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Echoes of Ellington Orchestra Live at Wells Cathedral

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Echoes of Ellington Orchestra live at Wells Cathedral's Festival of the Moon

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In 1914, a young man called Edward Ellington wrote a simple piano piece entitled Soda Fountain Rag. Over the next sixty years, he would compose a cannon of work which would have him recognised as the foremost American composer of any genre. Nicknamed Duke by his schoolfriends because of his regal bearing, Ellingtons music contains a unique blend of contrasts and contradictions. At once visceral and elegant, intimate and shouting, traditional and progressive, the music is unique, exciting, earthy and refined.

The Echoes Of Ellington was first formed in 1994 to celebrate the Duke’s music, and to bring it by live performance to a modern audience. Jazz enthusiasts the length and breadth of the nation, and later on in Europe and the United States were amazed by the group’s ability to get inside the scores and really bring out the Ellington flavour.

Today, the orchestra is in its finest incarnation yet, with highly specialised virtuoso players on all the instruments who understand intimately the nuances put on the page by the Duke.

The show is conducted and presented by clarinettist Peter Long, who over the years has built a reputation as the pre-eminent big band frontman in the United Kingdom today. As well as keeping you entertained with the music, he will ensure that you leave the show with a little more background information than you were expecting, heightening the experience of hearing the music by understanding.

Come and enjoy a sonic big band journey with Echoes of Ellington in the shadow of Luke Jerram's fantastic touring artwork: The Museum of the Moon.

Proceeds from this concert support the charitable work of Wells Cathedral.


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Somewhat more of a treat for jazz buffs than classical fans, I venture. But to hear players this skilled let loose in fresh fields is exhilarating and Long can be proud of this.

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Please note: Tickets are banded, and seats will be allocated by the Cathedral accordingly to allow for households/bubbles to be sufficiently socially distanced from each other. Thank you for patience and understanding.

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Located at the southern tip of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and described as the “most poetic” of the English Cathedrals, Wells Cathedral is home to a thriving spiritual, musical and historical community that stretches back nearly 850 years.

 The Cathedral welcomes visitors all year round to experience its stunning architecture, world-class music, and a full programme of events, tours and concerts.

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