Kantos Chamber Choir

Craft: Celebrating the joy of creating

Saturday 17th September, Doors: 6.45pm, Performance: 7.30pm

Manchester Craft and Design Centre

Marrying music, makers and materials, this funfair of fabric, stone, metal and glass celebrates the dazzling world of craft.

Marking the first-ever collaboration between KANTOS and BOTHY, Craft will tell the stories of crafters and designers – those that dare to imagine a new life for the humblest of natural resources, remoulding them into something beautiful and new, transforming our perspectives in the process.

Taking place in Manchester’s Craft and Design Centre in the heart of the Northern Quarter, this vocal performance will take form in a patchwork of folk and choral song, performed by some of the most exciting vocal artists in the North West.

Featuring three world premières from composers at the Royal Northern College of Music, alongside contemporary works and arrangements by various local composers, this event ruminates on the transformative role of craft in both Manchester and the UK’s history.

Macmillan – The Gallant Weaver
Daft Punk arr. Perry – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
Macmillan – Lassie, wad ye loe me?
Holst – Song of the Blacksmith
Traditional arr. Perry – Scarborough Fair
Disley-Simpson – In their gold coats
Traditional arr. Mallon – The Parting Glass
Traditional arr. Wallington – The Four-Loom Weaver

World Premieres Commissioned for CRAFT, written by composers from the Royal Northern College of Music:
Audrey R. Lam
Alice Brookes
Daniel Lik-chi Lau

Date: Saturday 17th September
Time: Doors 6.45pm, Performance 7.30pm
Tickets: £12 / £10 / £5 (The tickets for this performance operate on a Pay What You Can basis; you choose the ticket band that you are able or happy to pay for)
Venue: Manchester Craft and Design Centre
Lots of our Studios will be open from 6.45pm so ticket holders can explore and meet the makers
Bar provided by Cloudwater

Please note that there is limited seating at this event, with seats being allocated on a first come first served basis. If you have any access requirements we can assist you with, or if you require a seat, please contact our team in advance of booking to ensure we can accommodate you. Contact: [email protected]

Manchester Craft and Design Centre