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Past Events

Jane Manning & Anthony Payne @ The British Library

01.05.2024 | 2:00 pm

A concert to celebrate the acquisition of archival material relating to the lives and work of Jane & Tony. Performing works for

voice, viola, flute & horn by Nicola Lefanu, Erika Fox, Sally Beamish, Rhian Samuels, Elisabeth Lutyens, Judith Weir

and Thea Musgrave.

VOICEBOX @ Aberdeen Sound Festival

02.04.23 - 06.04.23

The third residency week for the inagural year-long VOICEBOX course, devised and hosted by Juliet Fraser.

more info here!

loomeweight @ eavesdropping

21.03.2024 - 24.03.2024 | Cafe Oto

loomeweight will be in residence with eavesdropping as part of their provocation series! loomeweight is an unfolding installation performed by Hester Dart & Patricia Auchterlonie exploring folk traditions, handicraft, failure, climate change, micro/macro transformation and process. More info about loomeweight here - tickets for eavesdropping here!

Musarc & Keiji Haino

11.03.2024 | St John on Bethnal Green

A small form of Musarc Ensemble collaborating with Keiji Haino as part of a 3-day residency with Cafe Oto. Tickets are sold out.

Last Days | LA Phil

06.02.2024 | Walt Disney Concert Hall

Music by Oliver Leith

Libretto by Matt Copson and Oliver Leith

Directed by Anna Morrissey and Matt Copson

Tickets available here

VOICEBOX @ City University

10.02.24 - 12.02.24

The second residency week for the inagural year-long VOICEBOX course, devised and hosted by Juliet Fraser.

"Oh, Bobby!" A Christmas Panto | BBC Radio 3 Broadcast


A brand-new, experimental Christmas pantomime composed by Adam de la Cour, performed by a crack troupe of new music practitioners, including Neil Luck, Lori Lixenberg, Alwynne Pritchard and more. This is an unashamedly absurd take on a traditional panto, it will appeal to fans of the experimental and those who revel in the ridiculous.

... to bring the moonlight into a chamber | Sir John Soane's Museum


After sunset, the Museum's first Artist-in-Residence Sam Belinfante will present an ambulatory performance of new and found music and theatre, playing with the ways in which the Museum and Soane himself are both illuminated and elucidated. Featuring the work of Musarc choir, Heather Roche & Scott McLaughlin.


VOICEBOX @ Britten Pears Arts

25.09.23 - 30.09.23 | Snape Maltings

The first residency week for the inagural year-long VOICEBOX course, devised and hosted by Juliet Fraser. More info here!

The Conductor as Dramaturg | Britten Pears

22.08.23 - 27.08.23

Working with resident young conductors at  Britten Pears on excerpts from Oliver Leith’s Last Days.

IMPULS Festival for Contemporary Music

26.07.23 - 01.08.23 | Graz, Austria


in mia vita da vuolp for voice + baritone saxophone - Beat Furrer

   with saxophonist Miguel Fernandez

Akusmata - Beat Furrer

Die wimpern himbeerfarben mondes marienau - Klaus Lang

    with IEMA Ensemble & Cantando Admont

                       attendance supported by Help Musicians.

Pfeiffertag | Musarc Choir

24.06.23 @ St Paul's Bow Common

Music directing for the wonderful Musarc Choir. Performing Terry Riley's in C, Messiaen's O Sacrum Convivum, Lin Chiwei's Tape Music and workshopping/performing new works by Neil Luck and Jan Hendrickse.

The long, very long Journey | Kunsthalle Wien

13.05.23 @ 4pm

 A performance as part of Laure Provost's exhibition Ohmmm age Oma je ohomma mama, in collaboration with Sam Belinfante. Prouvost explores the figure of the grandmother as ancestor and trailblazer, transforming the exhibition space into a theatre of objects, memories, and imagination.

Pond Corpse | Musarc Choir

29.04.23 @ 5.30 | Rose Lipman Building

workshopping, vocal coaching & performing new works by Jack Sheen, Eleanor Cully Boehringer & HNRI with Standard Issue

hcmf shorts


Premiering new works for voice and piano by Evan Johnson with pianist Ben Smith at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

Last Days | Royal Opera House Linbury Theatre

7, 8, 10 & 11 October 2022

Music by Oliver Leith    |     Libretto by Matt Copson and Oliver Leith    |    Directed by Anna Morrissey and Matt Copson

Jane & Tony Celebration | Colourscape & EyeMusic Trust

11.08.22  | Clapham Common

Performing works by Judith Weir, Simon Emmerson, Elisabeth Lutyens, Naresh Sohal & Alison Bauld in a celebration of the lives of Jane Manning & Anthony Payne. The concert features members of Jane's Minstrels directed by Roger Montgomery.

Sternklang | Birmingham Contemporary Music Group 

27.08.22 | Schlosspark Brühl

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group & Das Neue Ensemble  partner up to perform Karlheinz Stockhausen's Sternklang in Brühl.

Where the Wild Things Are | Shadwell Opera & Bamberg Symphony

1, 2 & 3 July 2022 | Bamberg Konzerthalle

Performing the role of Max in Oliver Knussen's s Where the Wild Things Are.

Violet | Music Theatre Wales & Britten Pears Arts

Tour, Summer 2022

Covering the role of Violet in Tom Coult & Alice Birch's new opera. Directed by Jude Christian.

Masterclass with Dame Ann Murray | Aldeburgh Festival & BPYA | 06.06.2022

Performing works by Clara Schumann & Alban Berg with Hebba Benyaghla, pianist.

Honkus @ Bermondsey Project Space


Honkus presents works for voice and saxophone by Philippe Leroux, Neil Luck, Meredith Monk, Karin Rehnqvist, Joanna Ward, & Walter Zimmermann.

PLUS new works by Cameron Dodds & Christopher Fox.

A Visit With Friends | Snape Maltings

February 2022

Workshop of a new opera by Colin Matthews

Haydn's Creation | Dissenter's Chorus & Elastic Band

19.10.2021 @ St Mathias Church

Soloist with Dissenter's Chorus & Elastic band presenting Haydn's Creation & other works.

RUNE  | Tête à Tête Opera Festival 

17.08.2021 @ Hackney Round Chapel

Premiere of a new techno-fashion opera by Alastair White.

Patricia Auchterlonie & Simone Ibbett-Brown, voices

Ben Smith, Joseph Havlat & Siwan Rys, pianos

Words from Abroad | Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

22.10.2020 @ 13.oo & 16.oo @ CBSO Centre Birmingham

A concert to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Romanian-born poet Paul Celan, featuring the three prize-winning compositions from the international composition competition in partnership with Ensemble o/modernt as well as other works.

Patricia Auchterlonie | voice    John Reid | piano      Alexandra Wood | violin      Ulrich Heinen | cello

Sternklang with Birmingham Contemporary Music Group 

29.08.20 | Hannover Berggarteny

Illuminate Women's Music | Tour Autumn 2019  

Snape Maltings, Bangor University, Huddersfield University, University College Oxford, Emmanuel College Cambridge, Centrala Birmingham

Compositions for voice and string quartet, including 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.

WEAR | Opera in the City Festival 

23 & 24 08.19 | Bridewell Theatre @ 19.30 

Composed by Alistair White, 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 with Plus-Minus ensemble and Ensemble Lydenskap for Tete-a-Tete festival.


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.
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 

Works for 13 voices and 3 synthesizers, including compositions by Vivier, Xenakis and more.

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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