Sounds Sublime Festival 2016

Saturday 16 July 2016

St Martin-in-the-Fields, The National Gallery, St Clement Danes & Bridewell Hall.

Curated by The Sixteen, this day-long festival showcases the UK’s most exciting and vibrant young vocal ensembles. Hear a diverse range of formal and informal performances across stunning central London venues and take part in family events and singing workshops for all ages.

At the heart of the festival is the annual finale performance from ‘Genesis Sixteen’, The Sixteen’s flagship young artists’ programme for singers aged between 18 and 23. 

This year has a distinct Shakespeare theme running throughout. Our Come & Sing event led by Eamonn Dougan and resident choir Reverie will focus on some wonderful Charles Wood Shakespeare settings, and Reverie will close the festival with an hour long concert of Shakespeare poetry and music.

Families can also attend the premiere of our new production, The Fairy Queen. This unique collaboration between theatre & puppetry group Box Tale Soup and The Sixteen presents an abridged version of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream  combined with music from Henry Purcell's The Fairy Queen. 

Individual Listings (please click on event for full details)

11:00 - 13:00 Snapshot Concerts

11:30 - 13:00 Pop-up performances around Trafalgar Square

12:00 - 13:00 The Fairy Queen for families

13:15 - 14:15 Genesis Sixteen Lunchtime Recital

14:00 - 16:45 Pop-up performances in The National Gallery

15:30 - 17:30 Come & Sing Shakespeare

18:00 - 19:00 Reverie presents Songs of Shakespeare