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SANCTUARY - ST MARY'S CHURCH, ADDERBURYAdderbury0031s

Sunday 16th October, 2016, 7.00pm (Doors 6.30pm)

Christian Forshaw - Saxophone
Philippa Mercer - Soprano
Alex Mason - Organ
Rob Farrer - Percussion

The Sanctuary Ensemble present a programme of works from their CD catalogue, as well as new pieces written for their recent visit to Lindisfarne. Featuring the beautiful voice of Philippa Mercer this promises to be a memorable evening in a wonderful setting.

Tickets £12 (plus £1.20 booking fee)

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Adderbury
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SANCTUARY - CHRIST CHURCH, KENSINGTON, LONDONChristianForshaw1

Wednesday 16th March, 2016, 7.30pm
Drinks from 7pm

Christian Forshaw - Saxophone

Philippa Mercer - Soprano

Alex Mason - Organ

Rob Farrer - Percussion

 

Tickets £15 (£12 concessions)

Nearest tubes:  Gloucester Road & High Street Kensington

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RADIO SILENCE

You may have wondered why there has been no activity from Christian or Sanctuary for the last couple of years. At the end of 2012 Christian was hit by a car and broke both his arms. The left didn't heal properly and had to be operated on in 2013, and needless to say all of this had something of an impact on his playing. In the summer he will be giving the first Sanctuary concerts for 2 years, in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire where the project started, and on Lindisfarne (Holy Island). Christian is very excited about performing with Sanctuary again, especially in these stunning settings which have played such a big part in the development of the project.


KNARESBOROUGH - WHERE IT ALL BEGAN [26th JUNE 2015]

KnaresboroughOn June 26th Sanctuary will perform in St John's Church, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire where the first performance took place in 2002.


Joined by soprano Philippa Mercer youtu.be/GYkozYc6wfs, organist David Goode www.goodeorganist.org/video and percussionist Rob Farrer www.robfarrer.co.uk, the programme will include music from that first performance, combined with more recent material.

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RETURN TO LINDISFARE [27th JUNE 2015]

item2On June 27th Sanctuary make a return visit to Lindisfarne to give an evening performance as part of the Holy Island Festival
www.holyislandfestival.org

Christian Forshaw - saxophones/director
Philippa Mercer - voice youtu.be/GYkozYc6wfs
David Goode - organ www.goodeorganist.org/video
Rob Farrer - percussion www.robfarrer.co.uk

They will perform a programme reflecting the serenity and timelessness of this sacred place.

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BBC FILM MADE OF 'A SONG FOR JENNY'
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The BBC have recently commissioned a film based on Julie Nicholson's book 'A Song for Jenny' which inspired the CD 'Songs of Solace'. The screenplay is by Frank McGuiness and the film was produced by Liz Trubridge (Downton Abbey). It stars Emily Watson (The Book Thief, Appropriate Adult) and was broadcast in July 2015 to mark the 10th anniversary of the London bombings. Christian's music is featured in the film.

 

 

 

 


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Lux 

 

Christian has written,arranged & performed on tracks for the second Voces8 Decca disc 'Lux'. This is the follow up to their hugely successful disc 'Eventide' which reached number 1 in the classical charts.

Visit www.voces8.com to read more about the group

 

 

 

 


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