Recent News releases

Mendelssohn Singing Day

Join us on Saturday 23rd September 2017 for our our Mendelssohn Singing Day with Hilary Davan Wetton, Njabulo Madlala and Timothy End. We’ll be singing music by Mendelssohn, composers he influenced and those he was influenced by (including JS Bach, Bruckner and Sterndale Bennett) – purely..

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Haydn’s Creation Mass

We’ve got a busy beginning to the 2017-18 Season, starting with Haydn’s Creation Mass at Cadogan Hall. Click here for ticket information. In the following months Hilary Davan Wetton will be directing us in concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall, the Royal Festival..

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The Music of Eric Whitacre

We thoroughly enjoyed singing Deep Field – and other works by Eric Whitacre – at the Royal Albert Hall on 31st May with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by the composer. For full details, click here

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Hurry hurry….

…while there are still tickets. Classic carols and new favourites, including extracts from Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, settings by John Rutter, John Gardner, David Willcocks, Peter Warlock, Howard Goodall and many more. With plenty of audience participation. Part of the 31st Christmas Festival at St..

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Sweet singing in the choir

Are you one of the thousands of people who has enjoyed our Christmas concerts with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall and The Barbican over the last few years? This year, we’ll be together again, with Hilary Davan Wetton, at Cadogan Hall and tickets are selling fast. Soprano..

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Haydn’s Theresienmesse

The CLC’s most recent performance with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra received rapturous applause from a capacity audience at Cadogan Hall. Join us for the next concert in our Haydn/Mozart series on 23rd March 2017. Meanwhile watch this space for news of our first Haydn CD,..

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New season – and an invitation to join us

Raring to go after a summer break, the choir begins rehearsing again on 5th September. To find out more about joining us, please click here. Why not come to our Singing Day on Saturday 1st October? A series of workshops from 10am to 5pm will..

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New CD

Our new recording is out! Haydn’s Nelson Mass and Mass in Time of War, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and a thrilling line-up of soloists under the baton of Hilary Davan Wetton, which was released in December by RPO Records, is now available from the RPO..

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The 10th English Music Festival

The City of London Choir is delighted to be returning to Dorchester-on-Thames again this May to take part in the tenth English Music Festival, performing Sir Arthur Bliss’s Pastoral: Lie Strewn the White Flocks with the Holst Orchestra under Hilary Davan Wetton and part-songs by..

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Brahms German Requiem and Strauss Four Last Songs

Internationally renowned soprano Claire Rutter and baritone Stephen Gadd join the City of London Choir and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Barbican on Monday 7th March 2016 to perform two of the most sublime and dearly loved works in the romantic canon. For more details, please..

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Christmas in the City

We are excited to be returning to the Barbican with the fabulous Brass and Percussion sections of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (“fizzing with vibrancy, crisp articulation and seamless dovetailing”) on Monday 21st December for Christmas in the City – a joyful celebration in carols for..

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Celebrate Christmas with the CLC!

The City of London Choir is celebrating Christmas again in style – this year in more venues for ever including St John’s Smith Square, Central Hall Westminster, the Royal Albert Hall and the Barbican. For a taste of what’s in store, click here. Visit our..

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“Honed and committed”

Classical Source’s review of Haydn’s Nelson Mass: “The City of London Choir was outstanding – honed and committed – the RPO consistently neat and stylish…By contrast, the ‘Credo’ was sung (and swung) with true belief, and fugal writing was brought off with brisk clarity… Conducted with conviction and insight, and unflappable co-ordination, Hilary Davan Wetton brought out the inspiring and consolatory nature of this music, the final words, “Dona nobis pacem” (Grant us peace), made uplifting. This was excellent. Amen!” [click here to read more]

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Recordings

“freshness, bloom, attentive diction and a palpable heart” (Daily Telegraph)

From Beethoven to Vaughan Williams, and including some wonderful and unusual Christmas music, our recordings have received high praise from critics and consumers alike. For more information click here….

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Mozart’s C Minor Mass

We are looking forward to taking part in the London Mozart Players’ concert ‘Mozart & the Sisters’ on Thursday 26th November at St John’s Smith Square, conducted by Hilary Davan Wetton. Paying tribute to Aloysia and Constanze Weber, the two sisters who were objects of..

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Music in Time of War

Just after Remembrance Day, we mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, with a programme of music associated with war. Tippett’s Five Spirituals, inspired by events in 1939, are a visceral and emotive cry for reconciliation. Butterworth’s lyrical idyll, The Banks..

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Young Apprentice Tenor Scheme

Addressing a nationwide shortage of choral tenors, we are delighted as part of our education programme to offer two bursaries per season for aspiring young tenors between the ages of 16 and 19. Bursaries cover music costs as well as travel expenses to weekly rehearsals…

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50th Anniversary Season

We are enjoying a busy and exciting season, exactly fifty years after the choir’s formation. 2014 features a grand celebration concert in March, several returns to the Albert Hall and commemoration of the outbreak of the First World War, a hundred years ago.

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Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius

Hilary Davan Wetton’s 70th birthday concert
CLC generously supported by M&G Investments
ROYAL ALBERT HALL, WEDNESDAY 19th MARCH 2014
Celebrating the birthday of the choir’s Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of 25 years, the CLC joins the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and massed choirs for a special performance of this great work. The role of Gerontius is sung by Andrew Staples (“surely the most gifted and promising English tenor for at least a generation” Spectator)…

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Christmas 2013

We look forward to a particularly exciting Christmas, this 50th anniversary year.  The season begins with our ever popular Carols by Candlelight at St John’s Smith Square on Sunday 8th December – “a carol concert with bells on” (Guardian) – for which early booking is..

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