Anna Calvi

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© Roger Deckker

Twice nominated for the Mercury Prize, the dark and stormy singer-songwriter enlists an orchestra and choir for a dramatic church show.

To pick up one Mercury Prize nomination is impressive; to pick up two suggests that you’ve quietly become an eminent force in British music. Anna Calvi’s second album ‘One Breath’ has made this year’s shortlist, and she’s celebrating her double-whammy with a special show at the gorgeous St John-at-Hackney church. Always a riveting performer, Calvi will be joined by the Heritage Orchestra’s strings, a female choir and ‘past, present and future’ collaborators, to revisit her two albums and debut some new material.

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