Live from London

Saturday 3rd October 2020

An online festival of the world's finest vocal music

1 August - 3 October 2020

Set in VOCES8's stunning church in the heart of the city.

Broadcast in HD from the intimate setting of the VOCES8 Centre, this new online festival includes some of the world's finest vocal ensembles. The line-up includes VOCES8, I Fagiolini, Stile Antico, The Swingles, The Sixteen (from Kings Place), The Gesualdo Six, Apollo5, Chanticleer (from San Francisco), and a special guest appearance by The Academy of Ancient Music.

These award-winning ensembles bring you their favourite works and pieces for which they've become renowned, singing repertoire from the Renaissance to contemporary A Cappella - a veritable 'transport of delight' from the superb acoustic of Wren's St Anne and St Agnes Church in the heart of the City of London.

The festival will be broadcast online every Saturday at 7pm for ten weeks from the 1st of August, offering a chance for a worldwide audience to reconnect with live choral music. Each broadcast concert lasts 60 minutes. All ticket holders will be able to watch live and/or on demand from the date of broadcast until 3rd October and in addition will be granted viewing rights to the full 4K post-produced concert film(s) they have purchased from 4th-31st October.

1 August: VOCES8
8 August: I Fagiolini
15 August: Academy of Ancient Music
22 August: The Swingles
29 August: The Gesualdo Six
5 September: VOCES8
12 September: Apollo5
19 September: The Sixteen
26 September: Stile Antico
3 October: Chanticleer

Watch some of the highlights so far!

The Swingles

Academy of Ancient Music

I Fagiolini


All performances are subject to change, depending on UK government COVID-19 regulations.

In the spirit of collaboration and unity with which this festival was formed, ticket prices have been structured to enable artists and promoters to raise much needed funds to help cover losses suffered as a result of COVID-19. A portion of all tickets sold will be put towards funding for grassroots music education and to addressing topics of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in choral music.

A season ticket costs just £80 per household. By buying your ticket through abcd, you are actively helping to raise funds for us. Thank you! Once you have booked with us, we will be in touch with full information about how to redeem your voucher and how to watch online.

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