Rock legend, Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, will be performing The Christmas Jethro Tull concert in Hereford Cathedral at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 18 December.
Over the last ten years, Ian Anderson has performed in many of the great cathedrals and churches in the UK helping to raise much-needed funds for their preservation. Usually based on a Christmas-themed concert, he features prominently the work of Jethro Tull as written and recorded by Ian since 1968. Added to this are several pieces of re-worked Classical repertoire and traditional pieces from the musical liturgy of the Church of England.
Ian Anderson says of the show, “Whether your Christmas is a secular affair of gift-giving and family togetherness or a more worshipful recognition of one of the two biggest days in the Christian calendar, join us for some uplifting Christmas spirit, music, readings and maybe even a prayer or two.”
“100% of the sales of tickets go to the upkeep of the buildings and, perhaps, also in support of the musical liturgy of the cathedral. I try to balance the festive time of year in song with a few of the elements of an old-fashioned carol service. All delivered with good humour and good cheer. Grace me and, hopefully, a few special guests with your presence for some of the best-known repertoire of Jethro Tull and a few snippets of seasonal traditional church and Classical music.”
Ian Anderson will perform the Christmas Jethro Tull concert on Tuesday 18 December at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from Hereford Cathedral Shop (01432 374210) and online at herefordcathedral.org. All of the proceeds from this concert will go to the Hereford Cathedral Perpetual Trust.
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