Ever been to a concert underground? In a tunnel? At one of the wonders of the world?
Well, this summer you can… The Gallery Singers are going underground in the first ever tunnel to be built under a navigable river!
When it opened in 1834, the Thames Tunnel was described as the Eighth Wonder of the World and thousands of people from all over the world came to London to walk through and to visit the many shops and enjoy the entertainment inside. http://www.brunel-museum.org.uk/history/the-thames-tunnel/
After being closed for 140 years, the Grand Entrance Hall is being reopened a couple of nights per week to host concerts to raise money to return it to its former glory.
This is an unmissable opportunity to experience choral singing in a unique venue and to visit an extraordinary London landmark. The Gallery Singers will be performing a lively repertoire of 20th Century pieces including Hide and Seek, The Sound of Silence, and Elenore.
Alternatively, you can take a gamble and pay £10 on the door…. although we can’t guarantee they’ll be any left!
The performance will kick off at 8pm, but please arrive well before then to tackle the crawl and climb down into the Grand Entrance Hall. Please dress warmly as it can be a bit chilly underground!
The Brunel Museum is located less than 2mins from Rotherhithe station which is very easy to get to – it is on the new part of the London Overground network. There is an outstanding pub (The Mayflower) opposite the museum which has stunning views of London, fine ales and superb fish finger sandwiches…. an excellent pre-concert meeting point! We also plan to meet in there afterward to celebrate our concert in the most exciting venue!