This year’s Summer Festival so far

Our Summer Festival is well underway. So far we’ve already had 20 events, including a late-night candle-lit choir concert, a fun-filled afternoon bursting with music and creative activities in Shoreditch Church gardens, and original soul music at London’s first happy café.

We’re stacking up some great reviews: the music sung by The Marian Consort was seen as ‘a kind of “death by chocolate” ecstasy’ (Classical Source); our opening night at the Tower of London was described as ‘a fascinating and rewarding lesson in musical history’ (Arcana); and The Times praised Scottish Ensemble’s performance of Anno saying ‘Morton delivered the violin solos with a potent mixture of gusto and elegance’.

We’ve also had lots of noise on Twitter:

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There’s still six more days of glorious music to be heard. Don’t miss The Schubert Ensemble in the beautiful Octagon building within Queen Mary University, swing music by Kansas Smitty’s Basement Tapes in the world’s oldest music hall or a folk-baroque fusion at Shoreditch Church.

Book your tickets here.