Kantos: Sea Change

Kantos Chamber Choir in collaboration with Bothy

Sunday 23rd April, 2.30pm & 5pm

Manchester Craft and Design Centre

Surfer, Sailor, Fisherman, Fry – all know the sea’s unimaginable power to both give and take life. This programme takes a deep dive into the age-old folklore of the ocean, featuring nautical-inspired songs by Judith Bingham, Vaughan Williams, Mäntyjärvi and more, alongside sea shanties including Haul Away Joe & viral sensation The Wellerman.

Sea Change marks Kantos Chamber Choir’s return to Manchester Craft and Design Centre, which in a past life was a Victorian fish market – it’s only fitting that they sing music in this space to consider our impact on the ocean & to help envisage a more sustainable future.


Improvisation – The Shipping Forecast
Trad. Shanty arr. Martin Schröder – The Wellerman
Ralph Vaughan Williams – Full Fathom Five
John Ireland arr. Charlie Perry – Sea Fever
Trad. Shanty arr. Martin Schröder – The Leaving of Liverpool
Judith Bingham – The Drowned Lovers
Trad. Shanty arr. Alice Parker & Robert Shaw – Haul Away Joe
Jaakko Mäntyjärvi – Canticum Calamitatis Maritimae
Trad. arr. Bengt Ollén – Trilo
Trad. arr. Goff Richards – Dance to thy Daddy
Lisa Robertson – Into the Sea
Trad. Shanty arr. Jonathan Willcocks – Drunken Sailor
Alan Menken arr. Philip Lawson – Under the Sea

Sunday 23rd April 2023
Matinee: Doors 14:00, Performance 14:30
Evening: Doors 16:30, Performance 17:00

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.
£5 / £10 / £15

Please note, 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