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Manchester Collective: Goldberg Variations

  • Cobalt 10- 16 Boyd Street Newcastle upon Tyne, England, NE2 1AP United Kingdom (map)
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One of Bach’s most extraordinary creations, the Goldberg Variations are about a journey. One idea, a single germ of an aria, blossoming into thirty arrestingly original variations, performed back to back, for a marathon 90 minutes. It’s music that is startlingly intimate, performed at the grandest scale. It’s one unforgettable, total, human experience.

Originally written for harpsichord, Manchester Collective perform this set of music in a version for string trio, in a evening of music that showcases their trademark disruptive approach to live performance.

Audiences will experience these Goldberg Variations in a unique, bespoke, created space. Let go, lie back, and lose yourself in a world of music.

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"Intimate, immersive musical experiences without parallel"
- Bachtrack

"One of the most important ensembles currently bringing classical music to UK audiences"
- Northern Soul

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ABOUT

BACH Goldberg Variations

a Manchester Collective production

Manchester Collective Ensemble

Advance Tickets £6
On the Door £9

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MANCHESTER COLLECTIVE

Manchester Collective is redefining how a new generation of audiences engage with the arts in the UK. Recently described by the Yorkshire Post as a "powerful, moving, & extraordinary" addition to the UK music scene, Manchester Collective produces world-class, innovative, and outward facing musical experiences for new audiences across Britain. Their thrilling live performances, allied with daring programming and a brazen approach to convention, have seen the Collective reach more than 200,000 people across their first two seasons.

In December 2017, Manchester Collective was appointed Ensemble in Residence at The Stoller Hall, a new flagship concert hall for Manchester. In 2018, Manchester Collective has been featured by publications including The Strad Magazine (twice), Bachtrack (“intimate, immersive experiences without parallel”), and Seen and Heard International (“an astonishing evening”). Classic FM and the BBC have also featured the work of the Collective on an ongoing basis, and in March 2018, MC presented a groundbreaking two hour classical broadcast on NTS Radio.

Recent performing highlights include concert debuts at Kings Place in London, a PRSF supported tour of the Collective’s latest major commission, 100 DEMONS, (featuring electronic musician Vessel, cellist and Radiohead collaborator Oliver Coates, and music by Daniel Elms), and a packed performance of Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time” in The Stoller Hall, broadcast live on Facebook to over 10,000 viewers.