|Founded in 1966|
Founder Malcolm Cottle
Come sing with us!
London Concord Singers has vacancies for altos, tenors and basses. We are a friendly chamber choir with an eclectic repertoire from Josquin to contemporary music, and rehearse on Monday evenings in Clerkenwell. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and we look forward to welcoming you.
Plans for 2016/17, include our celebration of our 50th anniversary, music for choir and organ in the church of St Sepulchre without Newgate and a trip to Groningen in the Netherlands.
Our Anniversary Concert in December includes Mendelssohn's Op.78 motets, Poulenc's Mass in G, a new piece by our conductor Jessica Norton and a recent piece by Robert Hugill, as well as the winner of our composition competition, Alison Willis.
Anniversary Composition Competition
Our concert on December 8, 2016 is our 50th Anniversary concert when we celebrate the choir's founding by Malcolm Cottle in 1966. As part of the celebrations we have held a composition competition, inviting composers to submit short settings of one of three texts we have selected. The winning work, chosen by the choir after singing through the five short-listed pieces, is Thou has made me endless by Alison Willis.
50th Anniversary Concert
2016 is the choir's 50th anniversary; we were founded by Malcolm Cottle in 1966. And we will be celebrating this on 8 December 2016 with our 50th anniversary concert at Priory Church of the Order of St John, St John's Square, Clerkenwell Road, London, EC1V 4JJ. The concert will include the premiere of the winner in our Anniversary Composition Competition, as well as a new piece by our conductor Jessica Norton, Robert Hugill's Dominus Illuminatio Mea, Poulenc's Mass in G and music by Josquin, Palestrina, Byrd, Redford, Mendelssohn & Britten, with many of the piece's holding a special place in the choir's repertoire.
On Sunday 18 December 2016 at 4pm we will be singing in a service of Readings and Carols at Wanstead United Reformed Church. Our Easter 2017 concert will be on 6 April 2017 and will take place at the Church of St Sepulchre without Newgate.
Introducing our new Music Director:
We are pleased to announce that from the 1 January 2016, London Concord Singers will be conducted by Jessica Norton. Jessica studied music at the University of Surrey, where she majored in Conducting with Russell Keable and Composition, and went on to study an MA in Choral Conducting with Simon Halsey at the University of Birmingham. She is now a freelance musician in London, taking vocal workshops, composing, and working part-time for Bach To Baby and the Barbican Centre. Read more about Jessica
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Why not join us? We are always on the look out for new voices in the choir. We rehearse weekly on Monday evenings from 7pm to 9.30pm in Clerkenwell area. If you feel like singing in our exciting and stimulating choir please contact our Hon. Secretary, Robert Hugill, and arrange to come along. Membership is via an informal audition.
London Concord Singers
London Concord Singers has given a number of world, UK and London premieres of works by composers such as John Rutter, Andrzej Panufnik, Richard Rodney Bennett, John McCabe, Kenneth Leighton and Michael Ball, as well as pieces specially written for the choir. The choir has also given performances of major contemporary pieces such as Alfred Schnittke’s Choral Concerto and Malcolm Williamson’s Requiem for a Tribe Brother. In its 40 year history the choir has performed all of the unaccompanied choral music of Francis Poulenc.Hear an excerpt from a recent concert here, Parry's My Soul there is a Country recorded live in July 2008.. Our concert on July 15th 2009 was reviewed by Seen and Heard and their review is here