Ian Anderson with The Christmas Jethro Tull

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Rock legend Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull will be performing The Christmas Jethro Tull concert at Peterborough Cathedral.

With much good humour and good cheer, Ian Anderson and his band will perform some of the more festive numbers from the prodigious Jethro Tull back catalogue, alongside other Christmas music and readings. There is also the promise of the odd surprise guest joining the line-up on the evening and members of Peterborough Cathedral Choir will be making an appearance too.

Ian Anderson is famed as the man who brought the flute to rock music. He maintains a busy touring schedule, often ending the year with yuletide concerts in cathedrals and churches. The self-professed non-believer nonetheless claims a huge affinity for the deeds and traditions of Christianity and this is his way of showing his support.

He says: “The bringing together of people of all backgrounds, cultures and faiths in this way is possible, perhaps, only under the auspices of modern Christianity, especially the Anglican Church. So, if I can help to draw people in to these beautiful and historic buildings to savour just a little of the spirit of Christmas, it seems like a worthwhile effort.”

Jethro Tull was formed in 1968 and, with frontman Ian Anderson, has released 30 studio and live albums, selling more than 60 million copies worldwide.

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Thanks to Ian Anderson’s generosity, all the proceeds of this concert will support the upkeep of this ancient and beautiful cathedral.

Prices: £35.00, front nave. £27.50, back nave. £15.00, side nave front (restricted view). £7.50, side nave back (restricted view). Please note that all side nave seats face inwards towards the central nave aisle. If you are booking two or more side nave tickets and wish to sit beside each other, please choose tickets with the same number (but a different letter). Screens showing the performance will be in place on the pillars.

Available from:

  • Oundle Box Office online http://bit.ly/2u7F8yF
  • Oundle Box Office by phone * 01832 274734
  • Oundle Box Office in person *, 4 New Street, Oundle PE8 4ED
    opening hours Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm.
    £1.25 booking fee (per booking, not per ticket) applies to internet and phone bookings. Terms and conditions of booking.


Past Event

Ian Anderson with The Christmas Jethro Tull

Sat 16 December 2017


Ends: Sat 16 December 9:30PM

Peterborough Cathedral


Prices: £35.00, front nave. £27.50, back nave. £15.00, side nave front (restricted view). £7.50, side nave back (restricted view)

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