Join echo for a lunchtime recital at The Music Room in the heart of London - a venue that, despite its central location, is amazingly quiet, with excellent acoustics and filled with natural light. We’ll be singing an hour long lunchtime recital on Saturday 10th March at 1pm-2pm. It’s part of our echo presents series, and the theme is INNOCENCE - exploring biblical purity and sin, childhood, parenting and the inevitable end of innocence.
We’ll be singing music by composers from medieval times to the present day, including Hildegard von Bingen, Maurice Ravel, James MacMillan and Kerry Andrew, alongside traditional music from Kenya, North America and even an improvisation on the Beatles! As always, we will be singing both conducted and in consort style, without a conductor - continuing to celebrate, explore and test the boundaries of ensemble singing.
Tickets: £12 advance / £15 on the door
The Music Room, 26 South Molton Lane, London W1K5LF
echo is a brand new ensemble of young professional singers. Since launching in early 2017, the group 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 both inside and outside of the Western classical canon. The group came together through Genesis Sixteen, the prestigious young artists’ scheme run by Harry Christophers and The Sixteen.
Following highly acclaimed launch concerts in London and Birmingham, echo were invited to perform at the Sounds Sublime Festival in July 2017; a day-long festival of voice curated by The Sixteen. The same month, echo made their St John’s Smith Square debut, in collaboration with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Magnus Lindberg as part of the Debut Sounds: New Musick concert, premiering four world premieres by LPO Young Composers. echo are one of the inaugural Chiltern Arts Festival Take Note young artists for 2018 and will be working again with the LPO at Queen Elizabeth Hall later this year.