Duke Ellington at Redland Hall, Redmaids High School on 30th June 2018Posted on: 26 Jun 2018
Bristol Bach Choir and Jazz on a Summer's Evening - what more could you ask for? Treat yourself this weekend with a full concert dedicated to the legendary Duke Ellington, composer of some of the most well-loved Jazz music ever to come out of the United States. Tickets for the event at 7.30pm on Saturday 30th June are on sale now and can be found via the link below.
Focussed on Sacred Concert, work that Duke Ellington himself famously considered to be "the most important thing I've ever done", Bristol jazz fans won't want to miss the chance to see the celebrated piece performed by the accomplished musicians of the Bristol Bach Choir. The pivotal work signified the beginning of a new chapter of jazz music, one that combined the genre with spirituality, exhibiting Ellington's deep religious faith while simultaneously allowing him to express his unrivalled knack for showmanship.
Commissioned by the Grace Cathedral of San Francisco in the 1960's, Sacred Concert is said to symbolise freedom and peace - freedom from war and the freedom of the human spirit. Guest performers on the night will be the Swing Machine Jazz Orchestra, led by saxophonist Ed Leaker and conducted by Christopher Finch.
Tickets for Duke Ellington: Sacred Concert start at just £5 for students and under 25s, with general sale tickets ranging from £10 to £20. The concert will take place at Redland Hall, located on the grounds of Redmaids' High School, Westbury Rd, Bristol BS9 3AW.
Tickets for Duke Ellington: Sacred Concert as performed by Bristol Bach Choir and the Swing Machine Jazz Orchestra are on sale now and can be found here. For more information on the show, or to find out what else Bristol Bach Choir has scheduled in the coming months, visit their website.
Having moved to Bristol from Cornwall in 2015, Matt recently completed a degree in Journalism at UWE. He is keen on a wide variety of musical genres, as well as taking an interest in art and illustration, producing his own work in his spare time. Matt makes the most of Bristol's diverse nightlife and attends live music and club nights regularly. Get in touch via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.