September, 2023

The Blackheart Orchestra30sep7:30 pm10:00 pm7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Market Theatre, Market Street, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 2AQ, UK

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The Blackheart Orchestra

The Blackheart Orchestra, officially the smallest orchestra in the world, is back in Ledbury!

Two people playing 13 instruments between them, Chrissy Mostyn and Rick Pilkington draw on their backgrounds in rock, folk, electronica and classical music to create a unique sound frequently compared to early Pink Floyd, Portishead and Kate Bush, as well as contemporary composers such as Steve Reich and Philip Glass.

Described as an avant garde musical utopia, they perform in their ‘musical space station’ of instruments including guitar, bass, percussion, mandola, piano, organ, omnichord and vintage synthesisers.

After over 1000 concerts and 3 albums they’ve played everywhere from Southampton to Sydney including London’s Palladium and Royal Albert Hall while piling up achievements from Best British Duo, fourth Best New British Band, plus Chrissy Mostyn was voted in the Top 5 World Female Vocalists in Prog Magazine’s Readers’ Poll.