FREE LACFextra series announced

At every London A Cappella Festival, a range of  LACFextra events allow audiences and festival-goers to participate in and enjoy FREE performances and interactive events at Kings Place for the ultimate LACF experience.

This year the line up includes:

SHOWCASE PERFORMANCES
In our ever-popular showcase performance series, we welcome talented singers from the UK and beyond who will showcase their talents on our foyer stage at Kings Place. 
including:

- The Rolling Tones
- The Gold Vocal Collective
- The Single Singers (if you'd like to join the Single Singers, please email Emily May 't Hoen and Annemarie Homan at: info@thesinglesingers.com)
- Kor Vocal Ensemble (Sardinia)
- Evoke
- Aquapella
- Vocal Dimension Chorus
- NoVI
plus more!

WORKSHOP: Beating The Blank Page with Edward Randell of The Swingles
A workshop for songwriters or anyone who's thought about bringing original songs into their group’s repertoire. Creating a song from scratch can be an intimidating prospect, but every singer has the capacity to do it. Using games and exercises to kick-start creativity, Edward Randell of The Swingles shows you some ways to generate ideas and write music and lyrics in a matter of minutes.
 
LACFextra KIDS:
Free events for the next generation of a cappella singers to enjoy, including:
Pram Chorus
Pembroke Academy of Music
Finchley Children's Music Group
...plus more!


Timings will be announced shortly.

Announcing Gareth Malone OBE as our Festival Patron

The London A Cappella Festival is thrilled to announce British choirmaster and broadcaster Gareth Malone OBE as its Festival Patron.

Known widely as the face of the British choral scene, Gareth has helped popularise vocal music across the UK and beyond through his hugely successful TV series, concert tours and recordings. He is renowned for his appearances on BBC Two’s The Choir, The Choir: Military Wives, and The Naked Choir and BBC One’s Pitch Battle. He has been a supporter and regular attendee of the London A Cappella Festival for several years and has worked with many past and present festival performers, including festival co-hosts The Swingles, with whom he recently did a hugely successful nationwide tour.

“I'm thrilled and honoured to be a Patron of the London A Cappella Festival.  I have been attending this event over the last few years and am hugely inspired by the quality and ambition of work on display.  It's great to be working again with The Swingles who lead the way and are able to bring so many extraordinary voices together for this excellent festival.  I can't wait!” Gareth Malone

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Gareth will be in attendance at this year’s festival which takes place at Kings Place and LSO St Luke’s.

The Beatbox Collective on the Kings Place Podcast

Three members of our headline act The Beatbox Collective feature on the latest Kings Place podcast, speaking to Ben Eshmade about their individual sounds, tonque-twisting techniques and the confidence to beatbox on stage.

The 2015 World Beatbox Champions The Beatbox Collective will perform at the London A Cappella Festival on Friday 26th January - don't miss the chance to see these incredible performers on the LACF stage. Click here for more details.

London A Cappella Festival 2018: headliners announced and tickets on sale

The London A Cappella Festival 2018 returns with a star-studded line up of international headliners and vocal supergroups, bringing together the best a cappella talent from across the globe to showcase the incredible power of the human voice.

Tickets are available from just £9.50 online, and Festival Passes can be purchased by calling the Kings Place box office (020 7520 1490).

This year’s programme features global jazz superstars New York Voices, all-female powerhouse Musae, world beatbox champions The Beatbox Collective, sublime vocals from The Tallis Scholars, internationally acclaimed throat singers Huun-Huur-Tu, award-winning sextet Estonian Voices, and festival co-hosts The Swingles.

The 2018 festival is jam-packed with headline acts, cutting edge ensembles, showcase performances, talks, and free interactive pop-ups, as well as the return of LACF Kids. Singers and music-lovers of all ages and abilities are also invited to join industry experts in our series of popular All Things Vocal Workshops.

We are also thrilled to welcome our Festival Partner, National Youth Choirs of Great Britain.

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