We can’t sing together just now, but we did manage a little socially distanced singing in the autumn and recorded the results. We’d love you to enjoy them. Please head to our YouTube channel to enjoy performances of Stanford’s Blue Bird, Finzi’s My Spirit Sang All Day, Elgar’s The Shower and As Torrents in Summer, and Sterndale Bennett’s Come Live with Me. All recorded and filmed in the beautiful and ancient City church of St Giles Cripplegate, in the heart of the Barbican. Why not subscribe to our channel while you’re there?
As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, the City of London Choir temporarily stopped being able to sing together in March 2020, and this piece has been recorded individually by members of the choir at home. It is dedicated to the memory of our friend Alvin Chua (1976-2020), who joined the choir in 2010. Click here to hear it.
Music Director: Hilary Davan Wetton
Lockdown Chorus Master: Alex Davan Wetton
Mixing and video editing by Ben Morales Frost
Music: Edward Elgar
Words: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow