Coming to Manchester for the very first time, 250 performers from the RNCM, alongside talented young singers from Chetham’s School of Music, promise a monumental musical pageant that fuses classical and popular music in a creative re-imaging of a traditional Catholic Mass on Sun 12 Mar.

Brimming with ‘catchy tunes, captivating harmonic progressions and gripping rhythmic patterns’, Mass promises a raucously theatrical fusion of classical and popular music – alongside the Libretto from the liturgy of the Roman Mass, with additional texts by Stephen Schwarts and Bernstein himself – in an ‘extraordinary spectacle’ which thrillingly blurs the line between commonly juxtaposed genres.

Originally commissioned by Jacqueline Kennedy to inaugurate the Kennedy Center in 1971, the spellbinding display of music, theatrics and drama stars Clark Rundell as Conductor, William Dazeley as baritone vocalist, a band which includes two synths, two electric guitars and a bass guitar, and over 250 student musicians and choristers from Chetham’s and the RNCM.

Tickets are available £18, or just £9 for under 26s and students. Book yours using the button below.

Watch an excerpt from the show below.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Sun 12 Mar, 4pm, The Bridgewater Hall,
Lower Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3WS
, Tel: 0161 907 9000, £18/£9
Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Fri 3 Mar 2023