The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady

Clod Ensemble and Nu Civilisation Orchestra

THU 9 & FRI 10 NOV 20:00

At once a rip-roaring night out and a chance to lose yourself in music and motion, The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady will fill the cold London streets with summer heat. Wallflowers, hip-shakers and music-lovers of all stripes are welcome to join this celebration of the sensuality and power of jazz.

Clod Ensemble, featuring dancers from the Trinity Laban Dance Collective and Nu Civilisation Orchestra present a new perspective on Charles Mingus’ iconic 1963 recording The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady, transforming Shoreditch Town Hall into a vibrant cabaret venue to mark the sixtieth anniversary of the album.

Throughout the evening you can expect newly commissioned music from emerging and established artists, as well as The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady in its entirety.

Bursting with melody and raw emotion, The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady is a seminal 20th century jazz composition and is still regularly cited as Mingus’ finest hour. Mingus always envisioned dance accompanying his provocative masterpiece. To honour that vision and bring Mingus’ music to life for a new generation, Clod Ensemble will be joined by Nu Civilisation Orchestra, who will be led by Peter Edwards and feature Artistic Director Gary Crosby OBE on bass.

Shoreditch Town Hall
Tickets: £23 - £28

Book through the Shoreditch Town Hall website here.

Dates and times

This event finished on 10 November 2023.

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