Investigating the Sounds of Ancient Greek Music

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Oct 6

Investigating the Sounds of Ancient Greek Music

6 October 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

£5 – £10
Thursday 6 October | 19:00-20:15pm | Royal College of Music Classics for All presents an evening of live musical performance, shining a light on the power and beauty of ancient Greek sounds, recreated for the modern day. In the 6th century BCE, the aulos became the leading instrument of Greek culture. Like the piano and organ, it provided singers and choirs with harmony, chromaticism, and loudness beyond anything possible on lyres. Can you imagine the sound? 
Hosted by Classics for All’s Chairman, Jimmy Mulville, this splendid evening of ancient Greek music will feature a talk by Professor Armand D’Angour (Jesus College, Oxford) on the process of bringing ancient Greek music back to life, and performances by world-leading musicians Stef Conner (voice and lyre), Barnaby Brown and Callum Armstrong (aulos). Through a series of musical experiments that push at the boundaries of knowledge, our talented musicians bring diverse skills and cultural perspectives to the table, propelling progress where there is puzzlement and disagreement. Their mission: to engage with ancient texts in ways that make them accessible to a wider audience. This is a hybrid event with opportunities to attend either in person or online.  Book tickets here: Tickets to attend in person are £50 and include complementary drinks and canapés. Tickets to watch online via YouTube Live (and obtain a link to the recording) are £10 with a £5 concessionary rate. Any additional donation toward Classics for All’s work supporting classics teaching in state schools is eligible for Gift Aid. If you have any questions about this event, please email


6 October 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
£5 – £10
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Royal College of Music
Prince Consort Road
London, SW7 2BS United Kingdom
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