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by Verity Standen

An ensemble of people with different qualities of voice animate a series of new compositions inspired by our relationship to our voices throughout our lives. A live, human surround-sound experience.

  • Wheelchair Access
  • Tue 5 Jun – Sat 9 Jun, 7:00pm and 9:00pm

Running time: 45 mins

Venue: St Mark's Church

Undersong places you at the meeting point between threads of music. Voices weave amongst you and around the space, from a whispered duet to a screaming mob.

Nine singers build a vibrant language of a cappella music and movement as they bring to life a series of brand new compositions, which move between tender and expansive. 

'Startling, moving, and genuinely immersive' - Guardian on Verity Standen's HUG.

Verity Standen is a composer known for her explorations of the human voice. Her previous works HUG and Mmm Hmmm have toured from the Outer Hebrides to the National Theatre, as well as in China and across Europe. This is her first collaboration with Ovalhouse, and she's excited to be sharing this music with London audiences.


Undersong at Bristol Cathedral

Bristol 24/7:

Who needs the latest technology surround sound in your living room when you can sit in a building more than 850 years old and let the sounds made by a choir of nine wandering singers envelop you like a warm embrace.
a visceral and life-affirming experience.
With eyes open, it was possible to catch the reactions of the audience at the very heart of this performance: faces of wonder, of fear and of hilarity.

Martin Booth

Undersong at Barton Hill Settlement 

**** The Fix Magazine

Conal Dougan
  • Tue 5 Jun, 7:00pm
  • Tue 5 Jun, 9:00pm
  • Wed 6 Jun, 7:00pm
  • Wed 6 Jun, 9:00pm
  • Thu 7 Jun, 7:00pm
  • Thu 7 Jun, 9:00pm
  • Fri 8 Jun, 7:00pm
  • Fri 8 Jun, 9:00pm
  • Sat 9 Jun, 7:00pm
  • Sat 9 Jun, 9:00pm

Additional information

This event takes place at

St Marks Church,
Kennington Oval, 
SE11 4PW

2 mins walk from Ovalhouse

Please collect your tickets from Ovalhouse Box Office and one of our ushers will accompany audience members to the venue.

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