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We are excited to announce that the internationally renowned tenor Daniel Norman will be the City of London Choir’s first Artist in Residence for the season 2017/18. Daniel has recently appeared in Billy Budd for Opera North, Die Meistersinger for Glyndebourne Festival, and Bach’s St Matthew Passion with the Dunedin Consort. He will be joining us on the stage for Haydn’s Creation Mass in October 2017 and Harmoniemesse and Mendelssohn’s Elijah in 2018 (details of all of which can be found on our concerts page). For more details about Daniel, please click here.

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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’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 Hall and St John’s Smith Square – all before we hang up our stockings in December.

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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…

Photograph: (c) Caroline Lagden

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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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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 shop, Amazon and all usual outlets. 

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Join us for the fourth concert of our acclaimed series with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on Thursday 23rd March at Cadogan Hall. We will be singing Haydn’s Theresienmesse with a stunning line-up of soloists, and Leon McCawley wil be playing Mozart’s much-loved Piano Concerto in C minor K491.

* So said Boulezian of our recent performance of Mass in Time of War (Paukenmesse) in the second of this series of six concerts. ‘Davan Wetton’s choral experience was very clear – and welcome, as was the discipline of the singers themselves…Choral consolation was as real as it was lovable.’ Read the full review here, and book your tickets today for Theresienmesse.

photograph (c) Roger Way