Experience Gavin Bryars' seminal minimalist orchestral work performed in the atmospheric surroundings of the Cathedral.
The Flower of Friendship
The Sinking of the Titanic
Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet
First released in 1975, the piece features a looped recording of a homeless man singing a religious song, which Bryars discovered on the streets of London. The recording is accompanied by a live orchestra playing a simple melody, which gradually builds in intensity and complexity to a moving crescendo. Haunting, powerful and deeply moving, Jesus’ Blood has been performed across the world and is widely regarded as a landmark work of Twentieth Century
A celebration of Gavin Bryars’ 80th birthday, presented in association with Canterbury Cathedral.