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Last week of Lindisfarne Gospels show sold out
TICKETS for the last few days of the Lindisfarne Gospels exhibition in the North-East have sold out.
Following a last-minute run on tickets, for the final few days before the three-month exhibition closes next Monday (September 30) the galleries at Durham’s Palace Green Library will be at full capacity.
Programme director Keith Bartlett said the partners staging the exhibition were delighted.
“Demand for tickets has been high throughout but over the last month ticket sales have significantly increased.
“It seems that many people have delayed buying their tickets until the last minute.”
Meanwhile, a piece of classical music written in honour of St Cuthbert will help bring down the curtain on the exhibition.
The Saint Cuthbert Oratorio will be performed by combined choirs, Orchestra North East and soloists including soprano Penelope Randall-Davis, conducted by Covent Garden’s Alistair Dawes.
The work by Durham-born composer Will Todd will be the centrepiece of a concert in Durham Cathedral on Saturday night (September 28).
The evening will also feature a new Todd composition inspired by the Gospels – titled Tidings; a ‘soundscape’ representing the journey of the medieval monks who carried St Cuthbert’s body, by Neil Combstock; and a stunning light show.
It will feature Durham Cathedral Choir, the Lindisfarne Gospels Community Choir and the North East Youth Chorale, along with organist Francesca Massey.
The music starts at 7.15pm. Tickets are priced £5 to £25. To book, visit the Gala Theatre box office or call 03000-266600.
Other Gospels-related events are still taking place. For further details, visit lindisfarnegospels.com
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