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Triratna singers perform at Manchester International Festival 2013

On Sun, 23 June, 2013 - 09:15
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Members of the Manchester Buddhist Centre sangha will sing at this year’s Manchester International Festival.

Every two years, Manchester (UK) enjoys a great festival of international premieres, which this year features a women’s choir drawn from a range of the city’s faith groups. Together with Jews, Hindus, Christians, Sikhs and other Buddhists, Triratna sangha members will perform twice:

7th July, Bridgewater Hall: performing sacred music newly composed by contemporary British composer John Taverner and
14th July, Albert Square: singing sacred chants and music from their various traditions, including a setting of the White Tara mantra.

Mitra Sharon Glasby writes: “My experience of the Sacred Sounds choir is joyful. We have own (closed) Facebook page where we all communicate every day. There’s lots of laughter and support from each other, we all feel very united, and hope to carry on with the choir after.

It’s great that all the different faiths can come together and share our differences. I have learnt a lot about each faith and realise that we all share values. The Bridgewater Hall performance of John Taverner’s music on 7th July is quite formal. The Albert Square performance will be very different: we will be singing our different faith songs. I am hoping to at least touch somebody’s heart and show that with effort we can all live in harmony.”

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