Spitalfields Music Festival 2024

The Carice Singers: Cries of London

Berio's vocal masterpiece based on London's street cries alongside tomorrow's choral classics

Tue 2nd Jul, 8:00pm

St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate

PRICE: £15 - £18

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As the latest chapter of our collaboration with Cheltenham Music Festival’s Composers’ Academy, we will present second performances and London premieres of works written by Alexander Papp, Mary Offer, Robert Crehan, Effy Efthymiou, Alice Beckwith, and Anibal Vidal. Alongside this, The Carice Singers will perform Berio’s Cries of London, inspired by the street sellers of the capital’s markets.

The Carice Singers
George Parris   Conductor


Mary Offer    One heart, beating whole

Alice Beckwith   Three Songs

Robert Crehan   THINGS AS…

Luciano Berio   Cries of London

Alex Papp   Let there be peace

Effy Efthymiou   Crazed moon

Aníbal Vidal   Just A Déjà Vu Cariño

Duration: 1 hour

The Gentle Author: Cries of London
Before this concert, we are hosting the writer of Spitalfields Life blog, The Gentle Author to tell us about the fascinating histories of pedlars and street sellers which inspired Berio’s work. Tickets can be added on to this purchase at checkout.


This concert is supported by The Hinrichsen Foundation

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8:00 PM

Venue information

St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate

United Kingdom

Cries of London: Neighbourhood Schools

This year, we’re bringing the fascinating topic of the ‘Cries of London’ to our Neighbourhood Schools. We’ll be working with them, inspiring their creativity and enabling them to create their own sound installation that will be on display at this concert.

Find out more about the project →