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MIF at the Whitworth

MIF15: Richter / Pärt, 9-19 July 2015

MIF at the Whitworth

Richter / Pärt: This project brings together two of the world’s most influential and enduring cultural figures - artist Gerhard Richter and composer Arvo Pärt. Both men have made works inspired by and dedicated to the other and these are premiéred at MIF15 in this exhibition.

A suite of four new works by Richter Birkenau (2015) and Doppelgrau (2014) are presented with Pärt’s Drei Hirtenkinder aus Fátima in the gallery.

Commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival and the Whitworth. Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Alex Poots.

Drei Hirtenkinder aus Fátima will be performed live throughout the day from Thursday 9 July to Saturday 11 July by celebrated Estonian choir Vox Clamantis and thereafter by local choirs.


Choir Schedule

Vox Clamantis:

Thursday 9 July
2pm–7pm and 7.45pm–9pm

Friday 10 July
10am–2pm, 3pm–7pm and 7.45pm–9pm

Saturday 11 July
10am–2pm, 3pm–7pm and 7.45pm–9pm


Community Choirs:

Sunday 12 July
10am–1pm Rochdale Youth Choir
2pm–5pm Oldham Youth Choir

Monday 13 July
10am–1pm Manchester Chamber Choir
2pm–5pm Manchester Chamber Choir

Tuesday 14 July
10am–1pm Ordsall A Capella Singers
1.30pm–5pm Sacred Sounds Women’s Choir

Wednesday 15 July
10am–1pm King Edward Musical Society
2pm–5pm King Edward Musical Society

Thursday 16 July
10am–1pm Manchester Singers
2pm–5pm Manchester Singers
6pm–9pm Wigan Youth Choir

Friday 17 July
10am–1pm Ordsall A Capella Singers
2pm–5pm Siemens Choir & Friends

Saturday 18 July
10am–1pm Sacred Sounds Women’s Choir
2pm–5pm William Byrd Singers

Sunday 19 July
10am–1pm Manchester Chamber Choir
2pm–5pm Manchester Chamber Choir

Venue: The Whitworth
Cost: Free