Thu, 23 Nov|
Keith James presents: THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN
Experience Keith James' intimate and sensitive concert of Leonard Cohen's greatest songs, performed in their original perfect form, including well-known songs like Hallelujah and profound writing like Joan of Arc and Secret Life.
Time & Location
23 Nov 2023, 19:00
Lincoln, Colegrave St, Lincoln LN5 8DW, UK
About the event
Enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, wry humour and the courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty and indulgence with the stroke of each word.
The announcement of Leonard's death marked the end of an era. His music befriended an entire generation. Within every line of his writing, he has been challenging us to listen more carefully, speak more thoughtfully, think more deeply and recognise our own vulnerability. Our world misses him very much.
With a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the ‘pure song’ Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen’s amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable, exposing the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form.
Keith has performed an extensive tour of this concert in theatres across the UK, giving over 550 concerts to more than 150,000 people. It has proved to be one of the greatest honours in Keith James’ 40-year career.
Included in the concert are Cohen’s well-known songs: Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne, and Hallelujah alongside his rarer and profound writing such as If It Be Your Will, Joan of Arc and Secret Life. Also included are Keith’s dramatic performances based on the work of Federico Garcia Lorca – Cohen’s greatest influence. Keith has also transcribed into song one of Leonard’s poems from his collection Book of Longing written whilst on retreat during the 1990s.
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Start Time: 19:30
This is an unreserved seated event.
Suitable for 14+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult or guardian.
On-site parking available on a first come first served basis and accessed via Colegrave Street.Other unrestricted car parking available on lower High Street, South Park, South Park Avenue and the surrounding streets to the venue.
If you require a disabled parking space in our on-site car park, please reserve in advance by emailing email@example.com.