In their debut performance in Bristol we’re delighted to launch an exciting new relationship with the groundbreaking Manchester Collective, playing a moving and powerful programme of otherworldly music. Known for their brilliant programming and daring collaborations the Collective combine cutting edge contemporary music with classical masterpieces and staged work. They are ‘genuinely one of the most exciting performing groups right now,’ (BBC Radio 3) who make their BBC Proms debut in 2021 with Mahan Esfahani (a programme they’ll be bringing to St George’s in November). For this concert, they take us to the dark and lonely depths of the Pacific Ocean, where the whales are singing. Listen closely…can you hear them?

Molly Joyce’s ecstatic High and Low is solo piano as a celestial, supercharged, percussive force of nature. Alex Groves’ Curved Form (St Endellion), inspired by the colours of the Cornish coast, conjures  up a meditative seascape of layered textures and cascading tides – contrasting sharply with Andrew Hamilton’s frenetic In Beautiful May. But it is back to the sea for the final piece, George Crumb’s enigmatic Vox Balaenae, performed on instruments that are amplified and modified – deeply stirring music from another world.

This performance is approximately 50 minutes long, without an interval.

Pre-Event Hospitality

Enjoy delicious pre-concert drinks and nibbles ahead of the evening’s concert. Choose from a selection of house drinks on arrival accompanied by a board of bread, olives and dips (all vegetarian).

Packages are available to collect from 60 minutes prior to the concert start time.

The package for one or two people can be booked online with your ticket order, please also advise our team of any allergies.

Friday 24 September 2021
7.30pm

Manchester Collective: Voice of the Whale

£22, £16, £10

A 5% booking fee applies online and over the phone. A £2 postage fee is charged where applicable.

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