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Music of a Thousand Breaths: The Pickering Frescoes

 21 July 2018 at 7.30 pm 

Music of a Thousand Breaths: The Pickering Frescoes

Church of St Peter and St Paul
Hall Garth Pickering North Yorkshire YO18 7BE
United Kingdom

The 1450 Ensemble: voices and brass.

The extensive medieval wall paintings at Pickering Church depict some of the most vivid and dramatic moments from sacred history and myth: St George spearing a dragon, St Christopher carrying the Christ child, and the martyrdom of St Catherine, St Edmund and St Thomas are all presented here, along with the crucifixion and resurrection.

York-based composer David Lancaster has collaborated with poet and novelist Abi Curtis to create a performance which breathes life into the painted figures and allows them to tell their stories in song, instrumental music and dance.

This unique performance will be given by Ensemble 1450 - a brilliant group of young professional performers - in the Church at Pickering, surrounded by the paintings themselves, and will include sacred music of the renaissance and an electronic soundscape by David Power.

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