Music

ST JOHN’S SUMMER GALA WITH THE GRAND UNION ORCHESTRA , Saturday 20 July, 4.30 – 7.30pm

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ST JOHN’S SUMMER GALA WITH THE GRAND UNION ORCHESTRA , Saturday 20 July, 4.30 – 7.30pm

Following the series of explorations into the musical diversity found in this area we are combining with the Grand Union Orchestra for our Summer Special: music, workshops, food and drink in and outside St John on Bethnal Green. Come along and join in! Here’s what the Grand Union Orchestra did here earlier this year: The Grand Union Orchestra is the acknowledged pioneer and leading exponent of cross-cultural music-making in the UK. Once memorably described as ‘making cultural diversity an art-form’ – and more recently commended for its ‘practical idealism’!...

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TALISK – 30 April, 8pm

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TALISK – 30 April, 8pm

S In their five years, Scottish firebrands Talisk have stacked up several major awards for their explosively energetic yet artfully woven sound, including 2017’s Folk Band of the Year at the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, and a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award. “setting scary standards” – Simon Mayo, BBC Radio 2 Mohsen Amini – the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards’ Musician of the Year 2018, Hayley Keenan and Graeme Armstrong seamlessly meld concertina, fiddle and guitar to produce a multi-layered, enthralling signature that has effortlessly captivated audiences...

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WILLIAM TYLER – 25 April, 7.30pm

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WILLIAM TYLER – 25 April, 7.30pm

“William Tyler’s new record, Goes West, is the best music that he’s ever made. I’m sure of this because I know and love all of his music intimately, and this album moves me the most, and the most consistently. The first time I heard it was in the late spring in the Texas Hill Country, rolling between limestone and scrub. I was on a cleanse then—no alcohol, no drugs, no evil thoughts—and was astonished at the emotional clarity that the album held. It offered up a model for what I wanted my head to feel like. Goes West marks a sort of narrowing of focus for William’s music;...

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LUMEN CHAMBER CHOIR – Saturday 6 April, 7.30pm

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LUMEN CHAMBER CHOIR – Saturday 6 April, 7.30pm

Join us for our Easter Concert, featuring the music from our upcoming concert tour of Rome and St Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican. Music to include René Clausen’s “Set Me As a Seal”, Blake Henson’s “My Flight For Heaven”, and Dan Forrest’s “Entreat Me Not To Leave You”. Entry is free and there will be a cash-only bar. Lumen on Facebook

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GRAND UNION ORCHESTRA – SOUNDING BETHNAL GREEN, 1 & 15 Feb, 1 & 15 March, 5 April – 6.45-9pm

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GRAND UNION ORCHESTRA – SOUNDING BETHNAL GREEN, 1 & 15 Feb, 1 & 15 March, 5 April – 6.45-9pm

The Grand Union Orchestra is the acknowledged pioneer and leading exponent of cross-cultural music-making in the UK. Once memorably described as ‘making cultural diversity an art-form’ – and more recently commended for its ‘practical idealism’! – it continues to blaze a trail unrivalled by any other organisation. Sounding Bethnal Green is a development of Trading Roots, re-imagined for a series of events on the first and third Friday of each month at St John’s, to bring to the attention of local residents the extraordinary variety of people and...

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WILLIAM BASINSKI & LAWRENCE ENGLISH: Friday 29 March, 7pm & 10pm

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WILLIAM BASINSKI & LAWRENCE ENGLISH: Friday 29 March, 7pm & 10pm

William Basinski is a United States avant-garde composer of ambient music via tape music and process music. Basinski is also a clarinetist, saxophonist, sound artist, and video artist. He is best known for his four volume album, The Disintegration Loops, constructed from rapidly decaying twenty year old tapes of his earlier music. Lawrence English is writer, musician and media artist based in Brisbane, Australia. Working across a broad range of art forms, English’s work is eclectic and characterises a long-term exploration of various themes – including audio/visual environments...

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