Founded in the 1880s, our chamber music concert series is the longest-running of its kind in Europe. The ethos of "affordable classical music for all" still remains.
Tickets now available online
17 April - 22 May 2013
A project devised by sound collective, Simon Callaghan and Conway Hall , in collaboration with Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
If you have ever said ‘I love music, but I’m not musical’ – this is for you!
MusicUpClose is an innovative series of performing events based at London's Conway Hall. Professional musicians and postgraduate students from Trinity Laban help to illuminate not only specific pieces of classical music, but also the way in which they think about music and performing.
This series is designed for those who have an interest or even a passion for music – but feel they don't know how it works. If you have ever said 'I love music, but I'm not musical' - this is for you!
The interactive series will be presented in a non-patronising fashion that excludes unnecessary technical terms and allows the participants to ask questions and explore what goes on in the minds of musicians, during rehearsals and performances. The locations will be intimate and the performers will be – as the title suggests – UpClose.
The Journey of Music
The second offering of MusicUpClose will take place over six weeks and will delve into a 400-year journey from music of the Renaissance to the Romantic era with a weekly focus on a prominent instrument from that period.
Why not have a look at our all new Presenters Gallery to see all those presenting this series?
In addition, we're very pleased to announce that we have been awarded funding from the Lucille Graham Trust towards our next series.
Tickets for each session are priced at £10. Single Sessions can be booked by clicking the links on the individual session below, or by paying on the door on the night.
Session One: Raised Voices
Wednesday 17 April 2013, 19.30 - 21.00
Presenter: William Lyons
Session Two: Clarion Call
Wednesday 24 April 2013, 19.30 - 21.00
Session Three: Plucked & Hammered
Wednesday 1 May 2013, 19.30 - 21.00
Presenter: Roderick Swanston
Session Four: Bow Waves
Wednesday 8 May 2013, 19.30 - 21.00
Presenter: Jonathan Byers
Session Five: Dramatic Crescendo
Wednesday 15 May 2013, 19.30 - 21.00
Presenter: Richard Sisson
Session Six: Collision Course
Wednesday 22 May 2013, 19.30 - 21.00
Presenter: Tom Hammond
English Chamber Choir
Sun 26 May, 18.30
Conductor: Guy Protheroe
Pianists: Simon Callaghan & Hiro Takenouchi
- Schubert: Ständchen D920
- Schubert: Gebet D815
- Schubert: Marches Caractéristiques D968b
- Brahms: Liebeslieder Waltzes Op.52
- Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine Op.11
- Fauré: Madrigal Op.35
- Britten: Gloriana Op.53: Choral Dances
- Sellars: Kissing Songs
The English Chamber Choir celebrates its Fortieth Anniversary in 2012. For nearly four decades, the English Chamber Choir, and its conductor Guy Protheroe, have been at the forefront of the English choral tradition and London’s musical life. One of the best known and busiest groups of its size, the Choir prides itself on the variety of its repertoire and the diversity of its engagements.
£9 tickets, £4 for full-time students (free entry for under-16s)
Doors open at 17.30. Start 18.30