PHURPA (Live at Church of St. Thomas)

PHURPA (LIVE AT CHURCH OF ST. THOMAS) at St Thomas The Martyr Church Mon 17 July 2017 from 7.30pm - 11pm

Phurpa (Live at Church of St. Thomas)

Cacophonous Sarcophagus proudly welcomes the return of the legendary Russian group Phurpa, to perform a throat singing ritual at the magnificent Church of St. Thomas the Martyr (next to The Fleece).


"Before Buddhism reached Tibet, practices involving shamanic rites derived from various ancestral cults became known as Bon. Phurpa, led by contemporary artist Alexei Tegin, is a Moscow based group in this tradition.
A typical ensemble usually includes a pair of nga drums, several rolmo cymbals and a pair of gyaling oboes, as well as telescopic dunchen horns, dunkar shells and short wandun horns. One of the unique features of the Tibetan monastic choir is a specific kind of overtone chanting, called "rgyud-skad", or the Tantric voice, which is based on the principle of the singer's transmogrification during the so-called "chanting meditation".

Tickets: £9.00  

St Thomas The Martyr Church

Located in Bristol’ city centre, this handsome late 18th-century church was designed in 1789 by local architect and carver James Allen to replace a Medieval church deemed unsafe for use.

Allen retained the 15th-century west tower of the old church, intending it to be 'raised and modernised’ in a Classical fashion, but the plan was never carried out and the church is an unusual - but pleasing - blend of both periods. - 

The acoustics are excellent and the church regularly hosts some excellent performances.


Address: Thomas Lane, Bristol, BS1 6JG * Click on the address to launch google maps.