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VOX-Festival: Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet

Sing-along concert with Amaranthe & BRYGGEN Programme: Charles Ives - The Unanswered Question David Lang - I live in pain Gavin Bryars - Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet

Time & Location

26 May 2024, 20:00 – 21:15

Muziekcentrum De Bijloke Gent, Bijlokekaai 7, 9000 Gent, Belgium

About the Event


Gavin Bryars' illustrious cult piece invites everyone to sing along.

'Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet' is one of the most illustrious cult pieces in English minimal music. In 1971, when Gavin Bryars was preparing a documentary about homeless people in London, his tape recorder caught a song by an anonymous vagrant. Underneath the languid and fragile singing voice, Bryars composed a moving accompaniment, which subsequently became world-famous - even if the singing voice and its owner never received any recognition for it. As the apotheosis of the vocal happening VOX, string orchestra BRYGGEN brings this incantatory but also uneasy composition to the Concert Hall. The musicians invite anyone who likes to sing. Every voice that participates shapes a unique concert experience.

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