1 Jul - 2 Jul

Southbank Centre's Chorus festival celebrates the power of the voice and the spirit of communal singing.

For 2017, we welcome choirs from across the Nordic regions as part of our Nordic Matters programme; Surrounded By Strangers offers the chance to be immersed in the voices of Kammerkór Suðurlands (South Iceland Chamber Choir) and Southbank Centre's Voicelab; Swedish folk singers Åkervinda share their unique arrangements in a workshop; and all ages are invited to join the Big Sing: Songs from the Nordics.

The ENO Chorus and Orchestra perform Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius in Royal Festival Hall and host a Know The Show workshop; Rachel Mars performs the hilarious and dark show Our Carnal Hearts, and invites you to join in with Sing It! Spirit of Envy.

Chorus is curated by Southbank Centre’s year-round vocal programme, Voicelab, and everyone is welcome.

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9 Jun 2017

11:00 am, 9 Jun 2017
Over 60 and love to sing? Join Voicelab and explore your voice.

30 Jun 2017

Performance
Literature
10:30 am, 30 Jun 2017
Take part in a day of vocal exploration and learning for primary school KS2 pupils.

1 Jul 2017

Dance
10:30 am, 1 Jul 2017
Bring your little ones along and join us for a morning of singing with your hands and your voice.
People singing on stage

Free

Classical music
Choral
11:00 am, 1 Jul 2017
Take to the stage and sing with your choir at Chorus
Rise & Sing, workshop

Free

11:30 am, 1 Jul 2017
Start your day with song at Chorus festival

Free

Classical music
Choral
11:30 am, 1 Jul 2017
Listen as Louder Voices singing course participants take to the stage

Free

Choral
Classical music
12:00 pm, 1 Jul 2017 - 2 Jul 2017
Make your voice heard in an interactive vocal and visual installation
Gigs
Folk & World
1:30 pm, 1 Jul 2017
Join the unique Huutajat Screaming Men’s Choir in this workshop for Chorus
Nordic choirs perform

Free

Classical music
Choral
2:30 pm, 1 Jul 2017 - 2 Jul 2017
Hear choirs from across the Nordic region at Chorus festival
3:00 pm, 1 Jul 2017
Learn original and modern versions of traditional Swedish folk songs with this a cappella group
Classical music
Choral
3:30 pm, 1 Jul 2017
Are you a budding songwriter? Hear about your potential career paths in our monthly series for young creatives
Chorus lift

Free

Classical music
Choral
12:30 pm, 1 Jul 2017
Delight in what’s behind the elevator doors in this live music performance installation

Free

Classical music
Choral
4:00 pm, 1 Jul 2017
Come and sing alongside professional opera singers from the English National Opera Chorus
Finnish choir Huutajat

Free

Gigs
Folk & World
5:30 pm, 1 Jul 2017
Watch the results of the Screaming Voices workshop with Finnish choir Huutajat
Performance
3:30 pm, 1 Jul 2017 - 2 Jul 2017
Wander through singing voices in this performance from Kammerkór Suðurlands (South Iceland Chamber Choir)
Performance
Theatre
2:30 pm, 1 Jul 2017
A hilarious and dark musical show all about envy from award-winner Rachel Mars.
Choral performance

Free

Classical music
Choral
7:30 pm, 1 Jul 2017
Join us for an evening of choirs taking to the stage at Chorus festival

2 Jul 2017

Dance
10:30 am, 2 Jul 2017
Bring your little ones along for stories and songs.
Classical music
Choral
10:30 am, 2 Jul 2017
Learn the music and themes of Elgar’s masterpiece with the English National Opera.

Free

Classical music
Choral
11:00 am, 2 Jul 2017
Take to the stage and sing with your choir at Chorus
Rise & Sing at a workshop

Free

Choral
Classical music
11:30 am, 2 Jul 2017

Free

Choral
Classical music
12:00 pm, 1 Jul 2017 - 2 Jul 2017
Make your voice heard in an interactive vocal and visual installation
Nordic choirs perform

Free

Classical music
Choral
2:30 pm, 1 Jul 2017 - 2 Jul 2017
Hear choirs from across the Nordic region at Chorus festival
Big Sing: Songs from the Nordics

Free

Choral
Classical music
1:30 pm, 2 Jul 2017

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Royal Festival Hall Cushion

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Beethovens Missa Solemnis Recording

LPO Beethoven's Missa Solemnis