Step into a cool, dark side room at Gloucester Cathedral and feel the hairs on your neck stand on end – as you find yourself in the middle of a crowd of strangers and a wall of sound


🗓 2-4 June, various times
📍 Chapter House, Gloucester Cathedral, GL1 2LX
🎟 Only 60 places. Tickets £12/£7

Undersong places you at the meeting point between threads of music. Voices weave amongst you and around the space, from a whispered duet to a screaming mob.

Live singers build a vibrant language of a cappella music and movement as they bring to life a series of brand-new compositions, which move between tender and expansive.

Verity Standen creates unique sound worlds, using intricate vocal techniques and rich harmony. She has established a reputation around the UK and internationally for her innovative approach to music-making, exploring playful and profound ways for audiences to experience the human voice.

Babes in Arms Performance

We want this amazing experience to be open to everyone so if you have a young baby we will be making extra provisions at the 10:30am performance on 2nd June for them to attend. Babes in arms can come for free! 

  • There will be a place to leave buggies and changing facilities available.
  • You can leave the show and re-enter as often as you need to.
  • You will sit on a stool and the singers will move around you.
  • There will be lights that illuminate and dim throughout the piece and moments when the show is quite loud and intense.
  • The Cathedral is a historical building and will be cold so please do bring a coat and blanket.
  • Unfortunately the show is not suitable for toddlers.

“One of the most extraordinary pieces of performance I’ve ever seen.”

“A visceral and life-affirming experience”
Bristol 24/7

“Undersong is truly transformative”
Miro Magazine

Awesome people who are making this event possible 🎉🙏


Composer: Verity Standen
Performers: Coco Mbassi, Dominie Hooper, Dominika Jarosz, Ellie Showering, Henry McGrath, Jannah Warlow, Kate Smith, Tom Penn & Verity Standen
Sound Designer: Jack Drewry
Movement Director: Laila Diallo
Lighting Designer: Ben Pacey
Dramaturg: John Norton
Costume Advisor: Hannah Wolfe
Outside Eye: Tom Morris
Composing Mentor: Orlando Gough