Upcoming Events

Sternklang @ Music for Cologne with Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

30.04.20 | POSTPONED Due to COVID19

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group & Das Neue Ensemble  partner up to perform Karlheinz Stockhausen's Sternklang as part of the ACHT BRÜCKEN | EIGHT BRIDGES - Music for Cologne Festival, which every year brings contemporary music to the city since its start in 2011.

Described as a "twilight fantasy", Sternklang (Star Sound, in English) is conceived as an outdoor performance, under an open sky with a clear view of the stars so that the singers and instrumentalists, who are distributed as spatially far apart groups in the sound field, can read some of their notes directly from the firmament.

Duncan House @ KLANG Festival with Plus-Minus Ensemble

November 2020 TBA | Rescheduled due to COVID19

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Past Events

Illuminate Women's Music

Tour 2019

Programme will include new works by composers Joanna Ward, Sarah Westwood, Yfat Soul Zisso, Blair Boyd, Caroline Bordignon and Angela Elizabeth Slater, featured alongside historical works by Barbara Strozzi, Rebecca Clarke, Ruth Crawford Seeger, Vivian Fine and many more!

Bangor University | Second International Conference on Women’s Work in Music

Centrala Birmingham

St Michael's Church, & University College, Oxford

Huddersfield University

Queens Lecture Theatre, Cambridge

WEAR | Opera in the City Festival

23 & 24 08.19 | Bridewell Theatre @ 19.30

Combining contemporary music with high fashion and dance, WEAR is an award-nominated opera about fashion at the end of the world: in a future where the commercial use of time-machine technology has ripped the universe apart. 

Performing the role of The Writer

Duncan House | Tête à Tête Opera Festival

09.08.19 & 10.08.19 | Secret Location, 14.30 & 19.30

Notes on the communal message board. Junk mail. Graffiti. Messages from the inner life of an apartment block, hinting at loneliness, isolation, and troubled communication.


Collected by Danish composer Rasmus Zwicki during his three-year stay in London, the notes introduced him to British society, culture and language between the 2016 Brexit referendum and the 2019 Article 50 deadline.


Performed at a secret site-specific location, this is a unique outsider’s perspective of modern Britain.

Myth as Inspiration

08.07.19 | Hellenic Centre, London @ 19.15

A selection of musical works inspired by Greek Mythology which reflects upon the narrative of Life and Death. Our exploration of these themes begins with Manos Hadjidakis’ lyrically beautiful Song of Eurydice, then turns to two of Iannis Xenakis’ eerie masterpieces, Kottos and Charisma. We close with the première of a new song cycle by Dimitrios Rontsis, based on Homeric Hymns.

Wheeling Past the Stars by Param Vir

16.04.2019 | Birmingham Conservatory and BCMG

Workshop day for the ISM, featuring Param Vir in conversation about his Tagore settings for soprano and cello.

The Tsar Wants his Photograph Taken

04.05.2019 | Bloomsbury Theatre @ 7:30pm

Performing the role of Angèle

Presented by UCL Hebrew and Jewish Studies 
By Kurt Weill and Georg Kaiser, and translated by Leo Doulton

Conducted by Johann Stuckenbruck

Harmoniae Naturales IV with Orpheus Sinfonia

01.02.2019 | St George's Hanover Square @ 7:30pm

...Like shining from Shook Foil for solo soprano and orchestra

Harmoniae Naturales IV (premiere) for soprano, tenor, overtone singers and orchestra

Music by Nicholas Korth

Ubu Ensemble: Berio Folk Songs

11.11.2018 | The Drawing Room @ 1pm

Berio Folk Songs with the Ubu Ensemble

Music Theatre Wales: Passion

Touring from 11.10.2018 to 10.11.2018

​Covering the role of Lei in Pascal Dusapin's opera Passion.


'Music Theatre Wales and National Dance Company Wales present PASSION, a new dance-opera by Pascal Dusapin, created in collaboration with the London Sinfonietta and EXAUDI

Bind me—I still can sing—.

12.06.2018 | Royal Naval College Chapel, Trinity Laban @ 1pm

Libby Larsen - Chanting To Paradise (1997)

Vítězslava Kaprálová - Navzdy (Forever) op. 12 (1936-1937)

Lili Boulanger - Clairières dans le ciel (selections) (1915)

Clare Elton - Escape (2017)

Kate Soper - Only The Words Themselves Mean What They Say (2010-2011)

Mairi Grewar, piano

Antonia Berg, Flute

Anthems for Queer Youth

14.05.2018 | Silk Street Music Hall, Guildhall School of Music and Drama @ 8pm

'Over the course an hour, this performance explores these questions, weaving together a brand-new large-scale vocal piece by Robert Reid Allan with older music by LGBTQ+ composers and writers and a specially-devised performance from Glasgow-based performance art collective Savage Parade, together tracing the history of the development of queer identities in art and pointing the way to a better future for queer kids to come.' 

Patricia Auchterlonie, soprano
Robert Reid Allan, piano
Savage Parade
Alex Tay, projection mapping
Gareth Mattey, director

Pairs: music for voice and one instrument

22.04.2018 | Courtauld Gallery @ 3pm

2021 takes over the Courtauld Gallery with music for vocal and instrumental pairings.

Kate Soper: Only the Words Themselves Mean What They Say (2010-2011) for soprano and flute

Matthew Olyver: Purest White on the Sea of Heaven (2018: premiere) for soprano and flute

Filthy Lucre: Lingua Ignota

24.02.2018 @ 7:30pm | Hackney Showroom

Borough New Music: My life by water

27.02.2018 @ 1pm | St George the Martyr, Borough

Harrison Birtwistle – Nine Settings of Lorine Niedecker (1998-2000)
André Previn – Four Songs for Soprano, Cello and Piano (selection) (1994)
Alessandro Viale  – Ich habe dich so lieb (2012)

plus works for cello & piano by Lutoslawski, Berio and Vito Palumbo


Patricia Auchterlonie (soprano), Urška Horvat (cello), Clare Simmonds (piano)

London Contemporary Music Festival: Ragnar Kjartansson - An die Musik

3.12.2017 @ 1-8pm | Ambika P3, Westminster University

'A sculpture in sound. Radically repurposing one of Schubert's most famous songs, subjecting its melodies to extended repetition and multiplication, acclaimed Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson presents the UK premiere of An die Musik, one of his transformative day-long performance pieces.
Kjartansson's work is on one level a feat of endurance. On another it's an alchemical act of making music three-dimensional, of using durational extremes to melt one art form down and reshape it into another.'

Borough New Music Series 3: haikus for four

28.11.2017 @ 1pm | St George the Martyr, Borough

Eva-Maria Houben - haikus for four 

Patricia Auchterlonie, voice - Antonia Berg, flute - Yoanna Prodanova - cello, Ben Smith - piano

Borough New Music Series 3: Saariaho - Haas - Emmerson

14.11.2017 @ 1pm | St George the Martyr, Borough

​Lonh- Kaija Saariaho
Georg Friedrich Haas - Ein Schattenspiel
Simon Emmerson - Time Past IV

    with Ben Smith, piano and Chris McCormack, electronics​

Clocks, Clouds and Delusions

10.11.2017 | Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Music Hall

UBU Ensemble, directed by Simon Wills

John Woolrich - Spalanzani's Daughter  
Ligeti - Kammerkonzert
Maxwell Davies - Miss Donnithorne's Maggot

Borough New Music Series 3: Last Words

07.11.2017 @ 1pm | St. George the Martyr, Borough

Salvatore Sciarrino - Due melodie per soprano e pianoforte

Ben Smith - New Work
Kate Soper - Only the words themselves mean what they say
Salvatore Sciarrino - Ultime rose (from Vanitas)

      With Ben Smith, Yoanna Prodanova, and Antonia Berg​

This is Rattle: Ades

18.09.2017 @ 7:30 pm | Milton Court Concert Hall

9 Settings of Celan- Harrison Birtwistle

With the Guildhall New Music Ensemble, conducted by Richard Baker

An Assembly: Music for Large Ensemble, Voice and Electronics

16.05.17 @ 7pm | City, University of London

An Assembly presents music for large ensembles, voices and electronics by some of the UK’s most exciting young composers, with a handful of UK and world premiere performances

Directed by Jack Sheen.

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