The Gallery Singers Friday – Spirituals In The Tunnel

The Gallery Singers Friday 31st of March 2107Following their wonderful concerts in 2013, 2014 and 2015 the Gallery Singers return to the Thames Tunnel Shaft to present an evening of music ‘Spirituals in the Tunnel’.

Celebrating the superb talents of Sir Michael Tippett, born 111 years ago this year. The spirituals formed part of a larger work ‘A Child of our Time’. Tippett got the inspired idea to centre the work around the spirituals from hearing them on the wireless.


Sir Michael Tippett – Spirituals

  1.  Steal Away
  2. Nobody Knows
  3. Go Down, Moses
  4. By and by
  5. Deep River

The rest of the concert will be formed of a number of other spirituals mostly arranged by the late great Moses Hogan who would have been 60 this year and ?riks Ešenvalds‘s Amazing Grace

  Book tickets in advance here £8 plus 80p online booking fee
Tickets on the door £10. Payment only by cash or cheque.

The Thames Tunnel Underground Shaft is below ground: the air is cool so please dress warmly.

About The Gallery Singers

The Gallery Singers are a auditioned Brixton based choir who rehearse on a Thursday evening. We formed in May 2010 with the ambition to create a young, enthusiastic choir, with a professional etiquette and a real passion for singing. What has emerged is a mix of old acquaintances and new friends, all keen to make beautiful music and have a well-deserved post-rehearsal pint.  @Gallery_Singers  GallerySingers


About The Brunel Museum

A museum, art gallery and events space. This amazing landmark in Rotherhithe village is a culture hub in this part of south London with an all year around series of music concerts, theatre and performances. The Brunel Museum is open seven days a week from 10:00 until 17:00 and later for special events (see publicity). Entry to the Brunel Museum is £6 and £4 for concessions. Children under 16 free of charge. Entry to Great Eastern launch ramps is free. Special events are priced separately.

Grand Entrance Hall

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©JackHobhouse / Brunel Museum

Grade II* listed structure and the world’s first caisson. The chamber is half the size of Shakespeare’s Globe, and is open again for the first time in a hundred and fifty years. This is where work on the tunnel began, and where Isambard Kingdom Brunel nearly drowned. When it opened in 1843 it was the world’s most popular visitor attraction, with a million visitors in the first three months. There are guided tours every lunchtime, and regular music and theatre events, but entry is by half size doorway and temporary staircase. Work has begun to convert the chamber into gallery and performance space and the centrepiece of the Museum.

You come by boat to the museum at 10.45 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays,Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays or by walking tours on Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays. See guided walking tour from Bermondsey or Embankment tube stations.

Brunel Museum | Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe, London, SE16 4LF

020 7231 3840  @BrunelMuseum  BrunelMuseum


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