Festival 2022

Arun Ghosh: The Canticle of the Sun

A spiritual jazz setting of St. Francis of Assisi's text, ft. Arun Ghosh

1st July 9pm (2022)

St John on Bethnal Green

Produced by Sound UK. Co-commissioned by Norfolk & Norwich Festival.

PRICE: £20

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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.

Produced by Sound UK and co-commissioned by Norfolk & Norwich Festival, with the support of the Marchus Trust.

Seaming To   Voice

Irini Arabatzi   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


RUNNING TIME:  70 minutes with no interval

Photo: Emile Holba

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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)
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