Friday 2nd February 2018, 7.30 pm
The centrepiece of The Sixteen’s 2018 choir & orchestra tour is Vivaldi’s Gloria – one of sacred music’s most uplifting choral works and a joyful hymn of praise with moments ranging from festive brilliance to profound sadness. Composed in Venice, probably in 1715, for the choir of the Ospedale della Pietà, its wonderfully sunny nature and distinctive melodies and rhythms gives it an immediate and universal appeal. Bach was a fierce admirer of Vivaldi’s work, and his extraordinarily inventive Mass in G major complements the Gloria perfectly.
Saturday 3rd February 2018, 7.30pm
Free tickets available from www.ridinglights.org
A respected scientist and a Christian, Job’s work is wrestling with both the unpredictable and predictable structure of the universe. Is God really in control?
This pioneering new theatre piece premiered at York’s Festival of Ideas in 2017, and we are delighted to host Riding Lights as they tour the play. The play is followed by a lively panel discussion with leading scientists. Don’t miss this one!
Friday 9th February 2018, 6pm
Featuring songs that range from baroque to jazz to light music, there really is something for everyone. From Fats Waller’s enduring and instantly recognisable Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Duke Ellington’sclassic and much covered In a Sentimental Mood, to the light breezy sounds of Grainger’s Londonderry Air. Including inventive and accessible arrangements, this is a fun and exciting show that truly demonstrates how brass instruments can breathe new life into music.
Full details of the programme can be found here>>
Tickets £11/£9/£7 from Derby LIVE Box Office, Assembly Rooms, 01332 255800.
Saturday 24th February 2018, 8pm (doors 7pm)
With his raucous balladeering, indie rock’n’roll and a Motown spirit, we’re delighted to welcome Matt McGuinness and his band, The MLC, to Derby Cathedral for an intimate homecoming performance in the Cathedral Retro Choir. Tickets £8, available from Derby LIVE Box Office 01332 255800.