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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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Gretchen Peters with special guest Kim Richey

Folk / Voices Unwrapped

Blending shades of country-rock, indie-folk and Southern Gothic, Gretchen Peters latest album Dancing With the Beast features all-female characters, from pre-teen to elderly, whose stories vividly illuminate both the personal and political.

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London Bulgarian Choir

Voices Unwrapped / Voices Unwrapped

The eagerly-awaited return of award-winning London Bulgarian Choir, led by Dessislava Stefanova.

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Iarla Ó Lionáird & Julie Fowlis

Folk / Voices Unwrapped

Twice Grammy nominated iconic Irish singer Iarla Ó Lionáird makes his Kings Place debut for this special, one-off Voices Unwrapped performance, with guest and Artist-in-Focus, Julie Fowlis.

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Siobhan Miller

Folk / Voices Unwrapped

Richly celebrated Scottish folk singer and songwriter Siobhan Miller makes her much-anticipated Hall 1 debut as part of Kings Place’s Voices Unwrapped series.

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Pegasus Choir

Contemporary / Singing Together

Since its founding in 2001, Pegasus choir has built up a reputation as one of London’s most versatile and exciting chamber choirs. Under its director, Matthew Altham, the ensemble has developed an extensive repertoire embracing sacred and secular music from the Renaissance to the present day.

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Nelson Mass: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment with John Butt

Classical / Voices Unwrapped

John Butt directs the OAE, Choir and Stars of the Enlightenment in Haydn’s late master work, the ‘Nelson’ Mass.

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Finding Your Voice

Contemporary / Voices Unwrapped

This concert celebrates creativity and is the result of a close collaboration between four acclaimed musicians and four astounding writers. Together they will explore what it means to find your voice after it has been lost.

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The Rheingans Sisters

Folk / Voices Unwrapped

The Rheingans Sisters make playful, powerful and richly connecting music that is wholly contemporary while deeply anchored in folk traditions.

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Vaughan Williams 150th Anniversary

Classical / Voices Unwrapped

A special concert to honour the 150th birthday of Ralph Vaughan Williams from the fast-rising Carice Singers and conductor George Parris.

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Gesualdo Six: Mirror of Time

Classical / Voices Unwrapped

A programme from peerless vocal consort The Gesualdo Six tracing a chain of inspirations, from Josquin to Arvo Part, and culminating in the phenomenal work of Renaissance visionary, Carlo Gesualdo, admired by Stravinsky and a host of 20th century composers.

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Aurora Orchestra with Nicholas Mulroy

Classical / Voices Unwrapped

Nicholas Mulroy returns to Kings Place, alongside resident orchestra Aurora, for a vibrant programme ranging from Bach to Monteverdi and Purcell to Silvio Rodriguez.

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Explore Ensemble with Juliet Fraser

Classical / Voices Unwrapped

Explore Ensemble and guest soprano Juliet Fraser present new and recent music for voice and ensemble by Angharad Davies and Lisa Illean, plus instrumental pieces by Lawrence Dunn and Oliver Leith.

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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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