Southbank Centre’s annual Chorus festival unleashes the power of the voice and the spirit of communal singing. Chorus welcomes everyone to come and sing with other people of all ages.
At Chorus you can try something new and daring or enjoy more familiar music. Participate in Tamsyn Challenger’s performance art piece Twitter Chorus, play a villager in Mahogany Opera Group’s The Rattler, an interactive retelling of Rumpelstiltskin, and learn to sing Bach chorales or Balinese kecak 'monkey chant’.
Or do you prefer to listen? Over 40 choirs of all styles give free performances throughout the weekend. Six boundary-pushing choirs join forces with Andreya Triana and Shlomo in Choirs Remixed, Saturday evening’s Royal Festival Hall show. On Sunday The Bach Choir sings JS Bach’s St Matthew Passion, and three women take a cappella singing to a whole new level in Mmm Hmmm.
Research has shown that singing improves our moods, allows us to express our emotions, helps us make new connections and strengthens our sense of belonging. Chorus is your chance to do all this and more in one weekend.
Chorus is curated by Southbank Centre’s year-round vocal programme, Voicelab, and everyone is welcome. Find out more about Voicelab here .
Find out how to take part in Chorus festival as a choir here.