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THE LANGUAGE OF BELLS

4 November 2021 Norfolk & Norwich

credit Philipp Rathmer

Norfolk & Norwich Festival is to present The Language of Bells on 4th November 2021, a World Premiere from composer Jill Jarman, internationally renowned percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie and the Chelys Consort of Viols. Exploring the sounds of the renaissance alongside contemporary music, the programme’s use of bells as the central focus underlines the timelessness of their importance.

“The ringing of bells has meant many things to people for centuries: the call to worship, a marking of time, an alarm for danger, the joy of marriage, the sorrow of death. Jill Jarman’s new piece for Evelyn Glennie with viols and voices mixes the sounds of old and new, life and death, celebration and mourning, and examines the call of bells pealing across centuries of human experience.”

The World Premiere presentation of The Language of Bells includes new work from Jarman alongside a programme including C.F. Abel, Orlando Gibbons, Anthony Holborne and Michael East, and uses crystal balls, Chinese temple bells, wrist and ankle bells, resonant flower pots and traditional larger bells.

Tickets: £30 / £20 / £10 10% discount for Jobseekers, students, D/deaf or disabled people, over 60s and Go4Less cardholders. £7.50 tickets for under 26’s.

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