Daylight Music 268
The Downsmen + Ted Barnes + Fake Laugh
The Downsmen bought the house down at their last performance at Daylight Music; this a cappella male voice chorus will warm your heart. Grab a hot chocolate from the Margins café, and snuggle down with a very special winter’s tale: Ted Barnes’s version of Oscar Wilde’s The Selfish Giant. Featuring Ted’s live score, complemented with Adrian Crowley’s narration, this will be a tale to transport and mesmerise you.
Kamram Khan’s new project Fake Laugh is already causing quite a stir. With touching tales of contemporary life, his deceptively breezy music will break your heart when you’re least expecting it. There’ll also be counterpoint carols from Tanya Davies on the organ, weaving in with the voices of a hand-picked choir.
Pay-What-You-Can on the door (suggested ticket price £5)
All ages welcome
All of the money from your ticket goes to the running costs of the event and expenses of bringing these bands, from all over the country, to the venue. We couldn’t run these events without your generosity – it makes the whole thing possible, so thank you!
12:00 - 14:00
Keep in touch
There's lots of useful information in the Visiting section of our website.
There’s no need to book in advance for Daylight Music, just come along on the day.
Our venue is entirely seated and seating is unreserved but if you have any specific access requirements please do get in touch.
Music, tea and cake!
Daylight Music brings together amazing music, a magical, atmosphere and homemade cakes in one of London’s finest venues.
Expect an incredibly diverse programme of artists and music from every imaginable genre. Past highlights have included performances by artists from Nils Frahm to Alexis Taylor, Frank Sidebottom to The London Accordion Orchestra and Lisa Knapp to Lætitia Sadier. We’ve had Female Morris dancers (and accompanying horse), the Father Ted theme tune on our 140 year old organ and artists from as far away as Japan and the USA. Daylight Music is carefully curated by Ben Eshmade of Arctic Circle who makes sure they are always something special.
Check back soon for the full line up.
The North Surrey Barbershop Harmony Club, which performs as ‘The Downsmen’, was initially formed in 1975 in Carshalton, though now we meet in Leatherhead on a Wednesday evening. Directed by Lisa Robathan, we perform in the a cappella style of 4 part harmony, known as Barbershop, which is generally considered to have started in America amongst customers waiting for a shave and haircut in barbershops. Our repertoire is expansive, with music ranging from songs written in the early 1900’s, songs from West End shows, to more modern adaptations of Disney themes. We sing at concerts, like this one, competitions, as well as informal get-togethers, often for charities.