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Our new recording has arrived! The Nation’s Favourite Carols, is now available to purchase. Get in the festive spirit and hear us singing with the wonderful Bryn Terfel, Grace Davidson and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Hilary Davan Wetton.

Available from amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nations-Favourite-Car…/…/B076K6DQZQ

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Join us for a Classical Christmas celebration on Wednesday 13th December 2017 with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and acclaimed baritone Roderick Williams. Led by Hilary Davan Wetton, the programme includes stunning pieces by Vaughan Williams and Howells, as well as your favourite carols.

Click here for more information and tickets.

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We are joining forces with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to perform Mendelssohn’s choral epic, Elijah at the Barbican Centre on February 13th 2018. Click here to find out more.

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We are delighted to return to St John’s Smith Square on December 9th for our annual celebration of Christmas. Don’t miss this “carol concert with bells on” (in the words of The Guardian), featuring settings by John Rutter, Vaughan Williams, John Gardner, David Willcocks, John Dankworth and many more. Enjoy both classics and new favourites, and plenty of audience participation. Click here for more information.

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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 for pleasure. You don’t need to be a member of the choir, so please do sign up: it promises to be a great day packed full of wonderful music.

For more details and booking information please email celia.louise.clark@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you!

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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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…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 John’s Smith Square. For more details and to book tickets, please click here

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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 Grace Davidson joins us on Tuesday 6th December for a festive evening to remember. For more details or to book, please click here

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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, shortly to be released…

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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 be led by our music director Hilary Davan Wetton and our vocal consultant, the internationally acclaimed soprano Rachel Nicholls. You are warmly invited to join us.

The main focus will be Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana (it probably needs no introduction but – just in case – the collection of thirteenth century poems, set to music in the 20th century, which continue to have considerable resonance today with themes like love and lust, drinking and gambling, spring and fertility, fortune and wealth). For additional musical variety, we will also be working on some pieces from the European Sacred Music Book.

The day is open to all (over 18) as well as current members and will cost £20 (half price for students) – excellent value for a whole day’s singing.

Places must be booked in advance. For more details and to book, please send an email to mail@cityoflondonchoir.org. We look forward to hearing from you.

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