Broadcast: Manchester Collective – Cries and Whispers

Ben Williams, Managing Editor

Broadcast: Manchester Collective – Cries and Whispers at The White Hotel, Salford, 28 March 2020 Entrance is free — Book now

Manchester Collective’s gig broadcast series launches with beautiful, spellbinding music from Shostakovich, Britten and Gesualdo.

Recorded in front of a packed house at The White Hotel in Salford less than two weeks ago, audiences described Cries and Whispers as a “truly unique music experience”. This exclusive stream features brand new introductions from the players, inviting you into a dark world of secrets, sighs and unspoken words…


Gesualdo | Moro, Lasso
Britten | String Quartet No. 1
Shostakovich | String Quartet No. 8

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Broadcast: Manchester Collective – Cries and Whispers at The White Hotel, Salford, 28 March 2020

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