The programme for the 2018 Festival has now been announced, details below (or read a virtual copy, here). Tickets will be available for booking from May 2018. Booking information will be available on the Tickets page.

  • Gold friends may book from 14 May
  • Silver friends may book from 21 May
  • Bronze friends may book from 29 May

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General booking opens on 4 June 2018.

Event Information:

  • Wed
    22
    Aug
    2018

    Late Night Jazz

    10:00 pmThe State Chamber

    The spiritual is a unique expression of the faith and suffering of the victims of slavery. The intense emotion of spirituals has permeated much other music and is an essential element in Michael Tippett’s oratorio A Child of our Time which is performed on Saturday 25th August. Festival trumpeter Graham South has written new material based on the five spirituals which Tippett used in his oratorio. He will be joined by regular collaborators from the thriving Manchester jazz scene in a group drawn together specifically for this first Festival jazz concert.

    Graham South trumpet
    Richard Jones piano
    Seth Bennett bass
    Johnny Hunter drums

    Tickets £12
    18 years and under £5