Music show will see Durham Cathedral lit with 3D projections

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DURHAM Cathedral will be seen in a whole new light for the world premiere of a music show which will see the historic venue lit up by 3D projections.

Musician Jo Hamilton will perform tracks from her forthcoming second album Fractals, while the cathedral is transformed with stunning visual effects during the performance.

The ground-breaking collaboration, which takes place on July 18, has been commissioned by Brass: Durham International Festival 2014, the annual celebration of the county’s musical past, present and future organised by Durham County Council.

The evening will also include a brass-inspired performance by North East band Lanterns On The Lake, accompanied by Durham County Youth Big Band.

Jo will perform a number of specially-arranged songs alongside a military brass ensemble during the piece, entitled Fractal Sparks.

The show will feature full-height visual effects that explore the theme of perspective through a variety of patterns from nature.

The projections will effectively ‘remove’ parts of the building 
to reveal a realistic night sky effect.

Jo said: “It’s an honour to have been asked by Brass to create a centrepiece show for the 2014 festival. It will be a rare joy to sing in such amazing acoustics, especially accompanied by brass players.”

•Tickets are available by calling 03000 266600.