Canterbury Cathedral is bracing itself for an influx of rockers as Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson is lining up for a Christmas concert.
The enduring rock star, who single-handedly introduced the flute to the world of rock, obviously enjoyed his previous concert at Exeter Cathedral so much that he has moved on to Canterbury.
Having enjoyed over 40 years at the top, his fans will get a chance to hear him perform songs from The Jethro Tull Christmas Album, as well as some of his other hits.
The December 18 concert is likely to sell out quickly, but there are clearly nerves in Canterbury as this is probably the most ambitious and unusual event they have put on. But it will provide a boost for the Cathedral Gift – a charity that supports the Cathedral. And supporting such a legendary institution is clearly high on Anderson’s list of priorities.
He said: “There is a real parallel regarding the preservation of our great buildings, and the greater sense of conserving our world. We need a huge change of thinking about the stewardship of our planet and all it contains.”
Tickets (from £10-£30) can be purchased from the Box Office, 01227 464764.