These Days - The Manchester Peace Song Cycle will be performed in Manchester Cathedral on Remembrance Sunday 10th November at 7.30pm.
Feelgood are delighted to be performing 'These Days' Manchester's first dedicated Song Cycle as a special one-off event in Manchester Cathedral for Remembrance Sunday to honour all peacemakers and in celebration of Feelgood Theatre's 25th Anniversary. Tony Walsh, the poet who has written the libretto, will be joined by a host of VIPs so tickets for this event are limited but being made available to the public.
The show is a modern classical fusion of music, poetry and drama and revels in the sunshine days of childhood. It is a complete story told in ten songs created by 9 critically acclaimed composers Nicola LeFanu, Emily Howard, Ailis Ni Riain, Anna Appleby, Lizzy Gur, Lucy Hale, Freya Ireland, Grace-Evangeline Mason, and Carmel Smickersgill. It is blended together with a peek at the past through wonderful projected images high above the performance area.
Set in Heaton Park These Days is told through the eyes of the beloved Heaton Park Lions who become 'Arthur and Amelia'. They take us on a beautiful musical journey from sunrise to sunset, sharing the tears of all they have seen in war time and the laughter and joy of all that we value in peace time. From Suffragette rallies to William Grimshaw's joyous gramophone concerts; from the Manchester Pals First World War army camp to the 1939 RAF base, Pope John Paul II's visit, to family picnics, boat rides and Oasis concerts.
These Days was gifted to the Lord Mayor on behalf of the city of Manchester to be used in the community and any future profits will be donated to the Forever Manchester Charity to encourage music in schools. This inspiring piece has been hailed as an example of what music can do to celebrate the best of our past and appreciate the future.
General Admission: GBP 15.0,
Concession: GBP 10.0
Artists: Tony Walsh, Thomas Hopkinson, Caroline Clegg, Nicola LeFanu, Emily Howard, Ailis Ni Riain, Anna Appleby, Lizzy Gur, Lucy Hale, Freya Ireland, Grace-Evangeline Mason, Carmel Smickersgill, Simon Armitage, Jenny Carson, Christopher Littlewood, Joseph Jordan, Kezia Coulson, Cheetwood Primary School, Xavarian College
Venue Name: Manchester Cathedral