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FCM supports City of London Sinfonia Cathedrals Tour

In October 2019, City of London Sinfonia begins a tour of UK cathedrals, traversing the country from Truro to Liverpool in a programme entitled ‘The Fruit of Silence’.

City of London Sinfonia Cathedrals Tour 2019

The Fruit of Silence invites audiences to experience incredible music and stunning architecture in intimate and immersive concerts with City of London Sinfonia at nine cathedrals around the UK.  At each cathedral, the orchestra will be joined by the cathedral choir.

As some of the UK’s best musicians and choristers perform in different spaces around the cathedrals, audiences are also invited to explore and create their own musical journeys, stopping and taking in incredible sights and sounds of our beautiful cathedrals.

The music is meditative, calm and enveloping—from orchestral music by present-day composers who explore the mystic through their music, such as Arvo Pärt and Dobrinka Tabakova, to ancient melodies for choirs that have resounded in our cathedrals across centuries.

Members of FCM qualify for a 20% discount on the price of tickets.  Numbers of discounted tickets are limited, so early booking is advisable.

Tickets are available via City of London Sinfonia’s website: www.cls.co.uk or by telephone +44 (0)20 7621 2800 (Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm)

The tour will visit the following cathedrals:

Thursday 3 October 2019 Worcester Cathedral
Friday 4 October 2019 Exeter Cathedral
Saturday 5 October 2019 Bristol Cathedral
Wednesday 9 October 2019 Liverpool Cathedral
Friday 11 October 2019 Sheffield Cathedral
Saturday 12 October 2019 Bradford Cathedral
Thursday 17 October 2019 Truro Cathedral
Friday 18 October 2019 Llandaff Cathedral
Saturday 23 October 2019 Lichfield Cathedral

 

Watch CLS’s video to get an impression of the immersive experience:

 

The Fruit of Silence Cathedrals Tour is presented in partnership with Friends of Cathedral Music and is supported by the John Ellerman Foundation and using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Centuries of Meditations (Dobrinka Tabakova) is championed by Resonate, a PRS Foundation initiative in partnership with Association of British Orchestras, BBC Radio 3 and Boltini Trust.