The RNCM brings an evening of live music to the galleries of Manchester Museum

The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) will take over the galleries of Manchester Museum for one night only with a unique immersive show placing live ensembles among the collections.

Happening on Saturday July 6, The music of nature brings an eclectic soundtrack to some of the museum’s most iconic spaces, as RNCM students and guest artists perform beloved and modern compositions inspired by the natural world.

Visitors can take a nighttime journey through Living Worlds and Nature’s Library, the Fossils and Dinosaurs and South Asia galleries, accompanied by musical interpretations of birdsong, wind and water, land and sky, and compositions inspired by England, Egypt, China and beyond.

Guest artists Trees.R.Good and the RNCM’s brand new Community Chorus will perform in the Great Hall, and visitors can create memories of the night in the Belonging Gallery, where they can preserve a piece of nature in clay.

The music of nature is part of the RNCM’s The Future is Green calendar, one of the institute’s key campaigns for 2023-2024, as it actively seeks to reduce its carbon footprint, while using music as a catalyst to drive discussion of the climate crisis to get going.

The theme was chosen to reflect the concerns of the college’s current students and the Conservatoire’s long-standing commitment to supporting Greater Manchester’s net zero targets.

In 2022, the RNCM fulfilled its pledge to end all investments in fossil fuels and is now working towards complete decarbonisation of heat by 2038.

You can read more about RNCM’s The Future is Green program here and book tickets to Nature’s Music via the button below.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post

Sat 6 July, Manchester Museum,

University of, Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PL


Bradley Lengden

Published on:

Tue June 4, 2024