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Loves, Myths & Legends

Sunday 12 June 2022

18:00

Christ Church, West Didsbury

Including music by Monteverdi, Schütz, Whitacre, Cornet, MacMillan, Runestad, Stephens, Lauridsen, Gjeilo

For thousands of years, myths and legends have been a way for different peoples and cultures to explain the world around them. Today’s usage carries a connotation of “falsehood” or “disinformation”, but in reality, the allure of myths and legends is the story that they tell. Rather than worrying about whether or not something was a hundred percent true, people used myths to pass on an heritage to the next generation. Myths can range from sacred to secular, biblical to everyday; they are present in cultures and religions throughout the world and still form part of a culture’s backbone. Whereas legends are sometimes spun around a true person or event, myths were often products of someone’s imagination in order to give continuity to a history full of unknowns. Love, of course, is frequently a common denominator among all the stories.

 

Our programme is an exploration of love in myth and legend.

Tickets available online and on the door.

Please note, if buying tickets online you will only receive a confirmation from PayPal. On the door at the concert we will have a list of names of ticket buyers.