Free Spirit

Duke Ellington: Sacred Concert

Free Spirit

Saturday 30th June 2018,  7.30pm
Red Maids' School, Bristol


Ticket Prices: £10 - £20
Students and under 25s (subject to availability): £5


Christopher Finch - conductor

Swing Machine Jazz Orchestra – Ed Leaker - Leader

Duke Ellington composed some of America’s greatest jazz music. But Ellington himself considered his Sacred Concert to be “the most important thing I’ve ever done”. This pivotal work signified a new musical movement - one that combined jazz and spirituality, exhibiting Ellington’s showmanship and his deep religious faith.

Commissioned by San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral in the 60’s, it symbolizes freedom and peace - freedom from war and freedom of the human spirit.

Our special guests are the Swing Machine Jazz Orchestra under the leadership of saxophonist, Ed Leaker.


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