First Terrace

Sun 2 Oct 2022, 7pm
Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
From £15
past event
past event
Musician and composer Peter Broderick smiles behind a leafy branch

First Terrace Records presents Peter Broderick’s tribute to The Beacon Sound Choir, the premiere of a dance piece by Bianca Scout and an AV performance by Specimens.

As part of its fifth anniversary celebrations, the south London independent label curates a dream triple bill for the Purcell Room.

Peter Broderick breathes fresh life into the euphoric group singing practices of The Beacon Sound Choir, his erstwhile community choir in Portland.

With the help of the anarchic, virtuosic experimental choral group Musarc, they perform new arrangements of the original choir material – short and odd original songs, experimental compositions and the BSC’s unique brand of half-improvised, half-structured vocal drones.

We’re also treated to the premiere of The Heart of the Anchoress, a contemporary dance piece from Bianca Scout’s upcoming multimedia project The Mortal Instrument of Bones.

This newly commissioned gothic opera, produced with the Daughter Mary ensemble, establishes a richly seductive sensory field, where fractal patterns of poetry, moving image and sound design are sampled, remixed and looped, through subtle, episodic mutations of classical dance.

Finally, Specimens presents Power, Pain and Privilege, a specially commissioned audiovisual work made in collaboration with filmmaker and photographer Lucie Rox.

The work explores both artists’ experiences as mixed race people living in the UK, from hair salons to racial slurs, and the uncomfortable relationship between skin tone and privilege.


Musical group Musarc playfully shouting at each other


Musician Bianca Scout standing on a windowsill with a blurry effect


Musician Specimens bare-chested looking at the camera


Musician Lucie Rox wearing a leopard print jumper

Dates & times

Sun 2 Oct 2022, 7pm


  • Standard entryFrom £15*
  • Concessions25%**

* Excludes £3.50 booking fee.

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Purcell Room

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An accessible toilet is located in the foyer.

A Changing Places toilet is located on Level 1 Royal Festival Hall next to the JCB Glass Lift, for the exclusive use of disabled people who need personal assistance to use the toilet.

The facility includes a height-adjustable bench, tracking hoist system, a centrally-placed toilet, a height-adjustable basin and a shower. Please visit the Welcome Desk on Level 2, Royal Festival Hall, where a member of staff can provide you with the key. You can also use the phone next to the Changing Places toilet to speak to a member of staff. The facility is open daily 10am – 11pm.


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Purcell Room is located in Queen Elizabeth Hall. For step-free access please use Royal Festival Hall JCB glass lift to Level 2 and enter via Riverside Terrace.

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Please bear with us while we update our access map to reflect the refurbishment of the Royal Festival Hall’s Level 2 foyer spaces. The step-free routes remain the same.

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