The Sixteen presents its annual Sounds Sublime Festival which showcases the cream of the UK’s young choral talent on Saturday 14 July at St Clement Danes Church on The Strand and the British Museum. The festival includes a lunchtime recital by this year’s Genesis Sixteen cohort which is the culmination of the programme, and a one-hour recital by Gesualdo Six, a vocal ensemble involving many Genesis Sixteen alumni, directed by Owain Park. The day will also include pop-up performances in the British Museum by a varied range of young upcoming a capella choirs.
All events are free and un-ticketed.
Genesis Sixteen Lunchtime concert
1 – 2pm, St Clement Danes Church
The Sixteen’s prestigious training choir Genesis Sixteen bring their final showcase to St Clement Danes, conducted by Justin Doyle
Pop-up performances at The British Museum
2 – 4.30pm, The British Museum, Enlightenment Room
Wander among the exhibitions and be surprised and inspired by a diverse range of a capella music through the ages, performed by upcoming vocal ensembles from across London. These impromptu performances in the Enlightenment Gallery will be given by Echo, Gesualdo Six, Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, the London International Gospel Choir and Oread Chamber Choir.
Evening concert: Gesualdo Six
6.30 -7.30pm, St Clement Danes Church
Gesualdo Six are a vocal sextet specialising in the performance of renaissance polyphony, directed by Owain Park. They ‘have everything going for them – talent, youth, stamina, confidence and years of experience of singing the most difficult vocal polyphony in the repertoire’ – a concert not to be missed!