John Luther Adams songbirdsongs

Take a moment for some peaceful reflection on the world around us with the LPO.

For John Luther Adams, music is a lifelong search for home – an invitation to slow down, pay attention, and remember our place within the larger community of life on earth.

Living for almost 40 years in northern Alaska, Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award-winning composer John Luther Adams discovered a unique musical world grounded in space, stillness, and elemental forces. In this unique work, Adams captures the tranquillity and turbulence of the natural world and draws on birdsong to bring the sense of wonder that we feel outdoors into the concert hall.

‘These small songs are echoes of rare moments and places where the voices of birds have been clear and I have been quiet enough to hear. Now and then this magic finds me wandering in search of my own voice.’ John Luther Adams

Generously supported by TIOC Foundation.


Wed 17 Jan 2024, 6.30pm

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St John's Church, Waterloo

Running time: 40 minutes

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Retiring collection

There will be a retiring collection at the end of the performance, in aid of two charities with which St John’s works to serve the homeless: the winter night shelter Robes, and the community programme at St John’s, Room for You.

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