Retrophonica: Secrets of the Ancients

  • St John's, Waterloo


  • Live Music, Immersive and Something A Little Different
  • Tickets from £20.00
  • Live Music
  • Over 18
  • Fri, 17th Apr 2020 @ 19:00 - 22:00
  • 19:00 - 22:00

ANNOUNCEMENT: We're sad to say that, in line with government advice in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, that this performance has been postponed. If you have purchased a ticket and would like to request a refund, please e-mail with your name. Please keep an eye on this page for updated information when our new date is announced, and we hope all of our audiences keep safe and healthy in this time.


In this followup to its sell-out DÉBUT CONCERT, London musical collective RETROPHONICA presents SECRETS OF THE ANCIENTS, a multimedia orchestral odyssey featuring choir and early electronic instruments, exploring how composers past and present have responded to mysteries of the distant past.

Prepare for a unique audio-visual experience spanning the continents and the ages, complemented by cocktails, lightshow, and narration, featuring original and adapted music from Mozart, Holst, Debussy, Yma Sumac, Jerry Goldsmith, Grieg, and the anonymous authors of antiquity. The performance will be realised by chamber ensemble, vocal soloists of the London Contemporary Voices, piano, organ, space--controlled theremin and ondes Martenot, with bespoke narration, arrangements and new compositions by Alex Palmer and Charlie Draper. For one night only.

Doors & Bar: from 7:00 PM

Performance: 8:00 PM sharp




Ticket Event time Cost
Your ticket is valid for the performance commencing at 8:00PM. The bar will open at 7PM, and remain open after the performance.
19:00 - 22:00 £20.00



St John's, Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8TY

Nearest Station

Waterloo (Tube)

Getting there



Charles Draper


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