London Concord Singers
Jessica Norton and London Concord Singers at the church of St Botolph without Bishopsgate

Come sing with us!
London Concord Singers has vacancies in all voices. We are a friendly chamber choir with an eclectic repertoire from Josquin to contemporary music, and rehearse on Monday evenings in the Clerkenwell/Smithfield. Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings. Just email for more details and we look forward to welcoming you. You can get a taster of our rehearsals with a lovely video which film-maker Laura Ruiz created, it is available on Vimeo.

London Concord Singers have 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.

London Concord Singers was established in 1966 by the conductor, Malcolm Cottle, and he remained the Musical Director for over 40 years until his death in December 2014. The choir became a registered charity in 1996.

50th Anniversary Cake

Introducing our Music Director:
Since 1 January 2016, London Concord Singers has been conducted by Jessica Norton. Alongside her work with the London Concord Singers, Jessica Norton is Musical Director of the East London Chorus, Devonshire Square Music in Offices Choir, Polymnia Chamber Choir and the University of Surrey Chamber Choir, and Music Leader of the Blackheath Youth Choir. Read more about Jessica

Summer trips:
Every other summer the choir undertakes a short foreign concert tour; places visited include Rouen, Caen, Ghent, Bruges, Strasbourg, Barcelona, Tallinn, Basel, Verona, Bardolino, Antwerp, Boppard on the Rhine, and Avignon. On their 2003 French tour, the choir sang to an audience of 1300 in Rheims Cathedral in a concert which was part of the Flâneries Musicales d'Été. More recent tours have included Ljubljana in Slovenia and Maastricht and Groningen in the Netherlands.

50th Anniversary Concert: 2016 was the choir's 50th anniversary; we were founded by Malcolm Cottle in 1966. And we celebrated 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 included three world premieres Alison Willis's Thou hast made me endless, the winner in our Anniversary Composition Competition, a new piece by our conductor Jessica Norton, Robert Hugill's Dominus Illuminatio Mea. Afterwards there was celebration and even a cake, see our Facebook page for our album of photos

Keep in Touch - Join our Mailing List: Like to know more? If you would like to keep in touch so we can let you know about concerts and future plans then please please join our free mailing list. You can use our On-line Form to join, or just email your Name & address to us at You can also visit our Facebook Page to keep up to date.

Founded in 1966

Founder Malcolm Cottle
Conductor Jessica Norton

Registered Charity
No. 1059149