Wednesday 18 October, 7pm and 8.30pm
Join us for an evening of live jazz under artist Luke Jerram's Museum of the Moon installation. The moon has always been an inspiration for musical artists, we gaze upon it every night, but it’s far, unreachable, and still mysterious.
With the Cathedral’s gothic architecture bathed in the warm glow of candlelight, you’ll be treated to an hour of jazz classics performed by Ronnie Scott's regulars The Leo Richardson Quartet.
Date | Wednesday 18 October
Times | 7pm and 8.30pm
Tickets | £12.50 (plus booking fee). Available below or from our Eventbrite page.
- Tickets include a complementary glass of prosecco or soft drink on arrival.
- A bar will be open for you to purchase further drinks.
- There are two time-slots across the evening, each an hour long. You can join us between 7.00pm - 8.00pm or 8.30pm - 9.30pm.
- Please note that there will be no traditional seating for this event to leave space under the artwork. Ticket holders are invited to sit on the Cathedral floor or use the pilgrim benches located around in the nave aisles.
About The Leo Richardson Quartet
Leo Richardson is widely recognised to be one of the UK’s leading Jazz Tenor Saxophonists.
In 2017, The Leo Richardson Quartet toured the UK in November-December, in support of their debut album, The Chase, on Ubuntu Music. The album was selected by The Times newspaper as one of the Top 10 Jazz Albums of 2017 and one of the Top 100 Albums of all music genres. The Chase was the first album to receive 5* from The Sunday Guardian/Observer. The success of the album and the tour led to the Quartet’s debut performance at the 2018 Love Supreme Jazz Festival. The Leo Richardson Quartet released their second album Move in 2019 to critical acclaim, receiving 5* in BBC Music Magazine.
Museum of the Moon is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram.
Measuring seven metres in diameter, the moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface*.
The moon has always inspired humanity, acting as a ‘cultural mirror’ to society, reflecting the ideas and beliefs of all people around the world. Over the centuries, the moon has been interpreted as a god and as a planet. It has been used as a timekeeper, calendar and been a source of light to aid night-time navigation. Throughout history the moon has inspired artists, poets, scientists, writers and musicians the world over. The ethereal blue light cast by a full moon, the delicate crescent following the setting sun, or the mysterious dark side of the moon has evoked passion and exploration. Different cultures around the world have their own historical, cultural, scientific and religious relationships to the moon. And yet somehow, despite these differences, the moon connects us all.
The installation is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer Dan Jones.
*The massive 23 metre wide, high resolution image used to create the moon artwork, was created by the Astrogeology Science Centre in the USA. The imagery was taken by a NASA satellite carrying the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera launched in 2010.