Four Voices, One Space, No Safety Net
Swan Song is a quartet who perform completely acoustically, usually with no instrumentation, and definitely no amplification or technology, in unusual and unexpected locations, which to date include the Leicester Victorian Pumping Station; Hull Minster, Hull; Spurn and Withernsea Lighthouses; Lincoln Cathedral and the heritage station at Ludborough on the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway.
Our desire is to bring live music to audiences who would not normally hear this style of singing.
We believe that the human voice is a wonderful instrument, and that few people will have heard complex harmony in a live setting, with none of the safety nets provided by microphones and electronic devices.
Every song and performance is unique, as without amplification, each and every singer is free to utilize the space available to vary the dynamic of the songs.
Why not make an afternoon of it and explore a 700 historic Minster then enjoy home cooked soup and cake from our cafe?
Open Arts Access
Hull Minster's programme offers free performance space to musicians, artists and groups
Aimed at acoustic performers, the Minster is offering artists and groups the opportunity to perform in front of an audience and hone their skills. Whether a solo artist, a small band or a poet, performers will be able to develop their repertoire, experiment with new material, or build up a performance portfolio by recording the event.
The scheduled performances are available to book on Friday and Saturday afternoons from 1pm and are free of charge. Audience members may choose to make a donation, which will go to the performer.
The Minster will help publicise performances through the church’s website and provide refreshments for visitors before and after the events. Practice spaces may also be available beforehand.
To find out more information or have an informal chat about how to book an afternoon performance slot, please contact James Symonds email@example.com