Concerts

Concerts take place in our two wonderful performance spaces – the museum itself and the Thames Tunnel Shaft

The Thames Tunnel Shaft

The Thames Tunnel Shaft is a huge underground chamber, half the size of Shakespeare’s Globe, directly above the railway. Before the trains came, the shaft echoed with applause for acrobats, tightrope walkers and serenaders performing in the tunnel. Now the shaft is a unique and stunning concert venue. Time Out listed the shaft as one of ‘London’s magical music venues’ and Radio 4 described it as an ‘underground cathedral’ .

The Museum

In the autumn and winter months concerts take place in the intimate setting of the museum itself. The museum has a wonderful acoustic, a lovely Bechstein grand piano and a welcoming bar!

Hieronymus in the Thames Tunnel Shaft: Saturday 11 April 2015 7.30pm

Join Hieronymus for their London debut, an exciting performance of J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion. Using a lean, eighteen-piece ensemble, this promises to be an intimate and intense account of Bach’s most dramatic passion setting, played out in the unique underground surroundings of the Thames Tunnel Shaft at the Brunel Museum.Formed in Birmingham in 2013 by singer, ‘cellist and composer Andrew Hopper, Hieronymus are a flexible and versatile ensemble, made up of some of the country’s most exciting young early music specialists. Particularly interested in performing unusual repertoire, and more common repertoire in unusual locations, Hieronymus are looking to make their mark on London in 2015.Tickets in advance.£12 plus £1.20 online booking fee: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/310021Tickets on the door.£15Payment only by cash or cheque.The Thames Tunnel Shaft is below ground: the air is cool so please dress warmly.We regret no wheelchair access is available.

Pop Up Opera Perform Die Entführung in the Brunel Museum Thames Tunnel Shaft 16 April 2015 – 17 April 2015

The Pop Up Opera Company will perform Mozart’s comedy Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio) in the Thames Tunnel Shaft at the Brunel Museum, Rotherhithe.

Mozart’s comedy about two young men, Belmonte and Pedrillo, attempting to rescue their lovers Konstanze and Blonde from an Ottoman harem. All kinds of high jinks and mishaps occur as they don disguises, make merry with the servants and sing an ode to Bacchus god of wine, in an attempt to save their beloveds. The music contains some of Mozart’s most spectacular and virtuoso arias, and is richly embroidered with his interpretation of Turkish music. An opulent and highly entertaining treat.

Language: German

Captions: English

Buy tickets for Thursday 16th April at 7.30pm here

Buy tickets for Friday 17th April at 7.30pm here

For information on the Pop Up Opera company visit their website here

The Gallery Singers in the Thames Tunnel Shaft: Saturday 25 April 2015

Following their wonderful concerts in 2013 and 2014, the Gallery Singers return to the Thames Tunnel Shaft to sing a programme including “Lux Aeterna” by Morten Lauridsen.The Gallery Singers are a group of 15-20 singers who rehearse at the Institute of Education, Russell Square.  You can check out their website for further information about the group http://gallerysingersuk. wordpress.com.

Tickets in advance

£8 plus 80p online booking fee: http://www.wegottickets. com/event/308114Tickets on the door
£10Payment only by cash or cheque.
The Thames Tunnel Underground Shaft is below ground: the air is cool so please dress warmly.We regret no wheelchair access is available.The Canorum Trio in the Brunel Museum: Wednesday 6 May 2015 7.30pm

The Canorum Trio (clarinet,viola and piano) would like to welcome their audience for an evening of wonderful chamber music performed in the beautiful surroundings of this historically significant venue. This group of outstanding Lithuanian musicians will present works by Mozart, Germanavicius and Uhl. The well-crafted eclectic programme will allow listeners to fully appreciate and enjoy the unique sound and versatility of this  exciting combination of instruments

.The Canorum Trio

Antanas Makstutis-Clarinet
Ugne Tiskute-Viola
Jelena Makarova-Piano
Mozart. Trio in E Flat Major ‘Kegelstatt’ KV 498
Germanavicius. ‘Crumbling Words’
Uhl. ‘Kleines Konzert’
Tickets in advance.£10 plus £1 online booking fee: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/310173Tickets on the door.£12Payment only by cash or cheque.Please note that this concert will take place in the museum (not the Thames Tunnel Shaft).

The Mystery of Reality in the Brunel Museum: Friday 5 June 2015 7.30pm
Poetry by Roger McGough, Rober Graves, Audrey Ardern-Jones, William Shakespeare, Adélia Prado, Jessie Pope, Eva Dobel, Winifred May Letts, William Blake, Robert Frost, and others.
Music by Jacques Ibert, Ferdinando Carulli, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Giuseppe Verdi, Claude Debussy, Mario Ferraro, Chiquinha Gonzaga, Marin Marais, Eric Satie, J. S. Bach, and others.
The marriage of Poetry and Music opens the doors to a new universe, in which the mysteries of our lives can be further gauged and, perhaps, explained. From the glittering insignificance of a minute ant strolling around a person’s neck to the thick, heaving mud of the war, this marriage reaches far beyond the merely describable; it reaches the very essence of our own multifaceted realities, the ones we create and destroy every day, departing from the realm of possible to land where mystery lies in wings of insects, colours, bullets. Somewhere where we’re mystery and mystery is everywhere.
POETRY & MUSIC ENSEMBLE
The Poetry & Music Ensemble
Reading: Audrey Ardern-Jones
Music: Lucas Jordan (flute) & Fabricio Mattos (guitar)
Tickets in advance.£10 plus £1 online booking fee: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/310022Tickets on the door.£12Payment only by cash or cheque.
Please note that this concert will take place in the museum (not the Thames Tunnel Shaft).

Musicians interested in playing here, or those that have played here before and would like to return, are warmly invited to contact us. Our venues are also available for recordings and rehearsals: please email info@brunel-museum.org.uk for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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