The programme for the 2018 Festival is below (or read a virtual copy, here). Tickets are now available. Online booking is via the link at the foot of each event below. We are experiencing some issues with our online booking system. If booking for more than one Festival Event, you may find it easier to book by phone on 0115 989 5555. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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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

    RETURNS ONLY - waiting list held by the Cathedral Shop