Dissenters do it differently…




Miranda – The Tempest by JW Waterhouse

Saturday 6th June, 5.30pm, St Matthias Church: Clara Sanabras in Concert

After going down a storm at Stokey Litfest in 2014, they have invited us back again. We are absolutely thrilled to announce another collaboration with the staggeringly talented composer and singer Clara Sanabras. We will be performing songs from her latest album El Vol Dispers – Songs of Spanish Exile and also A Hum About Mine Ears, inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest, which we were honoured to premiere last year and will also be recording professionally with the Britten Sinfonia in July. These will be conducted by Harvey Brough, and Ruth Whitehead will conduct Cantique de Jean Racine by Fauré. We are looking forward to welcoming the Litfest audience to our our new home at the beautiful Grade I listed St Matthias Church (entrance in Wordsworth Road) with its incredible acoustic (just a stone’s throw from Church Street).

Tickets are £5 – buy them here

Saturday 27th June, 6.30pm, St Augustine’s Church N5:  Chorus Of Dissent in Cabaret, with dinner

A night to celebrate the cornucopia of talent that is Chorus of Dissent, with a star-studded series of solos and small ensembles. Kurt Weill, Cole Porter and Walton guaranteed, plus other decadent turns. The whole event will be centred around a fine four-course banquet provided by London’s premier pop-up feast specialists Pestle and Mortar. The bar features specially selected wines to complement the banquet, and all profits to the charity CARIS Islington, which runs cold weather shelters for homeless guests in a network of local churches, including St Augustines.

You will be seated at round tables of 10. We will do our best to accommodate group tickets purchased in one transaction. Please email special dietary requirements to once you’ve purchased your tickets. Doors and bar open at 6.30pm. Cabaret commences promptly at 7pm. Tickets £35 + £2.80 booking fee.

 Saturday 10th October Stoke Newington Town Hall:   Magnificent Mozart

Our season finale is a solemn and serious celebration of one of the greatest of all composers who produced so much in such a tragically short life. The programme will include the iconic Requiem.

Thurs 29th October-Sun 1st November L’Abbaye St Michel, Gaillac:  Tour De France

We and the Elastic Band fly out to Gaillac near Toulouse to work with Gaillac’s own community choir, with whom we’ll be performing in their ancient Albigensian abbey on the banks of the river Tarn.  There will be plenty of time for exploring the town and surrounding area. And the wine, of course!






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