Members' special event
Summer concert with the London Philharmonic Choir

Saturday 23 June 2018,
19.30–22.00
Great Court and galleries
Tickets £24
Members £24

To book, call 020 7323 8195

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Experience the sublime sound of the critically acclaimed London Philharmonic Choir as they serenade you with a programme inspired by the Museum's collection in the iconic Great Court of the British Museum.

The London Philharmonic Choir will use music and song to transport you from the banks of the Thames, through the fields of Tipperary, across the windswept Isle of Lewis, to an enchanted hill in Mold.

The evening will also feature the première of a specially commissioned piece by composer Paul Fincham, inspired by the Museum’s Celtic objects.

Working under conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Mark Elder, Daniele Gatti, Simon Rattle, Georg Solti and Franz Welser-Möst, the Choir has always met with critical acclaim. Widely regarded as one of the nation’s finest choirs, they perform regularly with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and other world-class orchestras at major venues and festivals throughout the year.

Your evening begins in the Egyptian Sculpture Gallery where you will enjoy drinks and refreshments. You will also have the opportunity to treat yourself or pick up the perfect gift in the luxury Grenville Room.

£24 for Members and their guests, including a complimentary drink. Members may purchase tickets for up to six guests. Age 16+.

Important information
The performance runs for 90 minutes, including a 30-minute interval. Ticket holders may arrive from 19.00 through the Main entrance on Great Russell Street. Ticket holders who are in the Museum at closing time (17.30) must leave and re-enter at 19.00. Doors to the Great Court open at 19.25.

Seating is provided for the duration of the performance and is unreserved, available on a first-come, first-served basis. The performance begins at 19.30 and latecomers will not be permitted entry.

A pay bar will be available in the Egyptian Sculpture Gallery (Room 4) before the event and during the interval serving drinks and refreshments.

If you have any access requirements, contact the Membership Office before booking on friends@britishmuseum.org or 020 7323 8195.

Tickets are subject to availability and are non-refundable.

Sneak preview

Previously Music Director of Cambridge Footlights, Paul Fincham is the winner of Best Original Score at last year's London International Filmmakers Festival. For a sneak preview of the music you will be treated to at this summer's concert, listen to the composer's previous work below, inspired by the Scottish mountain of Suilven.

Age: 16+


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London Philharmonic Choir. Photo: Benedict Johnson.