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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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Roderick Williams & Paul Cibis: When I was one-and-twenty

Classical / Voices Unwrapped

Artist-in-focus Roderick Williams inhabits the role of the young wandering Romantic in this specially-curated song recital for Voices Unwrapped.

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Ye Vagabonds

Folk / Voices Unwrapped

Award-winning duo Ye Vagabonds return to Kings Place with their harmony-rich and traditional-Irish influenced folk songs for Voices Unwrapped.

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Andy Irvine

Folk / Voices Unwrapped

Iconic Irish singer, songwriter and musician Andy Irvine returns to Kings Place for a special Voices Unwrapped performance of music-making and storytelling.

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Lido Pimienta

Contemporary / Voices Unwrapped

Lido Pimienta is a Toronto-based, Colombian-born musician, interdisciplinary artist, and curator.

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Daphne's Flight

Folk / Voices Unwrapped

Five of the finest singer-songwriters of their generation, Daphne’s Flight is a unique and magical blend of individual styles that captivate audiences with complex harmony arrangements, unbridled energy and the infectious joy of performing together.

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Brighde Chaimbeul & Aidan O'Rourke feat. Julie Fowlis

Folk / Voices Unwrapped

Brìghde Chaimbeul & Aidan O’Rourke team up with Voices Unwrapped Artist-in-Focus Julie Fowlis for this very special concert at Kings Place celebrating the voice and the pipes.

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San Salvador

Contemporary / Songlines Encounters Festival

‘… rich chords, call-and-response, drone-backed dissonances, microtonally inflected incantations, complex counterpoint, hocketing, propulsive unison refrains — delivered with handclaps, drumbeats and full-throated vehemence.’ New York Times San Salvador, a vocal sextet from France’s Massif Central,

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London African Gospel Choir

Contemporary / Voices Unwrapped

The London African Gospel Choir makes its Kings Place debut in Voices Unwrapped and Songlines Festival, featuring uplifting gospel song and dance from all over Africa.

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Musica Secreta

Classical / Voices Unwrapped

Pioneering ensemble Musica Secreta celebrate women’s spiritual relationships and the stories they tell.

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London Gay Men’s Chorus: Proud Voices

Contemporary / Voices Unwrapped

Celebrating their 30th year, the London Gay Men's Chorus Ensemble (LGMCe) make their Kings Place debut.

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Madison Violet

Folk / ‘Under 14s’ / ‘Under 30s’ Tickets

With heart-wrenching song writing and luscious harmonies combined with the natural storytelling of folk, the rhythms of Americana and catchy pop hooks, Madison Violet have been captivating audiences and critics alike for two decades.

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This Savage Parade: Manchester Collective with Ruby Hughes

Classical / Voices Unwrapped

Manchester Collective joins forces with soprano Ruby Hughes in Britten’s Les Illuminations, music by Barbara Strozzi and new settings of Alice Oswald’s poetry by acclaimed composer Edmund Finnis.

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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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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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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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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 makes his debut at Kings Place, alongside resident orchestra Aurora, for a vibrant programme ranging from Bach to Monteverdi and Purcell to Silvio Rodriguez.

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Staran

Folk / Voices Unwrapped

As part of her Artist-in-Focus curations for Voices Unwrapped, Julie Fowlis hand-picks Staran to present a specially curated programme of new and old Gaelic songs, featuring acclaimed vocalist Kim Carnie.

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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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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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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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