BACH Goldberg Variations

or… “An Aria with Diverse Variations for the Harpsichord with Two Manuals, Composed for Music Lovers to Refresh their Spirits by Johann Sebastian Bach”


Manchester Collective

One of Bach’s most extraordinary creations, the Goldberg Variations are about a journey. One idea, a single germ of an aria, blossoming into thirty arrestingly original variations, performed back to back, for a marathon 90 minutes. It’s music that is startlingly intimate, performed at the grandest scale. It’s one unforgettable, total, human experience.

Originally written for harpsichord, Manchester Collective perform this set of music in a version for string trio, in a evening of music that showcases their trademark disruptive approach to live performance.

Audiences will experience these Goldberg Variations in a unique, bespoke, created space. Let go, lie back, and lose yourself in a world of music.

Tour Dates

Newcastle / Thurs 25 Apr 2019
Cobalt Studios

Leeds / Fri 26 Apr 2019
Leeds Town Hall

Manchester / Sat 27 Apr 2019
The Stoller Hall

Salford / Thurs 2 May 2019
The White Hotel

Liverpool / Fri 3 May 2019
Invisible Wind Factory

Hull / Sat 4 May 2019
Penny Red Arts


Concession Tickets

Manchester Collective offers concession tickets to under 18s, full time students, senior citizens, and to the unemployed. Concession tickets are available for £5 for every show that we produce. Please note that proof of eligibility for your concession ticket will be requested upon entry.

At The Door

As our concerts tend to sell out before the day of the show, we encourage all of our guests to buy tickets in advance. Any unsold tickets will be available for purchase on the door. Unfortunately, we are not able to process cash payments on the day - please bring a bank card with you to avoid disappointment!