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The Portrait Choir Singing Day

National Portrait Gallery

Daily Event: 10:30 to 15:45 (GMT)

City of Westminster, United Kingdom

The Portrait Choir Singing Day

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Full Price - Soprano 1 hour before event £22.00 £1.88
Full Price - Alto 1 hour before event £22.00 £1.88
Full Price - Tenor 1 hour before event £22.00 £1.88
Full Price - Bass 1 hour before event £22.00 £1.88
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1 hour before event £18.00 £1.66
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Event Details

The Portrait Choir Singing Day

23 or 24 November 2013, 10:30 - 15:45 (registration from 10:00)

Ondaatje Wing Theatre

£22 / £18

Music associated with the Elizabeth I & Her People exhibition.

Led by Artistic Director, Gregory Batsleer, the National Portrait Gallery’s Portrait Choir is hosting its first ever singing day. In this first event participants will explore and sing choral music closely associated to the forthcoming Elizabeth I & Her People exhibition. The programme will include the exploration of the music, a performance in a Gallery space, as well as a talk from a Gallery Curator on the role of music in the Elizabethan period. 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. When booking please select the appropriate voice type; Soprano, Alto, Tenor or Bass. If you are unsure which to book please contact

Included in the price for the day is a free ticket to the Elizabeth I & Her People exhibition as well as a token for light refreshments.


10.00 – 10.30 - Registration.

10.30 – 12.30 - Session 1: Warm up & The sacred music of Elizabeth I’s court

12.30 – 13.15 - Lunch break

13.15 – 13.45 - Curator talk on Elizabeth I and Elizabethan music

13.45 – 15.30 - Session 2: The secular music of Elizabeth I’s court

1530 – Performance in Gallery Space

Music to include

Tallis – If Ye Love me

Byrd – Mass for four voices

Gibbons – The Silver Swan

Byrd – Ave Verum Corpus


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 Elizabeth I & Her People. To find out more about the exhibition or to book tickets please visit
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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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Ondaatje Wing Theatre, National Portrait Gallery
Saint Martin's Place
City of Westminster

United Kingdom


National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery houses the finest collection of portraits in the world, offering a unique insight into the men and women who have shaped British culture from the Middle Ages to the present day. Featuring some of the most iconic and instantly recognisable faces in British history, from Elizabeth I to David Beckham, the National Portrait Gallery has something for everyone. The Gallery offers a varied programme of special events, which encourage discussion, debate and creativity for all ages and interests.

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