BBC Singers | Cutty Sark Anniversary Concerts

Cutty Sark Closure

Cutty Sark will be closed to visitors on Sunday 10 March 2019 due to the "Vitality Big Half Marathon". The ship will be open as usual again from Monday 11 March. Find further information on The Big Half

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Date and time: 
Fri 08 Mar 2019 | Doors open 7pm | Show starts 8pm
Cutty Sark, Sammy Ofer gallery
Cutty Sark Theatre

Join the BBC Singers and world music fusion band Kabantu on 8 March to celebrate the start of Cutty Sark's 150th anniversary! 

Celebrating 150 years

To mark Cutty Sark's 150th anniversary, Cutty Sark Theatre will be hosting an array of performances and events through 2019-2020 to celebrate her history. Kickstarting this year of cultural delights is a special concert from BBC Singers to celebrate Cutty Sark's place in trade history and her many connections across the globe that make her such an iconic national treasure to this very day.

Concert details

World music fusion band Kabantu collaborates with the BBC Singers to explore music that exists beyond boundaries. Bringing together music celebrating the Cutty Sark’s trade routes from multiple countries and eras, it is set to be a voyage full of energy and excitement!

Kabantu is a quintet from Manchester who unravels new marriages of music from around the globe to celebrate the space where different cultures meet.

The BBC Singers are an exciting vocal group who perform everything from sacred vocal music to world premieres by composers such as Laura Mvula.

Both groups have performed at an array of venues and festivals across the UK and beyond including the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, but this is the first season they perform at a ship.

Prepare to be amazed by the unique coming together of musical styles in an unexpected location.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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