Following the 2014 performance of the Zhihua temple group at the British Museum, I’m looking forward to their repeat visit this coming Monday! I’ve just added it to the events calendar in the sidebar.
In addition to the hauting shengguan wind ensemble, we’ve now incorporated vocal liturgy as well as percussion items with large cymbals into the programme, to give a flavour of the whole ritual soundscape.
Do try and come along, both to the concert and the chat beforehand. And meanwhile, Read All About It here in posts like:
And on the Qujiaying connection:
which leads onto the Hebei village associations and further afield (under Local ritual)…
The Qujiaying recruits, and me, learning from former monk Benxing, summer 1992.