Part of this year’s Manchester Literature Festival, this special event sees actor Timothy West read poetry from Russia to complement songs by some of the Motherland’s most celebrated composers, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninov and Prokofiev.
Manchester Camerata’s Manchester Festive Happening takes a gospel turn this year, with the AMC Gospel Choir joining the orchestra at the Albert Hall. Expect carols and hymns both traditional and with a gospel turn for a festive concert that should warm hearts.
The atmospheric Manchester Cathedral provides the perfect setting for this concert, themed around spiritualism and minimalism. Hugo Ticciati, a violinist who takes a holistic approach to music, and visual theatre company Clod Ensemble will tackle works by Arvo Pärt, Vasks and Haydn.