Whether it’s an irresistible trip through 21st century jazz, magical community-led opera or the best of Stephen Sondheim, the RNCM hosts a captivating series of free concerts guaranteed to delight all musical tastes as part of an extraordinary summer of live performance.

RNCM Spotlight: Sondheim by Candlelight | Thu 27 Jun | 6.30pm

Featuring excerpts from definitive classics like A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Into the Woods, Follies, A Little Night Music and Sunday in the Park with George, the RNCM hosts an enchanting through-performance of Stephen Sondheim’s greatest compositions set to the gentle, evocative glow of candlelight on Thu 27 Jun.

RNCM Spotlight: Jazz in the 21st Century | Thu 27 Jun | 9.45pm

Later that evening, audiences are invited on a ‘journey of whimsy and wonder’ across the rich, eclectic tapestry of modern jazz styles, rounding off an unmissable night of music with wondrous renditions of works by Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Esperanza Spalding and more.

RNCM Community Opera: Silverwood | Thu 4- Fri 5 Jul | 8pm

Presented by the Community Chorus, an open access choir that welcomes adults of all backgrounds and abilities, the RNCM’s first ever Community Opera production delivers an epic, uplifting musical adventure inspired by this year’s environment-focused programme theme, The Future is Green.

Packed with shocking twists, triumphant spirit and timeless operatic wonder, the brand new show is co-written with the Chorus and composer and conductor Kate Pearson and welcomes celebrated director Jonathan Ainscough. It follows a tight-knit community who unite to fight back against corporate greed when their beloved local green space comes under threat from craven property developers.

Promising to entertain and galvanise in equal measure, Silverwood explores the highs and lows of defending our natural lands and communal spaces, as soaring melodies and spellbinding scenes combine to celebrate the importance of solidarity to preserving our world.

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Thu 27 Jun 2024