London Contemporary Voices Choir
London’s leading alternative choir hosts its third annual summer concert at Union Chapel with special guests Amber Run, virtuoso beatboxer Reeps One, producer Guy Sigsworth (Björk, Imogen Heap) and experimental singer Martin Grech. The evening will feature unique arrangements of songs by pioneering artists, premieres of new work and rare guest appearances. The 100 piece choir will also perform a special tribute to tragic singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley to mark the 20th anniversary of his death, plus a unique choral version of Radiohead’s “Paranoid Android”, ahead of the hotly-anticipated re-release of OK Computer.
“The effect that London Contemporary Voices have when they sing on anything is absolutely spine-tingling”
(Edith Bowman, Virgin Radio UK)
Leading alternative choir London Contemporary Voices will return to Union Chapel for its third annual summer concert at the Union Chapel in Islington. The choir will be showcasing its specialisms in alternative, leftfield and electronic music and audiences will be treated to original arrangements of songs by popular artists including Bon Iver, Woodkid, SOHN, Marika Hackman, Ásgeir, Agnes Obel, RY X and Ólafur Arnalds.
The choir will be joined by band Amber Run, virtuoso beatboxer Reeps One and acclaimed producer/composer Guy Sigsworth who is known for his collaborations with Björk, Imogen Heap and Eric Whitacre. The show will include a premiere of Guy Sigsworth’s latest project Stet, featuring the voices of LCV’s founder Anil Sebastian and experimental singer Martin Grech (of Open Heart Zoo fame).
The title of this year’s concert “Confluence” is a play on the idea of two or more rivers coming together, and the coming together of people to form a throng (in this case a choir). The theme of water is also carried throughout the musical programme, most poignantly in the song “Grace” by Jeff Buckley, who tragically drowned in the Wolf River 20 years ago on 29th May 1997. Buckley is cited as a major influence on band Radiohead and by way of reference the choir will also perform a choral version of Radiohead’s song Paranoid Android; aptly timed ahead of Radiohead’s Glastonbury headline a fortnight later and the much-hyped re-release of their famous album OK Computer.
This will be the choir’s third annual summer show at Union Chapel, where previous guest artists have included Imogen Heap, Manu Delago, Amber Run, Alex Vargas, Aquilo and Shlomo.
London Contemporary Voices is renowned for its collaborations with pioneering artists – including 11 Grammy nominees – and is regularly seen at festivals across the UK, as well as TV and Radio. Previous collaborators include Alt-J, Laura Mvula, James Bay and Eska. The choir is in high demand after a string of successes in 2017 which include featuring on Elbow’s UK No. 1 album Little Fictions, soundtracking Burberry’s Feb 17 campaign and releasing a cover “Praise You” by Fatboy Slim, recorded with artist Hannah Grace at Metropolios Studios (as featured on the current filmic TV ad for Lloyds Bank).
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Saturday 10 June 2017
Union Chapel, Islington
Nearest station Highbury & Islington (2 mins)
Doors: 7.00pm (approx. finish 10.30pm)
Seated concert (unreserved seating – arrive early for the best view)
Tickets £15 from https://www.musicglue.com/union-chapel/events/de0ee6f0-13be-0135-f69d-4e024310f54d
Thu, Jun 10, 2017