Jan Garbarek and The Hilliard Ensemble

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The Hilliard Ensemble

Venue: St Paul’s Cathedral

  • Jan Garbarek saxophone
  • The Hilliard Ensemble
  • David James countertenor 
  • Rogers Covey-crump tenor
  • Steven Harrold tenor 
  • Gordon Jones baritone

Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek and British vocal quartet The Hilliard Ensemble have enjoyed chart-topping success with their enchanting and uplifting collaborations. The Festival is delighted to welcome these brilliant and ever-popular artists back for a unique evening of mesmerising jazz and choral music in St Paul’s Cathedral.

Officium Novum

The inspired bringing together of Jan Garbarek and The Hilliard Ensemble has resulted in consistently inventive music-making since 1993. Officium Novum, the third album from Garbarek/Hilliard, focuses on the music of Armenia based on the adaptations of Komitas Vardapet, pieces which draw upon both medieval sacred music and the bardic tradition of the Caucasus. 

In this concert performance of Officium Novum, the musicians will draw their material largely from the album. However, the programme content and order are never quite decided upon until the performers reach the venue and let the building – the sixth voice – speak to them.

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