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Facade Lent Tour – Jesus’ Blood: Hymns and Variations for Holy Week

Mon 3 Apr 19:00 - 20:00

The Facade Ensemble
Benedict Collins Rice, conductor

W.M. Billings
Hymn (Heath)
John Cage Hymns & Variations
Arvo Pärt Stabat Mater
John Cage Five
Gavin Bryars Jesus’ Blood

Facade celebrates Gavin Bryars’ 80th birthday with a rare opportunity to hear his Jesus Blood. Known to move listeners to tears, it weaves live music around a recording of an unknown homeless man singing. Alongside this will be Arvo Pärt’s powerful Stabat Mater and a chance to hear what happens when John Cage gets his hands on a hymn book in Hymns and Variations.

Come along for an hour’s minimalism and meditation, or SIGN UP to join in our workshop and performance of Jesus’ Blood.

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Date and Time

Mon 3 Apr
19:00 - 20:00
£15 plus booking fee


SJE Arts
St John the Evangelist church, 109A Iffley Road
Oxford, OX4 1EH


The Facade Ensemble
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