Friday, 26 February 2016
St Cuthbert's Suite premiere - March 18th & 19th
Pianist Paul Edis has written a new suite of music inspired by St Cuthbert, a saint of the Northumbrian church and widely considered to be the Patron Saint of the North.
The music was commissioned by Ushaw College and has elements of jazz, classical and folk and will be performed by ensemble that features Graham Hardy (trumpet), Graeme Wilson (woodwinds), Rob Walker (drums/percussion), Paul Susans (double bass), Emma Fisk (violin), Alice Burns (Northumbrian pipes) with piano and MD duties from Paul himself.
The suite will be performed twice in March - at Ushaw College on March 18th and then at Durham Cathedral on March 19th. (The cathedral being where St Cuthbert's body was laid to rest after 7 years fleeing the Vikings.)
For more information on Paul's music, visit his website.