Wilton’s Music Hall has an eclectic arts season of events, gigs, screenings, classes and performances to run until September in its Chrysalis Club.
A new initiative has also been announced. BBT Wednesdays at the London venue will see a series of concerts running from February to June and will be some of the first to appear in the historic building’s newly repaired and expanded cocktail bar.
Launching the series on February 25 will be Kate Whitley, followed by Sean Shibe, Erik Bosgraaf and Bram van Sambeek.
On January 30, New London Chamber Choir’s first concert with conductor Matthew Hamilton brings a virtuoso programme of a cappella works.
Some of the wild, wacky and dramatic performances on the night include Giles Swayne’s The Tiger, Judith Bingham’s Unpredictable but Providential, and Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen’s Madrigals from the Natural World.
In February Wilton’s stages La Serva Padrona (The Maid as Mistress), a delightfully funny Rococo romp which conjures up the atmosphere of the Marylebone Pleasure Gardens circa 1758.
Johanna Byrne directs a creative re-imagining of the well-loved but rarely performed short comic work.
On Valentine’s Day The Valentine Stomp will be a fantastic night of swing dance, music and entertainment.
Debuting at Wilton’s this Valentine’s, the London Gay Big Band will be performing big band classics including songs by Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington and Jimmy Lunceford.
Due to complete in the Autumn of 2015, the restoration project taking place at Wilton’s Music Hall will open up a further 40% of the building, currently derelict, bringing these unseen and unused spaces back to life and making them accessible for the first time.
For a complete look at the programme go to the venue’s website www.wiltons.org.uk