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Ana Silvera – Oracles

7th November 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


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Ana Silvera – Oracles

Wednesday 7th November 7.30pm, Manchester Jewish Museum (£10, limited tickets available on the door)

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Drawing on stories from her own eventful life as well as folklore and myth, Ana’s songs are vignettes, poignant snapshots in time that weave poetry and melody to magical effect.

For this special concert tour, alongside other original work, Ana will perform songs from her latest release, an alt-folk choral song cycle entitled ‘Oracles’ (Gearbox Records) with renowned Manchester based women’s choir Sacred Sounds. Written in response to the sudden passing of close family members, Oracles charts a transformative journey from profound grief to tentative acceptance. For this concert, she will perform specially reworked versions of the piece, and be joined by Simran Singh (violin) and Will Barry (piano).

This concert is all the more poignant as Silvera’s descendants are from the original Sephardic community in Manchester, who helped to co-found Cheetham Road Synagogue in the 19 century, which is now the site of the Manchester Jewish Museum. 

Over the past few years, Ana has toured and performed her songs throughout England, collaborated with early music ensemble Concerto Caledonia and the Estonian Girls Choir, composed and sung in a full-length original work, ‘Cassandra’, for Royal Ballet.

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Ana Silvera’s folk and bluegrass tinged tunes are lyrical, intimate and emotive, works of ‘lavish, vivid imagination’ – Metro

‘Stunning…magical story-telling’ – The Guardian


7th November 2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Manchester Jewish Museum
190 Cheetham Hill Road
Manchester, M8 8LW
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