This Tribute To Aretha Franklin And Nina Simone Will Illuminate Manchester Cathedral

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Listen to orchestral renditions of wondrous Aretha Franklin and Nina Simone tunes, performed by candlelight.

Escape from the hectic day-to-day rigmarole to enjoy a night of smooth jazz at the iconic Manchester Cathedral this November. This spellbinding Candlelight Jazz concert will take place on one night only – November 10 – featuring an incredible tribute to two of the best musicians in history. Tickets are available now.


Untold Orchestra will play a programme of songs from the “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin and the fantastic Nina Simone. Expect to hear covers of ‘Natural Woman’, ‘Respect’, ‘I Say a Little Prayer’, ‘I Put a Spell on You’ and ‘Feeling Good’ amongst many others from these legendary artists’ back catalogue. Set in one of Manchester’s most beautiful venues, with the orchestra surrounded by flickering candles, this Candlelight Jazz concert will be a real treat for the senses.

Aretha Franklin received numerous honours throughout her career, and in 2019 was awarded a posthumous special citation “for her indelible contribution to American music and culture for more than five decades”. Nina Simone recorded more than 40 albums between 1958 and 1974, with a musical style that fused gospel and pop with classical music. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy a history lesson on two of the most influential and acclaimed figures in the world of jazz. Get your tickets here.

Candlelight: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin & Nina Simone