Patron - Judith Weir CBE

About

Now in its third 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. Fast becoming one of the most popular concert and recording venues in London, St James’s boasts a highly flexible performance space and wonderful choral acoustic.

Greg Hallam conducts the massed youth choirs at the 2013 VoL Festival

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.

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Continuing our support of young people, we are offering free festival passes to students in full-time secondary education, enabling them to realise the possibilities for musical participation as a performer, composer and audience member beyond their school years.

For more information, please check out the Festival blog or read about the Team.