City Chamber Choir aims to revive neglected choral works from past ages, to search out the best in 20th century composition, and to plot musical pathways for the 21st century.
Formed in 1987 and comprising singers of different ages and from many walks of life, we meet for rehearsals in a lovely Wren church a stone’s throw from The Monument. We perform concerts there and in many of the City of London’s other beautiful churches.
The choir is led by its hugely experienced founder, Stephen Jones, and is fortunate to have as its President, renowned composer Cecilia McDowall, and as Patron, Bob Chilcott. As well as commissioning and performing works by our President and Patron, we receive infusions of new music from our Composer in Residence Samuel Wilson and annually appointed up-and-coming ‘composers in association’. Our repertoire encompasses Palestrina, Howells, and popular Christmas carols, but ranges far and wide.
Come sing with us! We are a friendly choir, singing a broad repertoire.
Steve our director, is a musician of many talents and his anecdotes are legendary bringing alive the repertoire we sing. His directorship is gentle but firm, while teaching skillsets to improve our singing.
Repertoire is very varied, the start of terms often starting with some trepidation at Steve's selections. By concert time, we're captivating and clamouring our friends to 'come and hear this'!
All in all, most of all, it's a great bunch of people.
Strong sight-reading, good music skills, tester rehearsals and time singing with Steve are required to join.
Tuesday evenings 6:45pm - 9:10pm || St Mary At Hill, London - Monument & Bank Tubes || School Term schedule