The Night Shift

Instagram Rss
Get news and offers Search...

Maggie Faultless on Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8

Tue 26 Nov 2013


OAE violinist Maggie Faultless tells you why you should come to The Night Shift at Queen Elizabeth Hall tonight, where she’ll lead a performance of Beethoven Symphony 8 – direct from copies of Beethoven’s original edition of the music.

Read More

The Night Shift Set List

Wed 20 Nov 2013

The Night Shift

Thanks to all of you that joined us at last night’s gig.  Here’s a reminder of what we played…

Read More

Beethoven – More than just a big dog

Tue 12 Nov 2013

The Night Shift

‘What’s special about the 26 November?’ I hear you shout!  That’s right, it’s The Night Shift at Queen Elizabeth Hall and this time around we’re proving that Beethoven is more than just a gigantic/loveable dog from the 90s.

Read More

Corelli – 5 Facts and One Lie

Thu 31 Oct 2013

Corelli OAE

Tonight we head to Queen Elizabeth Hall, for an informal concert celebrating Arcangelo Corelli and the composers he inspired. Here’s 5 facts you might not know about him, plus one lie.

Read More

7 February: Night Shift audience reaction

Fri 29 Mar 2013

Back in February, we had a Night Shift first when we danced Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.  Choreographed by Henri Oguike, audiences got to see Vivaldi’s seminal masterpiece in a very different performance, directed by our leader Kati Debretzeni.  Here’s what the audience thought…

Don’t forget our next event is coming up next month, when we’re returning to the Amersham Arms in New Cross for some classical A-List action, featuring Handel, Biber and Purcell and a drinking song or two…

Read More

7 February Night Shift pics and feedback

Fri 15 Feb 2013

We’re still recovering from our Night Shift at the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall last Thursday- so to relive the night again, we’ve put together a gallery of pictures for your viewing pleasure…

Read More

Jessica Irvine


Self taught singer-songwriter Jessica Irvine has played in London, New York and Northern Queensland. 

Read More

Chips For The Poor


Described as ‘The sound of two worlds colliding’ by Marc Riley of 6Music, Chips For The Poor have been making a name for themselves on the London music scene for a while.  Harder to pin down than a giraffe, their love for the obscure conjures up images of a future imagined in the 80’s.  As the National Student put it “If you enjoy musical safety, then avoid Chips for the Poor like the plague.”


Read More

Night Shift: Vivaldi & Henri Oguike

Fri 1 Feb 2013

Fancy seeing some dance and catchy music in a late-night concert with a drink and some mates?
Well, on 7 February at the Southbank Centre, we’ll be giving Vivaldi’s legendary The Four Seasons a fresh twist, in a Night Shift first: a collaboration with renowned choreographer Henri Oguike and OAE leader Kati Debretzeni, fusing authentic performance with contemporary choreography.

Sounds intriguing? Well here’s a taster of what you can expect to see…

For full info on the event and booking, visit our event page.

Read More

Speed Interview – Rhiannon Morgan

Tue 29 Jan 2013

With Henri Oguike’s dance company soon to make an appearance at the next Night Shift, we spoke with dancer Rhiannon Morgan at rehearsals to find out more about how she got into dance.

Read More

22 November: Night Shift audience reaction

Fri 18 Jan 2013

The audience at our Night Shift event at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on 22 November chatted to us after a fab concert with a huge choir, some old instruments and Handel’s powerfully moving music.

Here’s what they thought of the night…

Read More

November Night Shift pics

Thu 29 Nov 2012

It’s only been a week since our Night Shift at the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall…so here’s an assortment of pictures to remind you of the night…

Read More

Nicky Phillips


Nicky Phillips has been described as ‘a folk siren who specialises in intensely personal, confessional songwriting’. Her songs tell of the usual tales of love and heartbreak, alongside a selection of songs that explore more unusual topics such as time, wine and the Piccadilly Line.

Read More

25 October: Night Shift audience reaction

Wed 21 Nov 2012

The audience at our Night Shift event at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on 25 October gave us their verdict on what they thought of the night…

Read More

Pics from the Night Shift

Fri 2 Nov 2012

© Joe Plommer

Here’s a selection of pictures from our Night Shift last week at the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall.

We were entertained by violinist/director Maggie Faultless and OAE Principal Horn player Roger Montgomery, in an evening celebrating superstar composer Mozart.  Beforehand, Last Summer’s Tealights took the stage in the foyer and there was a fab set from Ben Eshmade afterwards- we particularly enjoyed the Moon River singalong!

To view the full set of sparkly photos, take a trip over to Facebook or Flickr. All pics are by Joe Plommer.

We also had a nice review from the night.  Read it here.

And don’t forget, we’ve got another event back at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on 22 November- a perfect way to escape the cold! Full details here.



Read More

Last Summers Tealights

Last Summer’s Tealights might sound like a weird cocktail and in a way it is.  Set to start things off at tonight’s Night Shift, this musical ensemble fuse  jazz harmonies with a potent sense of nostalgia and are the perfect intro as we return to our Queen Elizabeth Hall home, at Southbank Centre.

Read More

Speed Interview: Roger Montgomery

Tue 23 Oct 2012

The OAE’s Principal Horn player Roger Montgomery will be playing a bit of Mozart at the Queen Elizabeth Hall at our Night Shift this Thursday.  We put him up against the clock with our Speed Interview…

Read More

Roger Montgomery in rehearsal

Tue 23 Oct 2012

Horn soloist for this Thursday’s Night Shift at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, OAE’s Roger Montgomery chats about his natural horn and Mozart’s ‘hunting-style’ Horn Concerto No.4.

Read More

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)


Mozart/The Man

Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria, on 27 January 1756 and christened under the name Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart (bit unoriginal).  His dad was called Leopold Mozart and taught his children to play harpsichord, organ and violin.  
At 5, Mozart wrote his first composition and two years later, the Mozart children went on their first concert tour, a bit like the Jackson 5.

Read More

The Night Shift at the Old Queens Head: Audience reaction

Tue 16 Oct 2012

The audience at our Night Shift event at the Old Queens Head on 25 September tell us what they made of the night.

Read More