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Summer Gala Concert: The Age of Enlightenment


Summer Gala Concert: The Age of Enlightenment
Summer Gala Concert: The Age of Enlightenment
Thu, 22. June 2017, 03:00 h
Brunel Thames Tunnel - London
The Fourth Choir

Event Description

Our Summer Gala Concert is in a unique underground venue - the Grand Entrance Hall of the Thames Tunnel at Rotherhithe. When the Tunnel was opened in 1843, it was the eighth wonder of the world - the first tunnel anywhere in the world to run beneath a river. The Brunel Museum installed a new staircase into the Entrance Hall last year, making it accessible to the public for the first time in 145 years.

The Hall has the acoustic of a cathedral and the Choir will be singing music - appropriately on the theme of rivers - by Victoria, Scarlatti, Bach, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Britten.

The concert will also include the première of a setting of a poem by Wilfred Owen “I Am the Ghost of Shadwell Stairs”, the third piece commissioned by the Choir from award-winning composer Alexander Campkin.

The Entrance Hall can only be accessed via a long flight of stairs so unfortunately this event may not be suitable for patrons with mobility issues.

A glass of fizz in the interval is included in the ticket price

Tickets online £25 + fee

book tickets here


Brunel Thames Tunnel
Brunel Thames Tunnel
Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe
SE16 4LF
United Kingdom