Winchester Cathedral Concerts Announced

Rye international jazz and blues festival is delighted to announce two exceptional and truly unique concerts at the iconic and historic setting of Winchester Cathedral in Hampshire this late October. Fifteen centuries of English history lie behind the massive Cathedral you see today. It stands at the heart of historic Winchester, once the seat of Anglo-Saxon and Norman royal power, on the site of an early Christian church. It’s been a place of worship ever since. The magnificence of the Cathedral make this a perfect venue to hold these two unmissable concerts.

An Evening With Russell Watson - Friday 25 October

Watson, known as the “People’s Tenor” is credited with being the “UK’s Best Selling Classical Artist” and has sold over seven million albums, and has been described by the New York Times as a performer “who sings like Pavarotti and entertains the audience like Sinatra”.
Russell will be performing repertoire of his most favourite music and songs from his most recent solo album ‘True Stories’. Russell held the number one spot in the USA for his debut album ‘The Voice’, making him the first British male singer to hold the accolade of a simultaneous transatlantic number one. His second studio album ‘Encore’ soon followed, it became an even greater success selling almost two million copies worldwide. During this Russell was rewarded with various awards including four Classical Brits.

We are delighted to welcome the award - winning Mezzo Soprano Danielle Thomas as a special guest at this unique concert at the Cathedral. Danielle performs throughout the UK and internationally and is known as ‘The Voice of Liverpool’ and also the Cities, ‘Singer in Residence’.

To book tickets please contact Winchester Cathedral direct on their website or call 01962 857275

Russell Watson Danielle Louise Thomas

The Best-Selling Violinist Of Our Time - Kennedy Meets Gershwin Meets Bach - Saturday 26 October

You can expect such timeless standards as Summertime, Rhapsody In (Claret &) Blue, They Can’t Take That Away From Me and Porgy and Bess have been re-imagined with Kennedy’s inimitable style and verve.

The result is Kennedy Meets Gershwin, an assured and joyful re-imagination of Gershwin’s timeless compositions, given new life by the charming and soaring interpretations of classical music’s most unique and prodigious talent. A love of jazz has featured prominently in Nigel Kennedy’s career. Classical music’s most successful performer of all-time grew up listening to his stepfather’s jazz records, picking out Fats Waller tunes on the piano and now Kennedy is making a rip-roaring foray into the songbook of iconoclastic American composer Gershwin with a mesmerising musical collection.

To book tickets please contact Winchester Cathedral direct on their website or call 01962 857275

Nigel Kennedy

Posted on 29/07/2019 by Ian Bowden

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