What is TILT? It is a celebration of light and music on the Summer Solstice. TILT honors our planet, as it leans towards the sun on the longest day of the year, and it also describes what we think you will experience with this concert – a different angle on music – especially music heard in sacred spaces.
TILT launched in 2020, and because we could not gather in person, we partnered with cathedrals across the country to present an online offering of beautiful music in beautiful spaces. We are excited to open the cathedral doors for an in-person experience this year, and we so enjoyed our partnerships over the last two years, that we have continued that tradition this year.
Meet our easternmost partner, St Paul’s Cathedral in Dunedin, New Zealand, where the sun rises on the solstice 19 hours earlier than we see it here.
St Paul’s Cathedral is the Cathedral for the Anglican Diocese of Dunedin, which stretches across the whole of Otago and Southland, all the way from Taiaroa Head to Doubtful Sound and from Wanaka to Rakiura. They are part of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia – or in Maori: Te Hahi Mihinare ki Aotearoa ki Niu Tireni, ki Nga Moutere o Te Moana Nui a Kiwa.
For TILT, they are sharing music from their Midwinter Carnival (our summer is their winter) sung by their Cathedral Choir under the leadership of Director of Music Michael Grant.