Sanctuary at Southwell (May 24, 2011)
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September 2nd 2011
Equinox will be presenting a concert with saxophonist Christian Forshaw in Southwell Minster on Friday 2nd September 2011. The concert will feature Christian Forshaw's acclaimed 'Sanctuary' material, reworked for saxophone ensemble. This is a unique collaboration and promises to be a unforgettable evening of saxophone music.
Reviews for 'Sanctuary'
"music with a heart-rending simplicity..very beautiful, very different"
In Tune, BBC Radio 3
Interview with Sean Rafferty
"for his own ensemble he has perfected a supremely refined tone ..the playing was faultless"
Paul Medley, Nov 07 on Sanctuary at Oxford University Church
Simon Bates, Classic FM
Breakfast Show, 2004 on Mortal Flesh from Sanctuary QTZ2009
"One of the most enjoyable performances I have been to"
Stewart Collins, (Chelsea Festival Director)
Feb 2006, Sanctuary at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London
Christian Forshaw is a saxophonist and composer whose career to date reflects the qualities required of a musician in the 21st Century. Long gone are the days where a musician spends an entire career working within the same boundaries and increasingly musicians find their work transcending genre after genre.
Audiences have found a powerful connection with Forshaw's compositions and performances, and reactions to both Sanctuary and Renouncement have been profound from both the traditional classical establishment (BBC Radio 3 etc.) through to more commercial stations such as BBC Radio 2 and Classic FM. Live performances have left audiences spellbound and moved by the power and intimacy of the music.
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