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Bang on a Can – Curated by Julia Wolfe

Contemporary / Venus Unwrapped

Curated by Bang on a Can co-founder Julia Wolfe, New York’s electric Bang on a Can All-Stars return to London with a soulful-explosive-ambient super-mix of the group’s incomparable repertoire.

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The Crick Crack Club presents... Kali

Words / Venus Unwrapped

Storyteller Emily Hennessey and sitar player Sheema Mukherjee take you on a white-knuckled tuk-tuk ride through sun-kissed palaces and fiend-infested forests.

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David Baddiel – Trolls Not the Dolls (work in progress)

Comedy at Kings Place

David Baddiel presents his new show about internet trolls and how they can be put down with wit and humour.

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Bang on a Can with BBC Singers – Julia Wolfe’s Anthracite Fields

Contemporary / Venus Unwrapped

The Bang on a Can All-Stars team up with BBC Singers and conductor Tecwyn Evans for the UK premiere of Julia Wolfe’s haunting, poignant and relentlessly physical Anthracite Fields.

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Orchestra of St John’s – Displaced Voices

Classical at Kings Place

Young refugees from an award-winning poetry programme perform their own spoken word over orchestral backing tracks written in collaboration with composer Toby Young.

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Alfred Brendel Masterclass for ChamberStudio

Classical at Kings Place

The incomparable Alfred Brendel coaches two professional string quartets in a public masterclass on music close to his heart - that of Beethoven and Schubert.

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Chris Smither

Folk at Kings Place

January 2019, Chris Smither will tour to support his newest record, Call Me Lucky, recorded at the gorgeous Blue Rock Studio in the Texas foothills. Call Me Lucky features Smither’s first set of new originals in six years.

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Laura Mvula and Black Voices

Contemporary / London A Cappella Festival

A thrilling new collaboration between internationally acclaimed composer and singer Laura Mvula and Europe’s finest female a cappella quintet, Black Voices.

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The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices

World / London A Cappella Festival

The Grammy-winning all-female vocal ensemble are famed for bringing a contemporary twist to traditional music, performing modern arrangements of traditional Bulgarian folk melodies.

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Festival Pass Holders’ Workshop with The Swingles

Learning / London A Cappella Festival

The Swingles look forward to welcoming London A Cappella Festival Pass holders to a very special workshop.

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Criminal Improv: Sally Hodgkiss, Daniel Roberts, Andy Smart and Amy Cooke-Hodgson

Comedy at Kings Place

Produced and hosted by Ralph Jones and Joel Gatehouse, Criminal Improv is a comedy night and podcast recorded in front of a live audience. Join a lineup of wonderful comedy talents as they solve a murder in front of your eyes.

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Vocal Sampling

World / London A Cappella Festival

Grammy-nominated Cuban vocal sextet Vocal Sampling are infamous for infusing the world’s best-loved music with their undeniable Cuban stamp.

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University Takeover! The Rolling Tones, The Techtonics & The Bristol Suspensions

Contemporary / London A Cappella Festival

Three of the best university a cappella groups in the country come together to celebrate the art of university a cappella singing, and showcase some of the UK’s best vocal talent.

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Workshop #1 – Switch Up Your Singing Style with The Swingles

Learning / London A Cappella Festival

Whatever your background, this workshop will give you the tools to step outside your musical comfort zone and explore different vocal techniques and approaches.

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LACF: Kids Workshop

Family / London A Cappella Festival

Come and learn and perform a cappella music as a family! Kids and adults are invited to join Rachel Staunton, Artistic Director of the London Youth Choir, in an immersive workshop.

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Workshop #2 – Get into the Groove with m-pact

Learning / London A Cappella Festival

Tracy Robertson and Jeff Smith will discuss, dissect, and demonstrate specific techniques and tricks of the trade for developing a powerful, rock-solid vocal rhythm section.

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Vocal Rush

Family / London A Cappella Festival

Having recently featured on NBC’s hit a cappella show The Sing Off, Vocal Rush is a five-time national champion high school a cappella group from Oakland School for the Arts in California.

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Cottontown Chorus & London City Singers

Contemporary / London A Cappella Festival

Two of the UK’s award-winning Barbershop choruses present their trademark harmonious music with classic choreography and clever lyrics.

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Workshop – Rise Up: Singing for Confidence!

Family / London A Cappella Festival

Join Lisa Forkish, renowned a cappella youth educator and Director of Vocal Rush, for an uplifting and interactive workshop in celebration of our singing voices.

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Workshop #3 – Singing Is Good for Your Lungs with Phoene Cave

Learning / London A Cappella Festival

Join Phoene Cave as she demonstrates some of the tools for managing breathlessness.

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Workshop #4 – Singing in the Black Oral Tradition

Learning / London A Cappella Festival

Join Carol Pemberton MBE, founder of all-female a cappella quintet Black Voices, for an immersive workshop exploring the black oral tradition.

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m-pact

Contemporary / London A Cappella Festival

With their show-stopping vocals and unstoppable energy, American all-male a cappella group m-pact is making a huge impact on the a cappella community.

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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment – The Mystery of ‘Oumuamua

Classical / Bach, the Universe & Everything

The music: The OAE perform the cantata Bach wrote for New Year’s Day, 1725. The science: Last year scientists, led by Professor Alan Fitzsimmons, discovered ‘Oumuamua, the first known interstellar object to pass through our solar system.

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Tamsin Waley-Cohen & Huw Watkins

Classical / Venus Unwrapped

Tamsin Waley-Cohen and Huw Watkins present Rebecca Clarke’s little-known early violin sonata alongside music by the French composers she admired, Debussy and Lili Boulanger.

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