Now in its fifth year, the Voices of London Festival celebrates the extraordinary range of vocal diversity on offer in the capital and beyond, the Festival showcases ensembles of all shapes and sizes, from community choruses and youth groups to professional chamber choirs and operatic ensembles. At the heart of our festival lies collaborative music making in a wide range of guises.
We are proud to be hosted by St James’s Sussex Gardens, parish church of Paddington. One of the most popular concert and recording venues in London, St James’s boasts a highly flexible performance space and wonderful choral acoustic.
The majority of our events feature collaborative music making between amateur ensembles, often with professional groups or instrumentalists too. These concerts draw together performers from all over London and further afield, with an array of experience levels and musical backgrounds. This gives singers the opportunity to perform with some of the future stars of the classical music world, learn more about the breadth of music making in the capital, and create a better network for London based groups.
Continuing our support of young people, in 2018 we are continuing to offer free festival passes to students aged 18 and under in full-time education or training, enabling them to realise the possibilities for musical participation as a performer, composer and audience member beyond their school years.