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Cripplegate SD recording

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?

 

Lockdown Choir

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

 

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We are thrilled to have been invited to perform Mendelssohn’s greatly loved oratorio Elijah at Cadogan Hall on 12th February. With the London Mozart Players and soloists Elin Manahan Thomas soprano, Katie Bray mezzo soprano, Ed Lyon tenor and South African baritone Colin Schachat in the title role, this promises to be a memorable performance. Full details on our Concerts page

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Join us for the opening and closing concerts of the second Summer Music in City Churches festival this June! We are performing gorgeous settings of poetry by Finzi, Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Parry, Britten and more on Thursday 20th, and a midsummer celebration of Shakespeare on Friday 28th, both in St Giles Cripplegate. Click here for full details.

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Compelling composer and conductor Eric Whitacre performs an all-American programme, including pieces by Bernstein, John Adams and Copland.

The Grammy-winning composer is known for his charismatic conducting style and inventive and complex choral compositions.

His own works complete the concert’s repertoire, culminating before the interval in the dynamic and epic Equus.

Lux Aurumque – Whitacre’s choral composition that became an internet sensation – follows, and the lively Godzilla Eats Las Vegas! concludes the evening.

BERNSTEIN Overture, Candide
WHITACRE October; Songs of immorality; Equus
WHITACRE Lux Aurumque (Light of Gold)
ADAMS Short Ride in a Fast Machine
COPLAND Quiet City
WHITACRE Godzilla eats Las Vegas; Sleep

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Eric Whitacre, conductor
City of London Choir
15 May 2019 7:30pm, SE1 8XX
Royal Festival Hall Southbank Centre, London,

For more information and ticket availibility, click here

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We are delighted to return to St John’s Smith Square on December 8th for our annual celebration of Christmas. Don’t miss this “carol concert with bells on” (in the words of the Guardian), featuring settings by Vaughan Williams, John Tavener, Cecilia MacDowell, David Willcocks, John Rutter and many more. With classic carols, new favourites and plenty of audience participation, this is an annual highlight of the year for adults and children alike (recommended minimum age 6 years).

Tickets and further information available here

If you miss out on tickets for this sell-out event, you can also see us at the Barbican on Thursday 20th December for our ‘Christmas Classics’ event with the London Concert Orchestra, and on Tuesday 4th December at the Carers’ Trust Christmas Carol Concert at St Mary-le-Bow.

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Blazing trumpets, thunderous drums and a grand chorus summon forth the power and emotion of Verdi’s choral masterpiece.

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the thrill of Verdi’s powerful music in the glorious surroundings of the Royal Albert Hall.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Jac van Steen Conductor
City of London Choir
Brighton Festival Chorus
Helena Dix Soprano
Alessandra Volpe Mezzo-soprano
David Butt Philip Tenor
Roland Wood Baritone

For more information and ticket availability, click here

20 November 2018 7:30pm, Royal Albert Hall

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“the combined choirs brought an otherworldly element of Ravel’s score as well as youthful ardour and virile power… The final ‘Bacchanal’ exuded electrifying energy and excitement. So said Classical Source of our performance of Ravel’s Daphnis & Chloe with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Chorus under the baton of Alain Atinoglu on the second night of the BBC Proms this summer. Read the full review here.

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Celebrate warmth in the air and sun in the sky with this evening of sumptuous music by Fauré, Ravel and Saint-Saëns with the London Mozart Players at Cadogan Hall. For full details and to book, click here.

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We are delighted to be taking part in the opening and closing concerts of a new festival this summer, taking place in beautiful City churches. For full details, see our concerts page or visit the festival website