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Following a year when choirs fell silent, Kings Place celebrates the power and the joy of singing in Voices Unwrapped, our 14th Unwrapped series. Featuring solo voices to vocal ensembles to large choruses, we plan to fill our halls with Renaissance masterworks, close harmony a cappella, folk song, jazz vocalisation, lied, throat singing, gospel, electronically-enhanced contemporary voices to Baroque passions.

We’re thrilled to announce our two, much-loved artists in focus: Gaelic singer & musician Julie Fowlis and baritone & composer Roderick Williams.

The only instrument that every individual can access without expense, the human voice is a constant in all musical cultures and a channel through which each community can express its identity. Voices Unwrapped 2022 welcomes exceptional singers from Estonia, France, America, Denmark, Australia and the African diaspora, and British groups such as the Tallis Scholars, Black Voices and The Swingles, along with our resident Aurora Orchestra. We’ll explore a richly diverse vocal repertoire and provide a platform for community choirs, as well as opportunities for you, our audiences, to participate.

Watch this space for more announcements.

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Workshop 2: Song-Crafting with Lady Maisery

Folk / Voices Unwrapped

Learn some of the creative exercises to make new songs or rework traditional songs. Unleash the potential songwriter in you, add more tools to your toolbox or simply be inspired in this workshop evening with Lady Maisery.

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VOCES8 Summer Workshop with Paul Smith

Classical / VOCES8 Vocal Workshops with Paul Smith

Join Paul Smith, co-founder of VOCES8, who will be leading an inspiring and uplifting choral music workshop exploring a beautiful collection of choral music.

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The Burlesque Cantatas

Classical / Bach Weekend: Bach the Dramatist

Bach’s Cantate burlesque (Peasant Cantata) alongside his Coffee Cantata, both by librettist Picander, and nothing less than comic operas.

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The Lark Ascending: VOCES8 with Jack Liebeck

Voices Unwrapped / Voices Unwrapped

VOCES8 and star violinist Jack Liebeck come together with strings for this special concert on the theme of birds and landscape, featuring music by Ola Gjeilo, Samuel Barber, Vaughan Williams and many more.

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Tallis Scholars: The Light of Heavenly Spheres

Classical / Voices Unwrapped

The legendary Tallis Scholars present an evening of spiritual luminescence, from Allegri’s Miserere to Tallis’s O Nata Lux.

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Thea Gilmore

Folk / Voices Unwrapped

Frank and fearless singer songwriter Thea Gilmore joins Voices Unwrapped for her Kings Place debut, with a performance of her 18th album Afterlight.

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The Sixteen: The Song of Songs and the Queen of Sheba

Classical / Voices Unwrapped

The Song of Songs is some of the most erotic poetry ever written. Originally Hebrew love poetry, it is believed to celebrate the union of the Queen of Sheba and King Solomon.

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DM Stith

Contemporary / Voices Unwrapped

DM Stith’s otherworldly tender voice bridges the expanse between quailing sadness and featherlight joy.

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Abel Selaocoe & BBC Singers

Classical / Voices Unwrapped

A night of Russian spirituality from the BBC Singers and cellist Abel Selaocoe, with Gubaidulina’s Canticle of the Sun and Rachmaninov’s All-Night Vigil.

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Aurora Orchestra: de Profundis

Classical / Voices Unwrapped

Aurora Orchestra

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