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Manchester Collective: The Birds

Lancaster Arts at Lancaster University, LA1 4YW

With the world’s bird populations facing extreme peril from climate change and loss of habitat, The Birds is a love song to our birds in music.

Sit back and be part of an intimate, total musical experience, as Manchester Collective curate an immersive performance of Olivier Messiaen’s epic Catalogue of the Birds, set against brand new music by electronic wunderkind Erland Cooper. Messiaen’s unique and spectacular work for solo piano is a 13-movement tribute to tawny owls, blackbirds, and kingfishers in all their hopping, soaring and flitting glory.

The Birds is commissioned by Opera North Projects for Leeds Light Night, in association with the Churches Conservation Trust.