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31b. The Brilliant Abyss (part 2)

13 October 2021, 3:15pm - 4:15pm

This event is in two parts; one ticket covers both sessions.
31a: 11am - 12pm, The Brilliant Abyss part 1
31b: 3.15pm - 4.15pm, The Brilliant Abyss part 2
Please see 31a: The Beautiful Abyss part 1 for ticket information​


For the second part of today’s Song Connections event, Katy Hamilton and Helen Scales are joined by composer Laurence Crane, whose work inspired by marine biologist Rachel Carson will be heard in tonight’s late-night concert. The focus moves through the 20th Century, with a particular focus on Rachel Carson and her wide-ranging influence on our understanding of ocean life and conservation. We end in the present day, discussing Laurence Crane’s new work as well as Helen Scales’ current research and latest book, The Brilliant Abyss.


This event is an in-person and livestreamed event. Livestreamed performances will be available to watch live in our Digital Concert Hall at the advertised performance time and will be available to watch again and on demand until the end of November.

Want to watch this concert in person and at home? 'Hybrid' tickets, valid both in person and for the Digital Concert Hall, are also available for an additional £3 to the in-person price.

All our seating is unreserved. This means you are guaranteed a seat in your chosen area, but not a specific seat. In order to allow for social distancing, you will be seated as an individual or as a group, based on the number of tickets you booked for this concert.

For groups of more than 10, please phone or email the box office to book your tickets.

The complete event duration is approximately 2 hours, with a break in the middle.


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Tickets for both in-person and the Digital Concert Hall will be issued as eTickets by default. Printed tickets are available on request, for an additional fee.


Due to COVID-19 we have to do things a little differently this year. In order to keep everyone safe, our seating and concert conditions are subject to change in line with changing government guidance.

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If you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 on the day of the concert, please do not attend, but get in touch with our box office to arrange a refund.


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