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Bascule Chamber Concerts 2016

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Following last year’s sell out concert series in the Bascule Chamber at Tower Bridge, composer Iain Chambers returns to fill the atmospheric subterranean Victorian space with a new programme.

London's greatest hidden space for an intimate vocal concert. The bascule chamber houses Tower Bridge's huge counterweights during lifting. When the bridge is at rest, this huge brick-lined space stands empty: a dramatic subterranean Victorian space. The chamber's unique acoustic is showcased here by specially-commissioned new works for voice, curated by Iain Chambers and performed by the award-winning Juice Vocal Ensemble and Ben See Group. Featuring classic and contemporary music, an unmissable and atmospheric concert providing a unique way to experience a great feat of Victorian engineering.

"Chamber music of a new kind under bridge." The Times
“He makes sweet music out of shrieking lorries, screaming drills and even leaf-blowers. Now composer Iain Chambers is using the sound of Tower Bridge in a new work performed below the Thames in its cavernous Bascule Chambers” Guardian

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Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Compliment your Bascule Chamber Concert experience with a visit to Tower Bridge Exhibition. Step inside to explore its iconic structure, spectacular glass floor and sweeping panoramic views from the high-level Walkways, and the history behind this much-loved London landmark.

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