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The Drop That Contained The Sea At The York Barbican

  • York Barbican Paragon Street York, YO10 4AH United Kingdom (map)

In 2014, York’s Prima Vocal Ensemble performed the World Premiere of the epic song cycle "The Drop That Contained The Sea" by two time Grammy winning composer Christopher Tin at Carnegie Hall.

This year our very own city becomes the stage for the European Premiere of this glorious suite, as Prima are joined by Angel City Chorale from Los Angeles, the Mowbray Orchestra, exceptional international soloists and the multi award winning composer himself!

Christopher Tin's sound has astounded global audiences. The evening also features Baba Yetu (from Civilisation IV) and other songs from Tin's award winning "Calling all Dawns", with additional music by Aaron Copland, Toto and Randy Newman.

For those who like their classical music to pack an emotional punch, Christopher Tin holds nothing back with a sound that "joyfully suggests the cradle of life itself" - The Guardian

"... a great soundtrack... rousing, anthemic" - Time Magazine

"... a musical milestone for the video game industry... the first time that video game music has ever been awarded a Grammy." - Wall Street Journal

"Hands down, I can say now... nothing will touch it. This wave stands taller than the rest. Stunning." - Higher Plain Music

The concert supports York charity Jessie’s Fund, which help children through music