Common and Kind: International Collaborative Fundraiser
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Above with Music Glue (e-tickets only)
Concessions: Under 18, Disabled People, People in Receipt of Jobseekers Allowance
Estimated times (subject to change on the night):
Doors, Bar and Margins Cafe serving hot homemade food open at 19:00
Union Chapel Bar open after the show.
You can book for dinner at Margins Cafe at 18:30 but you must have a reservation for access at 18:30. The Bar is also open to Union Chapel members who have tickets to the show.
Access to the cafe before doors open is via the side gate to the left of the main entrance to the Chapel on Compton Terrace.
If the early 6.30pm reservations are fully booked don't worry you can still come to eat from when doors open, the cafe is open through to the end of the interval.
Please note you must have a ticket to the show to come to Margins Cafe & Union Chapel bar.
There's lots of useful information in the Visiting section of our website.
As our venue is entirely seated and seating is unreserved it is best to arrive early.
Common and Kind was born in the summer of 2016 as a positive collaborative response to a year of extraordinary division. Leading international solo artists from across the musical spectrum and communities of all backgrounds came together in a combined performance of quite extraordinary power. At the end of the 2016 concert, the song 'Human Kind' was recorded. Since then it has been recorded by artists and choirs worldwide and will be released on 16 June 2017. The single features Cassidy Janson, Jonathan Hoard, Saida Tani, Sarah Connolly, Mark Lettieri, nine members of Snarky Puppy, hundreds of live singers and orchestra, and choirs from across the world including Pihcintu, who combine refugees from Cambodia, China, Congo, El Salvador, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda, Vietnam, West Indies, and Zambia, choirs from Vietnam, Northern Ireland, Scotland, India, Malaysia, the UK and USA.
Common and Kind returns in style in 2017, with solo artists including mezzo soprano Sarah Connolly, Bengali pop star Saida Tani, Snarky Puppy guitarist Mark Lettieri, Brooklyn soul sensation Jonathan Hoard, genre-hopping violin virtuoso Thomas Gould and percussionist extraordinaire Bernhard Schimpelsberger.
This year the massed choirs come from partnership workshops between groups and communities who would not otherwise interact, true to Jo Cox's famous words that 'we have more in common than things which divide', with the evening culminating in a live recreation of Human Kind. All funds raised from the evening will be donated to Musicians without Borders, Music Action International and Amnesty International.