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The City Garden Concert | Lincoln Cathedral 3 May 2014

Over 250 singers and musicians come together at Lincoln Cathedral to raise money for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice.

Over 250 singers and musicians will come together to perform The City Garden at Lincoln Cathedral. Award winning choirs Scunthorpe Junior Choir and the Choirs of Lincoln Minster School will join the Salisbury Community Choir under the direction of Jeremy Backhouse, one of Britain's leading choral conductors.

The City Garden is a cantata composed by Will Todd, one of Britain's finest young composers.

It takes the listener on a romantic journey through the seasons with different moods, temperatures and weather supplying the light and shade. It combines a foot-tapping mix of jazz and gospel with unforgettable melodies and lyrics, and links the four seasons and the human journey from Adam's fall to man's redemption; it is a moving and spiritual work on many levels. It's a wonderful piece to sing and is a vibrant, emotional and arresting piece to listen to.

Salisbury Community Choir has in excess of 150 members, and has a real community focus, having raised in excess of £100,000 for a range of charities. For their Lincoln Cathedral performance the choir will be donating all proceeds to Lincoln's local charity St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice.

Minster Yard, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 1PX

Lincoln Jazz Week | 9 - 17 May 2014

The jazz scene comes to Lincoln for its annual 9-day celebration of jazz music featuring UK and international acts including The Big Chris Barber Band.

Jazz artists, bands and experts will be performing, often for free, in venues across Lincoln, in May.

Friday 9th May

  • Stevie Smith Trio feat. Robin Porter
    Zing Bar at LPAC, 5-7pm, free
  • The Gascoyne/O'Higgins Quartet
    Lincoln Drill Hall, 8pm, £7.50 (u16s free)
    This band, co-led by two of the UK's brightest jazzers, play music which essentially swings, is harmonic with cheeky melodic twists on favourite standards.

Saturday 10th May

  • JAZZ IT UP: Midnight Masquerade + GO-Jive
    Lincoln Hotel, 6-9pm, free
    An evening of eating, drinking and dancing hosted by BBC Lincolnshire's Melvyn Prior
  • Andrew Wood Trio feat. Dave O'Higgins
    Cafe Portico, 8:30pm, £6
    Expect some fireworks when this world class saxophonist teams up with our very own local hero.

Sunday 11th May

  • Double Take
    Horse and Groom, Lunchtime, free
  • Ben Martin Band
    Bar '67, 8pm, free

  • Pat McCarthy Band feat. Shannon Reilly
    DoubleTree by Hilton, 7:30pm, free
    Witness the birth of a new jazz vocalist supported by Lincolnshire's best jazz band.

Tuesday 13th May

  • Nicola Farnon Band
    The Collection Cafe, 8pm, free
    Everyone's favourite jazz/swing vocalist and a fine double bassist - an efflorescent and infectious performer.

Wednesday 14th May

  • Dennis Rollins' Veolcity Trio
    Drill Hall Cafe, 8pm, £7.50 (u16s free)
    Generally acknowldged as the most gifted, exciting and entertaining jazz trombonist in the UK today. Rollins cuts loose here in the comapny of Hammond organ star Ross Stanley and the funky and ballistic drumming of Pedro Segundo.

Thursday 15th May

  • Thom Whitworth's Funky Organ
    Bar '67, 8pm, free

Friday 16th May

  • Jazz Heritage Quintet
    Zing Bar at the LPAC, 5-7pm, free
  • Jazz Vehicle with Zoe Rahman
    Terry O'Toole Theatre, 7:30pm, £7.50 (u16s free)
    2012 Mobo award winning pianist Zoe Rahman is nearing the end of her 18 month long mentoring of Lincol'ns premier Youth Jazz Orchestra 'Jazz Vehicle' and tonight Zoe and Musical Director John Crouch will lead the orchestra showcasing their wonderful musical talent and their exciting progress.
  • Colin Dudman Trio feat. Tim Whitehead
    The Collection Cafe, 8pm, £7.50
    For a long time Colin has wanted a band which explores the quieter textures of the clarinet family. This is their debut gig.

Saturday 17th May

  • Jazz in the Bar
    Zing Bar at the LPAC, 6pm, free
  • The Big Chris Barber Band
    LPAC, 7:30pm, £20
    Jazz legend, Chris Barber, celebrates his 65th anniversary as band-leader in 2014 with yet another Europe-wide tour. Chris' 10-piece band plays a selection of his favourite music - New Orleans style to the music of Sidney Bechet and Duke Ellington and back to 'When the Saints'. An exciting and moving evening of world-class jazz.

The city of Lincoln, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 3AA
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