Manchester Collective & Abel Selaocoe

Manchester Collective & Abel Selaocoe

Guest Artists

Date and time
12 Nov 2024 (7:00pm - 8:15pm)

The Bradshaw Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, 200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR


£10 under 18, over 60

Booking Information

Wheelchair users are entitled to concessionary priced tickets with a complimentary companion seat.

Assistance dogs are welcome at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire venues. If you wish to bring an assistance dog or wheelchair, please let the Events Office know by calling 0121 331 5909.

Cellist Abel Selaocoe and violinist Rakhi Singh

Manchester Collective & Abel Selaocoe: Sirocco

Abel Selaocoe cello
Rakhi Singh violin
Simmy Singh violin
Ruth Gibson viola
Alan Keary bass guitar
Sidiki Dembele percussion

Joy, warmth and irrepressible energy. Sirocco is a great storm of music from across the world, played with heart and virtuosity. Earning standing ovations from New York to Frankfurt, its infectious spirit will have you up on your feet and singing along.

Expect the unexpected as original South African folk rubs shoulders with music from the Western canon. Classical strings dance to the beat of African drums and electric bass guitar. Outrageous solos await.

Sirocco is a love letter to music and camaraderie, crafted by Manchester Collective with singular cellist and storyteller Abel Selaocoe over the years. Each performance is different from the last.

Join us to celebrate the unifying power of music in what may be Sirocco’s boldest tour yet.

About Manchester Collective

Known for their experimental programming, daring collaborations and engaging performances, Manchester Collective perform a combination of cutting-edge contemporary music, classical masterpieces and staged work in spaces ranging from concert halls to warehouses, nightclubs to festivals. New music and collaboration are of vital importance to the Collective; they commission and present work by some of today’s most exciting artistic voices, crossing different genres and artforms.

Running time approx 75 minutes

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