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Ian Anderson presents: Christmas with Jethro Tull

Wed December 11 @ 19:30 - 21:30

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Bristol Cathedral

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Ian Anderson presents: Christmas with Jethro Tull

  • Wed December 11 @ 19:30 - 21:30
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  • Bristol Cathedral  - College Green, Bristol

Rock legends Jethro Tull are bringing The Christmas Jethro Tull concert to Bristol Cathedral this Christmas. Expect Christmas-theme Jethro Tull tracks, alongside several pieces of re-worked Classical repertoire and traditional pieces from the musical liturgy of the Church of England.

Ian Anderson, known throughout the world of rock music as the flute and voice behind the legendary Jethro Tull, is widely recognised as the man who introduced the flute to rock music.

Anderson will be joined by special guests and the Cathedral’s Director of Music, Mark Lee.

Ian says of the show, “Whether your Christmas is a secular affair of gift-giving and family gatherings or a more worshipful recognition of one of the two biggest days in the Christian calendar, join us for some uplifting Christmas spirit, music, readings and maybe even a prayer or two.”

The self-professed non-believer nonetheless claims a huge affinity for the deeds and traditions of Christianity. In his support for the both the religion and the actual places of worship, he performs most years in our great cathedrals and churches – and a few little ones too!

“The bringing together of people of all backgrounds, cultures and faiths in this way is possible, perhaps, only under the auspices of modern Christianity, especially the Anglican Church. So, if I can help to draw people in to these beautiful and historic buildings to savour just a little of the spirit of Christmas, it seems like a worthwhile effort.

“The profits from the sales of tickets go to the upkeep of these sacred buildings and, perhaps, also in support of the musical liturgy of the church. I try to balance the festive time of year in song with a few of the elements of an old-fashioned carol service. All delivered with good humour and good cheer. Grace me and, hopefully, a few special guests with your presence for some of the best-known repertoire of Jethro Tull and a few snippets of seasonal traditional church and Classical music.”

Join Ian and his band for a moment of pre-christmas madness, goodness and togetherness.

Doors will open at 18:15pm.

A bar will be available before the concert and during the 20minute interval. The Cathedral operates a Challenge 25 policy so please bring ID.

This is a fundraising event for Bristol Cathedral.

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£25 - £45
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