I Hear The Rain
at Victoria Baths
Thursday 20 June 7.30pm
Featuring music by:
Claudio Monteverdi, Orlando Gibbons, Arvo Pärt, Eric Whitacre and Per Nørgård
RNCM Chamber Choir
RNCM Baroque Soloists
Roger Hamilton, Stuart Overington conductors
Jonathan Ainscough director
Over the last few years, the RNCM has staged a number of amazing, large-scale, off-site events featuring our students – from the Whitworth Art Gallery to IWM North, The British Museum to Victoria Baths. This Summer, we return to Manchester’s original ‘water palace’ for I Hear the Rain.
This one-off performance will take place in the Gala (aka Males 1st class) Pool and there will even be an option to sit in the empty pool with the performers, as well as in the spectator seats above.
We love to experiment with unusual performance spaces and event formats, to challenge our students and offer audiences something original – to break free of the concert hall once in a while! We don’t want to give too much away but it won’t be at all static, and there will be a few surprises as our performers make full use of the glorious nooks and crannies of this iconic Manchester space.
Within the setting of the Victoria Baths, this beautiful music will sound more expansive and resonant, an ethereal experience as the day to day life of urban Manchester carries on outside its stained glass windows and imposing doors.
Pool Tickets £15 / Balcony Tickets £10
TOUR: Join a Victoria Baths guide for a 30-minute tour of this beautiful space before the performance begins. Please note pre-booking is required and there is limited availability.
Pool Tickets + Tour £19 / Balcony Tickets + Tour £14