Sacred Music: Celebrate the Spirit

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46 New Briggate, Leeds, S1 6NU


Leeds Inspired

Sacred Music: Celebrate the Spirit

12th May 2024

This concert is part of the Sound Out Leeds 2023/24 series.

At Leeds International Concert Season, it’s not often we have the opportunity to be involved in the development of new music, so coming together with our long-time friends at South Asian Arts UK for Sacred Music is somewhat of a spiritual dream come true.

Our project Sacred Music: Celebrate the Spirit is an exploration of sacred musics that are synonymous with the Hindu, Mohammedan, Sikh, and Christian faiths. A summer call out for artists led us to meeting with four outstanding specialist musicians, whose music practice is steeped in sacred music.

Over a series of collaborative wintertime workshops Daniel Gethin, Eeshar Singh, Salim Sabri and Deepa Shakti delve into each musical world together, exploring both common threads and unique characteristics of their sacred music traditions.

This springtime concert is a result of that journey; a musical expression of what it means to create interfaith music – ultimately, a celebration of each religious tradition and their communities present here in Leeds.