With a line up including Puressence, Peter Hook and Tim Burgess the Music for Cities charity gig – aiming to support young people in the most deprived areas of the city – was one not to miss.
Tim Burgess headlined the show accompanied by Charlatan’s bandmate Mark Collins. They were joined by the strings from Chetham’s School of Music, arranged by Joe Duddell and a choir put together by Gregory Batsleer. It was made up of graduates and undergraduates from various colleges.
Tim said: “We heard about the plans at Manchester Cathedral and it was too good to miss. Such an iconic venue and a brilliant idea for a gig.
“I love gigs in churches but the Cathedral is another notch up.”
Peter Hook and the Light performed Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasure’s with the accompaniment of the choir with arrangements done by Alex Baranowski. They were also joined on stage by the Happy Monday’s Rowetta.
Profits and proceeds from the event will go to projects in the most deprived inner city areas of Manchester to try and improve opportunities for young people living there.
LTW photographer Elspeth Moore had access before the show as well as snapping away during the performances. Here’s some highlights or visit Elspeth’s website to see the full set.
Music for Cities – highlights
All images by Elspeth Moore. See more from Elspeth on LTW here.