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Thursday 22 December 2022   |   8:00pm
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Opera North Presents: Lighting the Dark - A Christmas Concert

Martin Green - Lighting the Dark

Part of Christmas at Sage Gateshead

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Tickets – £15.00 to £20.00

Lighting the Dark

Martin Green has gathered a host of remarkable friends to join him on a journey around the darker corners of Christmas and into the light.

His accordion and electronics, familiar to fans of award-winning folk adventurers Lau, sit with the fiddle of Ultan O’Brien (Slow Moving Clouds) on the rich, warm bed of an all-star brass trio: composer and improviser Laura Jurd (trumpet); Danielle Price, whose tuba can be heard on her myriad collaborations, including with Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat; and the brilliant young Glaswegian trombonist Anoushka Nanguy.

Together they draw the older music and stories of Christmas, and even a carol or two, into a new light.


Opera North Projects

Opera North Projects takes apart the elements of opera: words, music, visual arts and performance, and puts them back together in new ways. Opera North Projects produces small-scale touring shows and site-specific installations, together with a programme of artist residencies called Resonance, supported by the PRS Foundation.

Home is the beautifully restored Howard Assembly Room in Leeds, a flexible performance space whose public programme is curated by the Projects Department. The work of Opera North Projects brings artforms, technology and artists together in unexpected ways, collaborating with partners including the Royal Opera House, Hull 2017 UK City of Culture, Latitude Festival, The Great Exhibition of the North, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the Barbican.

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Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Thursday 22 December 2022

From: £15.00 - £20.00

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