Box Office:

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£15 (includes one free drink)

CLS FIVER (16-25 year olds & students): £5*

Early Bird Tickets: £1*
There are twenty Early Bird tickets available on a first come first served basis. Limited to two tickets per person. Quote "EARLYBIRD" when booking. Not available retrospectively


*(Drink not included)



All of our CLoSer concerts are held at Village Underground, Shoreditch.


Village Underground is less than 5 minutes walk from Shoreditch High Street Station (Overground).
To view a map of the area, click here.


From Shoreditch High Street Station, turn left out of the station and left again walking past Box Park. At the cross roads by Pret and Pizza East, cross over onto Holywell Lane. Village Underground is a short walk down this road on the left.


Village Underground




Devised in partnership with Spitalfields Music, our CLoSer concert series is based around bitesized, informal concert experiences, designed to appeal to those who like their live music to be intimate and relaxed (and who enjoy a glass of wine while listening!) Each concert has a specific musical focus with guest artists including Mercury Prize nominee Gwilym Simcock, as well as CLS Principal Conductors Stephen Layton and Michael Collins. While short in length, the concerts still present audiences with challenging and interesting repertoire with 'talking' programme notes throughout the performance. For those who wish to linger post concert, the bar remains open, and there is the chance to mingle with CLS musicians too.


Read our CLoSer FAQs for more information on the series.



Upcoming CLoSer events include: 


CLoSer: Debussy, Copland and Dance
Tuesday 22 September 2015, 7.30pm
General Booking opens 20 July 2015


Our 2015-16 season opens with a celebration of music written for dance from Rameau to Copland. The performance begins and ends with Debussy’s stunning L’apres midi d’un faune in two different dance interpretations.




CLoSer: Song of the Earth
Wednesday 17 February 2016, 7.30pm
General Booking opens 14 September 2015


Hear Mahler's great symphony of song, Das Lied Von der Erde in one of London's most atmospheric spaces with a story-telling introduction to the piece through the composer's own words and emotions.




CLoSer: Sketches of Miles 

Wednesday 6 April 2016, 7.30pm
General Booking opens 14 September 2015


Our CLoSer series is transported to New York as Village Underground is transformed into a jazz club for this special event, exploring the musical marriage of the legendary trumpeter Miles Davis and composer/arranger Gil Evans. 


CLoSer is a partnership between City of London Sinfonia and Spitalfields Music in association with Village Underground


Supported by Arts Council England, M&G Investments, The London Community Foundation and Cockayne - Grants for the Arts.

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