noisenights – the classical club night set to tour the the UK

A crowd on people in a darkened club with white light emanating from a stage. noisenight venue for classical club night in Brighton. The Arch - Brighton venue hosting a noisenight later this year
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Through the Noise club nights are breaking down assumptions that classical music is for the upper classes, with affordable, informal performances from world-class musicians

Thought classical music was saved for symphony orchestras and concert halls? Well, think again. Through the Noise is changing the landscape of live classical music, with their classical club nights. 

Set in intimate club venues across London, Through the Noise have been bringing classical talent to audiences, with noisenight events. Funded by the community, through a crowdfunding model, these classical club nights make the genre more accessible to audiences. 

The ticketing is done differently

noisenight events are funded through the community’s ticket purchases and donations. Once its funding target is reached, the event is confirmed. Their website displays a handy little bar, showing how far along an event is in reaching its funding target. A limited number of tickets will still be available, even after the crowdfunding target is hit.

This autumn and winter, Through the Noise are branching out to other UK cities. To bring noisenights classical club nights to even more audiences.

And when we say club nights, it won’t be people prancing about to Bach’s C major prelude. Picture more of an informal, intimate gig. People appreciating the talent of a musician.

A blond woman sat playing acoustic guitar behind a neon yellow triangle sign. Part of a classical club night noisenights from Through the Noise

Alexandra Whittingham performing at noisenight (Image: Sam Ellwood)

Why classical music?

Although classical music might not be considered the conventional genre for a UK live music tour, the genre has been gaining in popularity in recent years. And, noisenights are evidence of that, having sold out 42 of their 44 events already. 

“Every single performer we’re hosting has the rare power to move and inspire people”

Through the Noise began only two years ago in Hackney, and remains a community-led organisation. They’re passionate about bringing classical music to a wider audience of listeners. By hosting noisenights and promoting other UK classical music events.

They aim to be more inclusive and outward looking, and break down presumptions that classical music is unaffordable or boring. noisenights embody what Through the Noise believe the future of live classical music will look like. 

Spreading the noise(nights)

noisenights are bringing regular classical club nights to ten cities across the UK this autumn and winter. So, if you’re a classical fan, or just a music enthusiast, you’ll soon be able to experience live classical performances, local to you.

Jeneba Kanneh-Mason. Photo: John Davis

Each noisenights offers two evening performances, at 19:00, then later at 21:00. There will be live music played into the night, following the 21:00 performance. Playing genres such as jazz, latin, funk, afrobeat, and swing. So you can get your boogie on!

The line up for noisenights includes international talent from Fatma Said, Manchester Collective, Abel Selaocoe & The Bantu Ensemble, Alexandra Whittingham, Misha Mullov-Abbado, Thibaut Garcia, Lodestar Trio, Junyan Chen, Braimah Kanneh-Mason, and Jeneba Kanneh-Mason (pictured).

From October to December, noisenights will be hosted in Birkenhead, Birmingham, Brighton, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, and Newcastle.

Co-founder and artistic director Jack Bazalgette shares his excitement about taking noisenights across the UK.

“We’re so grateful for the committed support of our community of classical fans, who continue to allow us to take international names to community venues around the country, and we can’t wait to present this awe-inspiring line up of musicians,” he enthused.

“Every single performer we’re hosting has the rare power to move and inspire people, and I can’t wait to give more audiences the chance to experience them up close.”

Join the future of classical club nights

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