Festival 2022

Arun Ghosh: The Canticle of the Sun

ft. Arun Ghosh

1st July 2022 9pm

St John on Bethnal Green

Life-affirming music from the award-winning Arun Ghosh

PRICE: £20

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Award-winning clarinettist and composer Arun Ghosh presents a Spiritual Jazz reimagining of St. Francis of Assisi’s mystical prayer, The Canticle of the Sun. Performed by a contemporary eight-piece ensemble, this is life-affirming new music, in praise of nature and the Universe.

Inspired by a beautiful book picked up in a second-hand book shop, Arun Ghosh takes Umbrian dialect from 1224 and reimagines it through spiritual music from across the world, harnessing the intensely evocative sounds of qawwali, meditative mantras, Ethiopian Mezmur, Gregorian chants and spiritual jazz to create a transcendental sound world, which is a powerful and gentle reminder that humanity is but one part of an ecosystem


Irini Arabatzi               voice

Seaming To                  voice

Arun Ghosh                 clarinet, keyboards, guitar

Mieko Shimizu           keyboards, harmonium, vocals

Camilla George          alto saxophone

Ruth Goller                  electric bass

Davide Mantovani      double bass

Sarathy Korwar           drums, percussion


Produced by Sound UK

Co-commissioned by Norfolk & Norwich Festival


Book tickets

9:00 PM

Venue information

St John on Bethnal Green

St John on Bethnal Green
200 Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green
E2 9PA
United Kingdom

Underground & Overground

Bethnal Green Station (1 min)
Cambridge Heath overground 
(3 mins)
Bethnal Green  Overground (7 mins)
Walking times are given in brackets.


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