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