For all music lovers, South Kensington has plenty to offer from masterclasses, percussion festivals, big bands, classical, world music, live orchestras, music for all the family and so much more.
Enjoy great food, drink and free live music in the Hall’s Verdi – Italian Kitchen the perfect place to wind down, laugh and eat well with friends and family over a bottle of great Italian wine. These concerts take place at lunchtime and dinner - booking in advance is recommended.
The Ismaili Sounds presents Shab-e-Didam, a song in praise of Hazrat Ali. This rendition is performed by the DN Khorog Band from Tajikistan and features original lyrics by the celebrated Persian poet and philosopher, Hafez-e Shirazi.
The Royal Albert Hall’s Afternoon Coffee Club offers older audiences the chance to share in tea, coffee, cake and good company in the comfort of the Elgar Room, with intimate live music performances ranging from smooth jazz to classical. Each event takes place in a relaxing setting, with plenty of seating and the Hall's friendly stewarding team on hand to help you.
Maxim Vengerov, one of the world’s greatest soloists and the RCM’s Polonsky Visiting Professor of Violin, gives an inspiring violin masterclass with talented RCM musicians.
Talented RCM chamber musicians perform RCM alumnus Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's little-known but masterful Clarinet Quintet. In Focus is an RCM initiative to share unique areas of music-making at the College with our audiences. Designed to be watched online, our immersive films offer viewers the chance to experience the warmth, intimacy and richness of chamber music, wherever they are.
The much-loved festive, annual tradition of Guy Barker’s Big Band returns in 2020 for its 5th year with an evening of swinging, soulful celebrations of big band music with a Christmas twist! Guy Barker’s inimitable mixture of jazz classics, unearthed treasures and Christmas oddities will put a swing in your step as the festive season kicks-off.
Join the nation’s favourite choral composer for another joyful celebration of Christmas as he conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. With sing-along carols, rousing fanfares, Yuletide classics and more, this firm festive favourite is guaranteed to fill you with sparkle and cheer.
The celebrated Royal Choral Society was formed as part of the Royal Albert Hall’s official opening, and the 150-strong choir has performed every Christmas since 1872. This year's festive programme is packed full of glorious carols old and new – including traditional favourites Silent Night, The Twelve Days of Christmas and O Come all Ye Faithful. The renowned Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and a host of special guests will accompany the choir for this gala concert.
The Ismaili Sounds is pleased to present Calmate, performed by Hip-Hop artist Fidah, who in this song explores the balance between faith and world, and encourages open conversation on the existential questions of life.
The Royal College of Music has launched its autumn events season for 2020, including the first performances in London’s newest concert hall. The state-of-the-art Performance Hall is part of a recent £40 million investment in the RCM’s iconic South Kensington campus.
The Royal College of Music is the first institution to partner with digital sheet music library nkoda, offering students access to hundreds of thousands of scores.
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’s documentary offers an artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the legendary writer and Nobel prize-winner Toni Morrison.
RAHome has even more great artists performing exclusively from their homes to yours. These are exceptional times but our iconic house of music has risen to the challenge. Reserve your seat for the Kaiser Chiefs, Tim Burgess, and Imogen Heap, who's letting her fans choose the setlist.