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Ely Arts Festival - Songs of the Sea

21 June 2024, 19:30


Ely Arts Festival is delighted to return to Ely Cathedral for a shimmering water-themed concert.

Featuring a choir of 350 local school children, a live orchestra, adult community choirs and professional soloists performing a varied and eclectic mix of music inspired by rivers, seas and bodies of water.

The concert will include a toe-tapping medley of sea shanties (including The Wellerman), Disney songs, music by Coldplay and more! There will also be a boisterous medley from The Pirates of the Caribbean. A performance of Strauss’ The Blue Danube and Malcolm Arnold’s The Padstow Lifeboat will add a classical flavour to proceedings. Jon Brigg, Ely Arts Festival’s composer in residence, will have a new piece premiered in the performance called Seafaring Folk.

The concert will begin with a colourful parade down the nave with school children wearing water themed head-dresses, created in free art workshops provided by the festival.

Tickets: Adults £12.50, Children under 18 Free.

The Ely Arts Festival runs from 15 - 29 June with a fun, creative and diverse programme of cultural events and activities.