Sounds Sublime Festival
Saturday 8 July 2017
Curated by The Sixteen, this year’s festival showcases three of UK’s most exciting and vibrant young vocal ensembles.
Genesis Sixteen is The Sixteen’s free young artists’ scheme, which aims to nurture the next generation of talented ensemble singers. The scheme is generously funded in full by the Genesis Foundation. During the course of a year, a series of week-long and weekend courses are led by key figures from The Sixteen, including founder and conductor Harry Christophers and Associate Conductor Eamonn Dougan. Participants receive group tuition, individual mentoring and masterclasses run by some of the industry’s top vocal experts.
Sarah Latto conductor
echo is a brand-new ensemble of 18 young professional singers from across the UK and came together through Genesis Sixteen. Since launching in early 2017, echo intends to explore the full range of what ensemble singing means – working both with and without a conductor, including improvisation in each concert and performing music from both inside and outside the Western classical canon.
London International Gospel Choir
Naveen Arles conductor
LIGC was set up to enable people who love singing to socialise whilst developing their musical and vocal skills. LIGC celebrates London’s diversity in a welcoming and fun environment. The choir sings uplifting material including Gospel, pop/funk/soul and African traditional. Performance highlights include singing at the House of Commons, opening the JazzFM Awards Ceremony and supporting numerous bands including Deaf Havana. www.lygc.org.uk
Genesis Sixteen final recital
1 – 2pm, St Clement Danes Church, The Strand
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. Join them as they perform their final recital featuring music by Britten and Finzi. Find out more about the concert here
2 – 4,30pm, National Gallery
Be surprised and inspired by pop-up performances from the London International Gospel Choir, echo, and Genesis Sixteen. Performances take place throughout the Gallery, each one lasting 15 minutes.
6 – 7pm, St Clement Danes Church, The Strand
Come and join the London International Gospel Choir and echo for a 1-hour concert showcasing the diversity and talent of these two contrasting vocal ensembles.