Watch & listen

Filter by
Introducing the Viola da Gamba

Introducing the Viola da Gamba

Our Principal cello, Jonathan Manson, introduces us to the Viola da Gamba, or the Bass Viol as it is known in English.

See more
Introducing the Baroque contrabassoon

Introducing the Baroque contrabassoon

David Chatterton introduces the Baroque contrabassoon created for the first performances of Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks.

See more
Further Reading: Kati Debretzeni

Further Reading: Kati Debretzeni

Here’s what our leader Kati Debretzeni wrote about our Mendelssohn's Elijah concert on Thursday 3 October 2019 at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall.

See more
The fine line between Salvation and Damnation

The fine line between Salvation and Damnation

Our 2019-20 season at Southbank Centre is called Salvation and Damnation. To explore the theme, we looked at historical reviews 'damning' some of our favourite composers, and compared them with recent comments on our work today.

See more
Speed Interview: Carolyn Sampson

Speed Interview: Carolyn Sampson

We put Carolyn Sampson through our speed interview...

See more
Organ in the office

Organ in the office

We've got an electric organ in the office, temporarily, before it goes to Paris for Mendelssohn's Elijah on Tuesday 8 October 2019. Our Chief Executive Crispin Woodhead couldn't resist a quick tootle. 

See more
Mendelssohn’s Elijah programme

Mendelssohn’s Elijah programme

Your guide to our performance of Mendelssohn's Elijah at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall on Thursday 3 October 2019.

See more
Stephen Hough performs Mendelssohn

Stephen Hough performs Mendelssohn

On August 16, 2019, we performed Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No.1 at the BBC Proms with pianist Stephen Hough.

See more