This line-up is on fire!

As part of our recently revealed Summer Festival 2016 programme, we’re welcoming back New London Chamber Choir to the beautiful Shoreditch Church in June. Premiering a flaming cantata, the choir will be charting the progress of the Great Fire of London on its 350th anniversary. Fire has long been a source of inspiration for artists, so to…

Listen: Judith Weir

Last month our former artistic director and current trustee Judith Weir was appointed to the historic post of Master of the Queen’s Music. To celebrate we’ve put together a short playlist of some of our favourites of her works, bringing together a (very) small selection of songs, choral works, orchestral pieces and opera excerpts. You can enjoy…

Listen: enter the darkness

On Sunday 15 June, composer Bryn Harrison is collaborating with digital artist Tim Head to create Passing Light, a kaleidoscopic new work performed by the London Sinfonietta where you’re invited to wander freely through the space to discover evolving sounds and images. To get you in the mood for this evocative piece, we’ve put together a…

Praetorius – the man behind the music

On Friday 6 June, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment present a programme of early baroque works in The Muses of Zion including pieces by Michael Praetorius. We take a look at the man behind the music and his role in shaping Protestant music in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. Praetorius was a…

Listen: Alternative Valentine’s playlist

We’re mid-way through February which means Valentine’s Day is here! Love it or loathe it, you can’t escape the chocolates, flowers and romantic offers for two. Although we didn’t receive any Valentine cards this year, we’re still in the mood for some love songs, and so we’ve put together a Valentine’s playlist with a difference.…

Sounds: 40 years of music with The Hilliard Ensemble

We’re having party and you’re invited! On Wednesday 11 December, The Hilliard Ensemble are kicking off their 40th Anniversary celebrations with a concert at our Winter Festival. The current vocal quartet – countertenor David James, tenor Rogers Covey-Crump, baritone Gordon Jones and tenor Steven Harrold – will be joined by former members to celebrate four…

Sounds: Winter Festival playlist

We’re into the second week of general booking and we’ve been overwhelmed with the positive response to the Winter Festival programme. This year will be our BIGGEST EVER Winter Festival and the programme is brimming with fun, festive events for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’ve got your tickets already or you’re still deciding what to come…