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Surround Sound: Ely Playlist

12 Jun 2021


Join Britten Sinfonia at Ely Cathedral for a unique live music experience as part of the 2021 Ely Arts Festival.

Surround Sound will bring a playlist of music from the 16th to the 21st century to all corners of Ely Cathedral for audiences of all ages to enjoy, from Handel and Mozart to Copland and Shostakovich.

Over an hour, you’ll hear a carefully sequenced series of shorter pieces from several performance spaces within the Cathedral. There will be choral and chamber music, solos, the cathedral organ, a 20-piece orchestra and the remarkable South African cellist/vocalist Abel Selaocoe. Each audience member’s experience of the event will be personal and influenced by where you sit. Not all performance areas will be visible to you: sometimes you won’t be able to work out where within the arches and chapels and galleries the music is echoing from.

Seating at this event will include chairs, but the majority of seating areas will be provided as mats for household groups on the floor – bring a cushion, blanket or even a folding chair and get comfortable to enjoy the music your way.

Got questions? We’ve compiled an FAQ about this event.

Booking tickets
Mats – Nave
Up to 2 people*: Pay a bit less £10/Pay a bit more £20

Mats – Nave
Up to 6 people*: Pay a bit less £20/Pay a bit more £30

Chairs – Transepts
Up to 2 people*: Pay a bit less £10/Pay a bit more £20

*Bookers must be from the same household or support bubble in line with government restrictions. Seating will be socially distanced and we ask that you remain on your mat or pair of chairs at all times.

The numbers stated on the ticket types are the maximum number of people who can sit together in the space booked. For example, if you are a household of 3-5 people, please book a mat of ‘up to 6’ if you wish to sit together.

Part of Ely Arts Festival 2021.

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