Moonlit Soundscapes

Saturday 22 June – Sunday 23 June
St Peter & St John Church
Free & Unticketed


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Our popular programme of classical and acoustic music in the church is back for a second year offering a change of pace as part of our Sundown Events.


As the light fades on the beach, head up to St Peter & St John Church to settle in and soak up the atmosphere along with an eclectic mix of music. Featuring exceptional international and local performers, we bring you various vibrations and sounds to transport you through the night and into the early morning.


Moonlit Soundscapes is one of our five Sundown Events: a series of unticketed events that keep the festival going in town once the beach site closes at Dusk on Saturday Night.

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22:00-23:00 Donald Grant presents the Hirta Rounds


For centuries a small community thrived on the remote island of Hirta off the Atlantic coast of Scotland but the islanders were forced to evacuate in 1930.  Today, only the small shells of their houses exist on the islands landscape.


Join us for this immersive, in the round performance of Hirta Rounds, led by Donald Grant, Head of Chamber Music at Royal Northern College of Music and  students from the conservatoire.  Hirta Rounds is by David Fennessy.

Hirta Rounds


23:00 Soundbox Ensemble


First Light artist-in-residence Steve Pretty brings his collaboration with acclaimed harpist Valeria Kurbatova to our stunning church setting for a meditative late night concert of music influenced by minimalist electronica, neo classical and jazz. Harp, trumpet and twinkling electronics to ease you into the late night.

Soundbox Ensemble


23:30-00:00 Katherine MacRae presents Music of the Night


Scottish soprano, Katherine MacRae takes us on a musical journey inspired by the hours at night.

Music of the Night


00:05-00:30 Maple Ward


Norwich-based singer-songwriter and New Dawn alumni, Maple Ward’s songs are known for their raw honesty and vulnerability.

Maple Ward



00:30-01:00  Annie Dressner


Annie writes about love, loss, grief, friendship and heartbreak in her very own uplifting way.

Annie Dressner


01:45-02:30 #ClassicalChill


British violinist Noel Vine brings his recital series #ClassicalChill for the final performance of the evening.






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