The inaugural Voices of London Festival will take place this summer at St James’s Church, Sussex Gardens (pictured). Community and youth choruses, workplace choirs and professional ensembles will be taking part in workshops and concerts throughout the ten-day festival. A team of young choral conducting graduates from the Royal Academy of Music have organised the festival.

Among the programme’s line-up will be an early music day on 2 July, featuring a concert of English Polyphony conducted by Richard Brain with his choir Knightley Voices. Other festival highlights will include a day of dedicated performances by London-based office choirs and a youth choirs day involving The London Youth Choirs, Highbury Young Singers and Malcolm Arnold Academy.

The members of the festival’s committee say: ‘Singing with others is so inspiring and a brilliant way to relieve stress! There are some amazingly talented people taking part – audiences are in for a real treat.’

The Voices of London Festival will run from 27 June to 6 July. For the festival’s full programme and information regarding ticket sales, visit



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