We welcome 2019 with the launch of Venus Unwrapped, our year-long celebration of music by women, a bumper edition of London A Capella Festival and much more.

Thu 10 Jan

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, featuring Mary Bevan

Star of Venice: Barbara Strozzi + Claudio Monteverdi

Classical / Venus Unwrapped

Star soprano Mary Bevan is the soloist in Strozzi’s sensuous solo songs in their 17th-century Venetian context. Also with Monteverdi’s spectacular Madrigals (Book VIII) alongside those by Strozzi.

Fri 11 Jan 

Janina Fialkowska

Chopin and the French Classics

Classical / Master Series

The eminent Canadian pianist presents an exquisite Parisian menu prefacing a Chopin sequence with works by Debussy, Fauré, Ravel and Poulenc.

Sat 12 Jan

Cate Le Bon

Contemporary / Venus Unwrapped

Now based in Los Angeles, Cate Le Bon is one of Wales’ greatest exports. She is celebrated for her playful lyricism and inventive guitar-pop melodies married with post-punk grit and experimentalism.

Wed 16 Jan 

Not Mortals, But Angels:
The Flowering of Convent Music

Musica Secreta at St Pancras Church

Classical / Venus Unwrapped

From the songs by Hildegard of Bingen, via the French and Spanish medieval convents, to the flowering of polyphony in the convents of Renaissance Italy...

Thu 17 Jan 

Nik Void &
Ashley Paul

Contemporary / Venus Unwrapped

Guest curators The Quietus showcase a new collaboration between the multi-instrumentalist and composer Ashley Paul and Factory Floor’s Nik Void. Also part of Luminate.

Fri 18 Jan 

Bang on a Can

curated by Julia Wolfe

Contemporary / Venus Unwrapped

Curated by Bang on a Can co-founder Julia Wolfe, New York’s electric Bang on a Can All-Stars return to London with a soulful-explosive-ambient super-mix of the group’s incomparable repertoire.

Sat 19 Jan

Julia Wolfe: Anthracite Fields (UK premiere)

Bang on a Can with BBC Singers

Contemporary / Venus Unwrapped

Bang on a Can All-Stars join the BBC Singers for the UK premiere of Julia Wolfe’s poignant and relentlessly physical Pulitzer Prize-winning oratorio, Anthracite Fields, a musical examination of Pennsylvanian coal-mining industry. 

Wed 23 Jan

Laura Mvula
& Black Voices

London A Cappella Festival

A thrilling new collaboration between internationally-acclaimed composer, singer, and Venus Unwrapped cover star Laura Mvula and Europe’s finest female vocal quintet, Black Voices.

Thu 24 Jan 

The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices

London A Cappella Festival

The Grammy-winning all-female vocal ensemble are famed for bringing a contemporary twist to traditional music, performing modern arrangements of Bulgarian folk melodies.

Wed 30 Jan

Kathy Mattea

‘Pretty Bird’ Album Tour


A sublime acoustic collection from the multi-award-winning artist that marks something of a new era in her 30+-year career. ‘One of Nashville’s finest song interpreters’ The Washington Post


Fri 11 Jan Folk / Venus Unwrapped 

The Local Honeys

Kentuckian Folk Duo

Fri 12 Jan Film / Venus Unwrapped 

Screening: Reel Herstory

The Real Story of Reel Women

Sun 13 Jan London Chamber Music Sundays  

Philippe Graffin & Friends

Beethoven, Fauré, Elgar

Mon 14 Jan Classical 

IMS Prussia Cove: Sándor Végh Memorial Concert, featuring Christoph Richter

Wed 16 Jan Comedy  

The Guilty Feminist with Deborah Frances-White

Thu 17 & Fri 18 Jan Comedy  

David Baddiel: Trolls, not the Dolls (work in progress)

Sat 19 Jan Classical 

Displaced Voices feat. Barber’s Adagio from Orchestra of St John’s

Sun 20 Jan Classical  

Alfred Brendel

Public Masterclass

Sun 20 Jan Folk  

Chris Smither

‘Call Me Lucky’ Album Tour

Fri 25 Jan London A Cappella Festival  

Vocal Sampling

Cuban vocal sextet

Fri 25 Jan Comedy 

Criminal Improv with Sally Hodgkiss, Daniel Roberts, Andy Smart & Amy Cooke-Hodgson

Fri 25 Jan London A Cappella Festival 

University Takeover! The Rolling Tones, The Techtonics & The Bristol Suspensions

Fri 25 Jan Food & Drink

Burns Night London
Whisky-Tasting Evening and Scottish Small Plates in Rotunda

Sat 26 Jan London A Cappella Festival 

Cottontown Chorus & London City Singers

Sat 26 Jan London A Cappella Festival 

London A Cappella Kids Show with Vocal Rush

Sat 26 Jan London A Cappella Festival 

London A Cappella Festival: Workshops

Sat 26 Jan London A Cappella Festival 

London A Cappella Festival:
Kids Workshop

Sat 26 Jan London A Cappella Festival  


US all-male a cappella group

Sun 27 Jan Classical / Words 

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Bach, the Universe & Everything

Sun 27 Jan LCMS / Venus Unwrapped

Tamsin Waley-Cohen

Venus and the Violin I: Rebecca Clarke and her contemporaries

2 Jan – 27 Apr Piano Nobile Kings Place


Jean Cooke: A Modern Venus

16 Jan – 2 Mar Pangolin London


Carl Plackman and His Circle