“Free Spirit ”
Duke Ellington: Sacred Concert
Saturday 30th June 2018, 7.30pm
Red Maids' School, Bristol
Ticket Prices: £10 - £20
Students and under 25s (subject to availability): £5
Christopher Finch - conductor
Nina Bennet - soprano
Swing Machine Jazz Orchestra ‚Äď Ed Leaker - Leader
composed some of America‚Äôs greatest jazz music. But Ellington
himself considered his Sacred Concert to be ‚Äúthe most
important thing I‚Äôve ever done‚ÄĚ. This pivotal work signified a
new musical movement - one that combined jazz and spirituality,
exhibiting Ellington‚Äôs showmanship and his deep religious faith.
Commissioned by San Francisco‚Äôs Grace Cathedral in the 60‚Äôs, it symbolizes freedom and peace - freedom from war and freedom of the human spirit.
Our special guests are the Swing Machine Jazz Orchestra under the leadership of saxophonist, Ed Leaker.
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