Between the 28th - 31st January, King's Place and Cadogan Hall are to host a festival featuring top vocal talent from around the world. These singers need no musical instruments to enhance their performance, for this is the London A Cappella Festival, a celebration of unaccompanied singing.
The festival will be presented by The Swingles, a group of seven Grammy-winning jazz singers that was formed by Ward Swingle in 1963. With over fifty recordings, they have recently released their latest album, Deep End, and will be performing at King's Place 8.30pm on the 31st January.
Highlights of the festival will begin at Cadogan Hall with America's Straight No Chaser at 7.30pm. The male a capella group started up over twelve years ago, when ten college friends from Indiana University banded together.
The next night will be triple splendour with performances from Youtube phenomenon, Accent, Club For Five from Finland, and the Singaporean pop stars MICappella, who were were the runners up in The Sing-Off China reality TV show.
The final night will see Countermeasure from Canada, and the Irish choir, Anúna, founded by composer, Michael McGlynn, in 1987. Originally called An Uaithne, it derives from the collective term for the three ancient types of Irish music, Suantraí (lullaby), Geantraí (happy song) and Goltraí (lament).
Tickets to the festival's shows start from £9.50. There will also be workshops, pop-ups, and showcases. There will also be a special kids' festival on the 31st January, featuring leading youth choirs for children between 4 - 18 years old.