Summer Gala Concert: The Age of Enlightenment
- Summer Gala Concert: The Age of Enlightenment
- Thu, 22. June 2017, 03:00 h
- The Fourth Choir
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
- Brunel Thames Tunnel
- Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe
- SE16 4LF