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Chorus

1 Jul - 2 Jul
Southbank Centre's Chorus festival celebrates the power of the voice and the spirit of communal singing.

For 2017, we welcome choirs from across the Nordic regions as part of our Nordic Matters programme; Surrounded By Strangers offers the chance to be immersed in the voices of Kammerkór Suðurlands (South Iceland Chamber Choir) and Southbank Centre's Voicelab; Swedish folk singers Åkervinda share their unique arrangements in a workshop; and all ages are invited to join the Big Sing: Songs from the Nordics.

The ENO Chorus and Orchestra perform Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius in Royal Festival Hall and host a Know The Show workshop; Rachel Mars performs the hilarious and dark show Our Carnal Hearts, and invites you to join in with Sing It! Spirit of Envy.

Free performances from choirs with community at their heart take place across the weekend, representing the joy and diversity of singing together in the UK and beyond. If you are in a choir and fancy taking part, please apply by Friday 14 April.

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The full programme is announced in May: check back again for more information.

Chorus is curated by Southbank Centre’s year-round vocal programme, Voicelab, and everyone is welcome.

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9 Jun 2017

11:00 am, 9 Jun 2017
Over 60 and love to sing? Join Voicelab and explore your voice.

30 Jun 2017

Choral
Literature
10:30 am, 30 Jun 2017
Take part in a day of vocal exploration and learning for primary school KS2 pupils.

1 Jul 2017

Dance
10:30 am, 1 Jul 2017
Bring your little ones along and join us for a morning of singing with your hands and your voice.
People singing on stage

Free

Classical music
Choral
11:00 am, 1 Jul 2017
Take to the stage and sing with your choir at Chorus

Free

Choral
11:30 am, 1 Jul 2017
Rise & Sing, workshop

Free

11:30 am, 1 Jul 2017
3:00 pm, 1 Jul 2017
Learn original and modern versions of traditional Swedish folk songs with this a cappella group

Free

Classical music
Choral
4:00 pm, 1 Jul 2017
Performance
3:30 pm, 1 Jul 2017 - 2 Jul 2017
Wander through singing voices in this performance from Kammerkór Suðurlands (South Iceland Chamber Choir)
Classical music
Opera
7:30 pm, 1 Jul 2017 - 2 Jul 2017
See the award-winning ENO Chorus and Orchestra in a concert staging of Elgar's greatest choral work.
Performance
Theatre
2:30 pm, 1 Jul 2017
A hilarious and dark musical show all about envy from award-winner Rachel Mars.

2 Jul 2017

Classical music
Choral
10:30 am, 2 Jul 2017
Learn the music and themes of Elgar’s masterpiece with the English National Opera.
Dance
10:30 am, 2 Jul 2017
Bring your little ones along for stories and songs.

Free

Classical music
Choral
11:00 am, 2 Jul 2017
Take to the stage and sing with your choir at Chorus
Rise & Sing at a workshop

Free

Choral
11:30 am, 2 Jul 2017
Big Sing: Songs from the Nordics

Free

Choral
1:30 pm, 2 Jul 2017
Classical music
Opera
7:30 pm, 1 Jul 2017 - 2 Jul 2017
See the award-winning ENO Chorus and Orchestra in a concert staging of Elgar's greatest choral work.
3:00 pm, 2 Jul 2017
Sing a joyful piece all about envy in this pop-up chorus with Rachel Mars
Performance
3:30 pm, 1 Jul 2017 - 2 Jul 2017
Wander through singing voices in this performance from Kammerkór Suðurlands (South Iceland Chamber Choir)

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