Union Chapel Church presents:

Dark Sacred Nights

Gospel, Jazz, Dance and Poetry with the BBC Gospel Choir of the Year!!!!

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    Fri 19 April 2019

  • Doors open: 18:00

  • Free or with donation - please book online

  • Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, Islington, London, N1 2UN.

Entry Requirements: Under 16s accompanied by an adult

Dark Sacred Nights

Dark Sacred Nights, named after the lyric in Louis Armstrong’s What a Wonderful World, will be a night of music, poetry, and dance that examines and questions the future of our planet. But it will also be a life-affirming expression of hope in the face of many challenges.

An exciting diverse range of artists will each explore conservation issues and themes of creation in their performances.

The Shalom Chorale, led by Oluwafemi Ayodeji, is a group of sensational singers with a passion for music and faith in God. In times like these, when news of violence, disunity and rumours of war seem to dominate the world, they feel there is a need for peace, hence their name ‘Shalom Chorale’. They are the 2018 BBC Gospel Choir of the Year, and just recently, they were conferred with ‘The Bazil Meade Award’ for Choral Excellence.

Akeim Toussaint Buck is a multifaceted performing artist based in the UK who specialises in dance theatre, beatbox, spoken word and song.

Ben Comeau & The Ben Comeau Ensemble was formed last year by Ben to bring his multifaceted musical visions to life, and they have since performed in diverse venues across London. Most members are grounded in jazz, but Ben also draws on his extensive classical background in his compositions and arrangements.

Anna-Liisa Donatella is a passionate singer and choir director who hosts workshops through her Vocal Agency and Academy, SoulMuse, on vocal empowerment and continues her research in philosophy of voice.

Claudina Edwards performs within a number of genres and has toured and performed widely with the London International Gospel Choir. She is also a resident singer at Union Chapel Church.

Masashi Fujimoto is well known to C4 and Fox USA viewers as the host of the entertainment programme ‘Banzai’. He is a regular contributor to Union Chapel church, singing, composing, arranging and performing new and familiar music in many different genres.

Luke Simpkins is a singer songwriter from Devon, who signed his first record deal as a teenager with Atlantic Records with his band The Days. Currently he is working on a solo project and starting a new music company called Music Chain.

Radhika Aggarwal star of award winning one woman show, ‘An Arrangement of Shoes’.

Musical Director: Ben Comeau

Producer: Masashi Fujimoto

Admission is FREE.  You are invited to make a donation toward the cost of the production.


Some of the artists in rehearsal.

Estimated Times

All times are subject to change on the night

18:00 – Doors, Bar and Margins Cafe serving hot homemade food open

19:00 – Event Begins

22:30 – Curfew

Union Chapel Bar open after the show.

Ticket info

Tickets to this event are free but if you’d like to support Union Chapel Church with the costs of this event you can make a donation when you book a ticket.

Union Chapel Church is a registered charity: 1172808