conductors' Course Orchestral Session

14:00 - 17:00 , Kirkwall

Norwegian Radio Orchestra

19:00 - 21:00 , Kirkwall

Bergen Domkor

19:00 - 21:00 , Kirkwall

Festival on Tour: Bergen Domkor

14:30 - 16:30 , Stronsay

I, Pilgrim

19:30 - 20:50 , Kirkwall

BBC SINGERS

13:00 - 14:00 , Kirkwall

The Story of Magnus Erlendsson

19:00 - 20:15 , Kirkwall

Edinburgh Quartet

14:30 - 16:30 , Stromness

Hear My Music & The Assembly Project

15:30 - 16:30 , Kirkwall

Gildas Quartet

13:00 - 14:00 , Kirkwall

Excursion: Alison McNeill & Sasha Savaloni

14:15 - 17:15 , Dounby

Excursion: Mhairi Lawson & Elizabeth Kenny

14:45 - 18:00 ,

Songs, Chants & Laments

22:00 - 23:10 , Kirkwall

New Music, New Directions

13:00 - 14:00 , Kirkwall

I, Pilgrim

19:30 - 20:50 , Kirkwall

BBC SINGERS

13:00 - 14:00 , Kirkwall

The Story of Magnus Erlendsson

19:00 - 20:15 , Kirkwall

The Norwegian Radio Orchestra & Festival Chorus

19:30 - 21:30 , Kirkwall

Singers' Masterclass: Mhairi Lawson

15:00 - 17:00 , KIRKWALL

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Voices

22:00 - 23:00 , Kirkwall

Excursion: Mhairi Lawson & Elizabeth Kenny

14:45 - 18:00 ,

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland: Song by Song

15:00 - 17:00 , Stromness

Bergen Domkor

19:00 - 21:00 , Kirkwall

Festival on Tour: Bergen Domkor

14:30 - 16:30 , Stronsay

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