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London Song Festival 2018

1918 - Forward and Back

The 2018 London Song Festival focusses on the momentous year of 1918. With a rich tapestry of songs, spoken word and images, we present nine concerts featuring some of the most exciting young prize-winning singers in the country to celebrate the centenaries of giants Claude Debussy, Leonard Bernstein and Nelson Mandela, and mark the one hundredth anniversaries of Lili Boulanger, Sir Charles Hubert Parry and Gustav Klimt. We also celebrate the passing into UK law of the Representation of the People Act 1918, that extended the voting franchise and allowed women to vote for the first time. The London Song Festival is collaborating with the Oxford Lieder Festival and the Association of English Singers and Speakers, both of whose outstanding Young Artists and prizewinners will be featured in separate concerts. We are also very excited to be collaborating with the innovative group Art Sung, whose concert on November 14th will feature video projections of paintings as part of a staged event depicting the life of Alma Mahler. We hope you will join us to enjoy these exciting and unusual concerts and celebrate these great people and events with us.

There are two master classes and competitions in the 2018 Festival. The first, given by Sally Burgess, is devoted to Lieder and is sponsored by the Schubert Society of Britain. The second, given by Roger Vignoles, concentrates on British Song and is supported by the British Music Society.  

"A gorgeous concert"


"Really enjoyable evening, well put together programme"

"Excellent concert"

"Superb! Thoroughly enjoyable and beautiful selection of songs and spoken sections"

It was absolutely amazing, thank you so much!

"Always enjoyable and a wonderful opportunity to hear different repertoire"

"Fabulous comedy!"

"Amazing lovely teamwork beautiful we all enjoyed"