Bilja Krstić and Bistrik Orchestra
Fri 19 February 2021
Doors open: 19:00
£25 adv + cmsn
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, Islington, London, N1 2UN.
Entry Requirements: Under 16s accompanied by an adult
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This show is the rescheduled date for the cancelled performance on 24 March 2020. Tickets purchased for the original date will be accepted. However, if you cannot make the new date we can refund you for the cost of your tickets. Please contact us if you require a refund by email to [email protected] prior to 24 March 2020 – after this date, refunds will not be available.
To present her unique blend of Balkan World music to the UK, Bilja Krstić is coming to the Union Chapel with her band Bistrik. The award-winning Serbian singer will perform material from her latest critically acclaimed album Svod (The Realm) released in the UK by ARC Music.
At the crossroads between East and West, the Balkans has always been a melting pot of nations, traditions and cultures, which is reflected in the richness and diversity of its music. Each of the nations has its own musical identity but they are all influenced by each other.
A mixture of complex odd-time-signature rhythms, yearning melodies and unexpected harmonies and moving a cappella singing are all parts of the magic Bilja Krstić and the Bistrik Orchestra use to transport their audience.
This Union Chapel concert is part of her European tour to celebrate twenty years of Bilja Krstić and the Bistik Orchestra.
This concert has been generously supported by:
Margins Cafe will be serving delicious, hot, homemade food at this event. All profits support The Margins Project, which works with people who face homelessness and crisis and is based here at the Chapel.
You must also have a ticket for this event to eat at Margins Cafe.
The Cafe opens to all ticket holders when the chapel doors open, scheduled to be 19:00 for this show.
We’re also taking limited early dinner reservations at 18:30 for this event. Be quick it can fill up fast!
How to book early dinner reservations:
You can book for dinner when buying your ticket through our site.
If the option doesn’t appear then it means dinner is fully booked.
If you have already purchased your ticket for this show you can check availability and book for all dates here.
If there are no tables available it will say ‘We are sorry but this event has sold out.’
Information for people with a reservation:
You’ll get an email with full details shortly before the event, however, you just need to come to the black gate to the left of the main entrance, marked Early Dinner Reservations at 18:30 and show your reservation and gig ticket.
The menu will be displayed here; it normally goes up a couple of days before the show. There will always be at least two hot meals, one of which will be veggie, to choose from, plus lighter bites such as quiche and salad. Check out the sample menu here.