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27.06.2024 – 10.07.2024

Spitalfields Music Festival – Events in the City

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The Spitalfields Music Festival 2024 runs from 27 June - 10 July, and features world class musicians in incredible venues across East London and in the City of London.

Events within the City of London include:

1) The Cries of London – St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate - Tuesday 2 July

  • This is a double bill of events. The evening starts with a talk from the author of the well-known ‘Spitalfields Life’ blog, The Gentle Author, who will introduce the fascinating topic of the Cries of London – the calls from market-sellers that have fascinated writers and artists for centuries. Later on there's a performance from The Carice Singers of Luciano Berio’s work ‘Cries of London’ which sets music to the words of street criers, alongside the London premieres of six new choral works.

2) NMC Recordings at 35 – The Dutch Church – Wednesday 3 July

  • A celebration of 35 years of the award-winning record label and arts charity, NMC Recordings, which was set up to champion works by contemporary composers. Hear performances from renowned musicians - baritone Roderick Williams, cellist Zoë Martlew, Pianist Andrew West, trombone quartet Slide Action, and the National Youth Choir Fellowship Ensemble.

3) Pierrot Lunaire – St Mary-at-Hill – Tuesday 9 July

  • An evening celebrating Schoenberg’s masterpiece ‘Pierrot Lunaire’. The internationally renowned Hebrides Ensemble and acclaimed soprano Stephanie Lamprea will perform a semi-staged version of the work, alongside two companion works, including a world premiere from composer and 'Classical Star of the Future' (BBC introducing) Electra Perivolaris.

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