Matthew Bourne & Glen Leach + Julie Tippetts & Maggie Nicols

A Celebration of Keith Tippett

As part of A Celebration of Keith Tippett, St. George’s Bristol presents a session in two parts featuring two sets of musicians closely associated with the late musician – Matthew Bourne & Glen Leach, and Julie Tippetts and Maggie Nichols.

Matthew Bourne – piano, keyboards
Glen Leach – piano, keyboards

A pianistic tribute to the maestro by two path-finding musicians inspired by his remarkable and unique solo improvisations. Matthew Bourne was a long-standing admirer of Keith Tippett’s work – in fact he is quoted as saying that “Keith Tippett is the reason I play piano the way I do”. In 2019 he teamed up with Keith to perform a series of duos, which would prove to be Keith’s last performance project. A recording of that duo project is in the pipeline – Aeolian will be released as a double CD set on Discus Music, and containing both studio and concert performances of this project. The recordings will be available to buy at the celebration weekend.

Julie Tippetts – voice
Maggie Nicols – voice

Julie and Maggie, close friends since the days of Centipede, were also vocalists in the Tapestry Orchestra. As a duo they recorded the album Sweet and S’Ours and performed many times in duo as well as in trio with “our pianist, Keith.”

How to book

Tickets for this event are available through St. George’s Bristol. Click below to be redirected to their website.

Day and weekend tickets also available.


Part of A Celebration of Keith Tippett

Bristol Beacon and St George’s Bristol, driven by individuals from his life, present a special weekend of music celebrating the inimitable musician Keith Tippett.  This two-day event explores much of his incredible body of work, from small intimate duos to his penchant for large scale ensembles. It features many of the incredible musicians who were part of his life.

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