£14 / £10 Disabled & Unemployed / £5 Students & Under 35s
MORGAN GOFF viola
NICK BARR viola
NICK COOPER cello
JAMES WOODROW electric guitar
YURI BRYARS piano, bass
GAVIN BRYARS piano, bass
Lauda Dolce I
The North Shore
The Flower of Friendship
Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet
‘Epilogue’ from Wonderlawn
Nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 1993, Gavin Bryars’ Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet is a deeply powerful and haunting improvisation on a 1971 recording of a homeless man singing on the streets of London, which still has resonance and relevance today.
The predicament and frailty of the elderly man seems utterly at odds with his nobility and simple faith, and Bryars composed the piece as his tribute to the man’s incredible spirit and optimism.
Reviews of Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet
“Acutely sensitive, beautifully paced, and surprisingly uplifting” London Jazz News
“A meditative marvel, a soothing, renewing mantra” Huffington Post
***PRIORITY BOOKING OPENS TO FRIENDS OF MUSIC IN THE ROUND AT 10AM ON FRIDAY 17 JANUARY 2020***
General booking opens on Friday 24 January 2020. Find out more about joining the Friends here.
Join Gavin Bryars and James Woodrow in the bar after the performance for a short informal jazz set.
Free to ticket-holders
The Crucible Bar will be open 8pm – midnight on Saturday 9 May.
Presented with promotional partners: Opus & Festival of Debate