Sounds Sublime Festival
Next Festival: Saturday 8 July 2017
Curated by The Sixteen, this day-long festival showcases the UK’s most exciting and vibrant young vocal ensembles. Hear a diverse range of formal and informal performances across stunning central London venues and take part in family events and singing workshops for all ages.
At the heart of the festival is the annual finale performance from ‘Genesis Sixteen’, The Sixteen’s flagship young artists’ programme for singers aged between 18 and 23.
Our 2016 festival which took place on 16 July had a distinct Shakespeare theme running throughout. Our Come & Sing event led by Eamonn Dougan and resident choir Reverie focussed on some wonderful Charles Wood Shakespeare settings, and Reverie closed the festival with an hour long concert of Shakespeare poetry and music.
Families also attended the premiere of our new production, The Fairy Queen. This unique collaboration between theatre & puppetry group Box Tale Soup and The Sixteen presented an abridged version of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream combined with music from Henry Purcell’s The Fairy Queen.