Her Ensemble: Forgotten in History

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Times: 8:00pm

Tickets: £13 / £9 concessions (incl. £1 booking fee)

Running Time: 60 mins

Age Guidance: All ages

This event takes place in person in the Grand Hall. The audience will be standing throughout but chairs can be provided. 

Did you know that just 5% of the classical music pieces programmed worldwide are composed by women? 

Her Ensemble, the UK’s first women and non-binary string orchestra, make their debut to celebrate over 2000 years of female composers.

Deriving from the European Union Youth Orchestra, Her Ensemble brings together some of the most in-demand orchestral and chamber musicians in the UK.

Merging aspects from both classical and pop scenes, the mould-breaking group will perform a range of music written by women, combined with artistic lighting to reinvent the classical concert experience and canon of classical music as we know it.

Music will include their own arrangements of BingenMahler and Boulanger amongst others, and feature BBC Young Musician string finalist Elodie Chousmer-Howelles, award-winning film composer Alexandra Hamilton-Ayres and singer-songwriter Caitlyn Scarlett


“New music groups seem to start up almost every week, but occasionally one launches that makes you not just listen, but stop and think”

– Marcus Marshall, Secretary General, European Union Youth Orchestra


Supported by Arts Council England and The Marchus Trust. 

We are a COVID secure venue and are following guidelines set out by the government to make your visit a safe and enjoyable one.

All visitors are encouraged to wear a mask or face covering while in the building. This can be removed to enjoy drinks.

This event takes place in person in the Grand Hall. The audience will be standing but chairs can be provided. 

If you’ve booked a ticket, you’ll receive an email in advance with helpful information before the performance.


  • This show includes flashing lights and moments of low lighting. 

The performances will be Relaxed. We invite you to make yourself comfortable and move around if you need to and if you need to leave the performance at any point you will be allowed to return to the space when you feel ready.

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