Arun Ghosh

The Canticle of the Sun

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Written in the Umbrian dialect by St Francis of Assisi in 1224, The Canticle of the Sun (translated as Praise of the Creatures) is a prayer celebrating the unity of nature, from the sun to the creatures that live beneath it. Written out of St Francis’ all-encompassing love of the natural world.

In this World Premiere inspired by a beautiful book picked up in a second-hand book shop, Arun Ghosh takes this ancient text and reimagines it through spiritual music from across the world. Deploying the range and subtleties of an eight piece band, The Canticle of the Sun harnesses the intensely evocative sounds of qawwali, meditative mantras, Ethiopian Mezmur, Gregorian chants and spiritual jazz to create a transcendental sound world.

Important information

Duration: 75 Minutes, no interval


Concessions: 10% off tickets priced £10 or over for D/deaf or disabled, Full-time students, Go 4Less cardholders, Jobseekers and Over 60s

Essential Companions: Any audience member requiring an essential carer/companion can get one free ticket. Relevant discounts or concessions still apply to the paid ticket.

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Under 18: £7.50

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21 May

08:00 pm

£7.50 - £22.00

Image Credit: Arun Ghosh © Emile Holba

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