Lewisham Music Summer Gala


Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX

£10 – £18 (25% off for concessions)


Join us for an evening of instrumental and vocal music presented by young musicians from Lewisham. Showcasing a range of instrumental and vocal groups from across the borough, the Summer Gala is a high-energy and exciting celebration of the vibrancy and quality of music-making in Lewisham and includes the premiere of Endurance by James Redwood and Hazel Gould, a brand-new vocal work for 1000 singers.


Endurance. The story of a restless soul, a 28-man crew, and a long journey home…


Endurance is a set of new and exciting songs that tell the story of Ernest Shackleton – the explorer whose family moved to Lewisham when he was just ten years old and whose adventurous spirit took him on wild adventures to the far side of the globe. Written for massed primary choir, secondary singers (with changed and unchanged voices) and band, two professional soloists will take on the roles of Shackleton and a storyteller who will guide us through this unbelievable journey. Drawing on musical styles ranging from sea shanties to pop songs, music theatre to opera, Endurance is a mixture of satisfying and quick-to-learn choruses alongside more nuanced songs to stimulate and challenge young voices. The final performance will be a feast for the senses with hundreds of musicians coming together to tell the tale of one of Lewisham’s bravest, boldest, most fearless sons.





Groups of more than 10 receive 10% off tickets, and groups of more than 20 receive 15% off tickets to this performance. The discount applies only to full price tickets in the £14 price band.


We hope you can join us for the event!