Elms Islandia (only in London, Hull, & Salford)

Marais Le Voix Humaines
Bach Partita for Solo Violin in D Minor, “Chaconne”

Singh / Gainsborough Paradise Lost
Concept and Music by Rakhi Singh & Sebastian Gainsborough
Text by Declan Pleydell


Sebastian Gainsborough Electronics
Rakhi Singh
Kate Conway Viola da Gamba
Alice Zawadzki Voice
Huw Thomas Voice
Declan Pleydell Voice

Daniel Elms (London, Hull, & Salford)
William Doyle (Salford)

In Paradise Lost, the sacred meets the profane, the acoustic clashes with the electronic, and some of the earliest classical music ever written is dragged, kicking and screaming, into the 21st century.

One of the most enigmatic, disruptive, and exciting creative duos of their generation, Vessel and Rakhi Singh have created a large scale original work for Manchester Collective, a magnum opus that draws together fractured and disparate music from their respective worlds.

This project has been generously support by the PRS Foundation’s “The Open Fund”, and by the Ambache Charitable Trust.

Tour Dates

Liverpool / Thu 13 June 2019
Invisible Wind Factory

Leeds / Fri 14 June 2019
Leeds Town Hall

Manchester / Sat 15 June 2019
The Stoller Hall

London / Tue 18 June 2019
CLF Art Cafe

Newcastle / Thu 20 June 2019
Cobalt Studios
Cancelled by Venue

Hull / Fri 21 June 2019
Penny Red Arts

Salford / Sat 22 June 2019
The White Hotel

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!