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The Portrait Choir Singing Day

National Portrait Gallery

Sunday, 27 April 2014 from 10:30 to 15:45 (BST)

The Portrait Choir Singing Day

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Ticket Type Sales End Price * Fee Quantity
Full Price - Soprano Ended £22.00 £2.09
Full Price - Alto Ended £22.00 £2.09
Full Price - Tenor Ended £22.00 £2.09
Full Price - Bass Ended £22.00 £2.09
Concession - Soprano
Applicable for over 60s, students, unemployed and disabled attendees. Proof of concession will be required on the day.
Ended £18.00 £1.89
Concession - Alto   more info Ended £18.00 £1.89
Concession - Tenor   more info Ended £18.00 £1.89
Concession - Bass   more info Ended £18.00 £1.89
NPG Member - Soprano
Membership card will need to be shown to gain admittance to the event. To join as a Member go to www.npg.org.uk/members
Ended £18.00 £0.00
NPG Member - Alto   more info Ended £18.00 £0.00
NPG Member - Tenor   more info Ended £18.00 £0.00
NPG Member - Bass   more info Ended £18.00 £0.00
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Event Details

The Portrait Choir Singing Day

27 April 2014, 10:30 - 15:45 (registration from 10:00)

Ondaatje Wing Theatre

£22 / £18 


 Choral Music associated with the First World War

Visitors are invited to come and discover choral music that was being sung and heard during the First World War.

The Singing Day will be led by Choir in Residence Artistic Director, Gregory Batsleer.  The programme will include the exploration of music by a range of composers such as Edward Elgar and Irving Berlin, a performance in a Gallery space, and a talk from a Gallery Curator on the Great War in Portraits exhibition.  The aim of the day is to provide an opportunity for singers of all voice types and abilities to get together and sing in a unique setting and learn more about the music of the period. 

Some ability to read music is recommended, but is not essential.  Participants will be given the relevant sheet music on the day, but music will be available prior to the event upon request.  

When booking please select the appropriate voice type; Soprano, Alto, Tenor or Bass.

Included in the price for the day is a voucher for light refreshments. 


For further information, please email Lucy Cronin, Choir in Residence Administrator at choir@npg.org.uk



10.00 – 10.30 – Registration

10.30 – 12.30 - Session 1: Warm up and exploration of the music heard in concert during the First World War

12.30 – 13.15 – Lunch break

13.15 – 13.45 – Curator talk on the Great War in Portraits exhibition

13.45 – 15.30 - Session 2: Music sung at parties and in Dance Halls

15.30 – Performance in a Gallery space


Featured composers include:

E. Elgar

I. Berlin

R. Vaughan Williams



The Portrait Choir is supported by Hani Farsi and The Mohamed S. Farsi Foundation.

Part of a programme of special events to complement the exhibition The First World War. To find out more about the exhibition please visit
Terms and conditions
Tickets are not for resale, non refundable and non transferable.
The National Portrait Gallery reserves the right to make alterations to the published event where necessary and to refuse entry or ask ticket holders to leave at any point on reasonable grounds.


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When & Where

Ondaatje Wing Theatre, National Portrait Gallery
Saint Martin's Place
WC2H City of Westminster
United Kingdom

Sunday, 27 April 2014 from 10:30 to 15:45 (BST)

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