Childhood Lyrics & Songs of Summer - London Concord Singers

Childhood Lyrics & Songs of Summer

For their Summer concert on Thursday 7 July 2022 at 7.30pm at the Church of St Bartholomew the Less, West Smithfield, EC1A 9DS, London Concord Singers, conductor Jessica Norton, will be performing a programme of 20th century music themed around Summer with music by Alan Bullard, John Gardner, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Michael Tippett, plus John Rutter's Five Childhood Lyrics which were written for the choir. The choir premiered Five Childhood Lyrics at the Purcell Room in 1973, and you can see the handbill for the concert in our digital archive

Tickets for the event are price £15 with under 25s at £5, full details from EventBrite

London Concord Singers' Archive

London Concord Singers was founded by Malcolm Cottle in 1966 and so the choir's archive spans some 56 years. Thanks to one of our members, this archive has been digitised and is available to browse on our Archive page. Here you can see which works we have performed, and where, along with looking at early concert programmes and posters.

Come Sing with Us!

Singers are invited to join us for an exciting season of concerts. We have just started rehearsing our programme of 20th century English music for our concert on 7 July 2022.

London Concord Singers, music director Jessica Norton, invites you to come along to one of our rehearsals to try this friendly amateur chamber choir with a passion for tackling challenging music. Rehearsals start on Monday 10 January 2022, and we hope to welcome new members.

We are a chamber choir of around 25 singers and sing a wide range of repertoire, from early music to contemporary. We rehearse in the Smithfield area on Monday evenings, and our next concert is on 7 April 2022.

Just email for more details and we look forward to welcoming you.

Free subscriptions for under 30's

For those under 30 interested in joining London Concord Singers, come and try us for free. We are offering free subscriptions for a term for the under 30s, simply email

Rehearsals resume

We are pleased to say that we have returned to regular, in-person rehearsals on a Monday evening. Still socially distanced, but it is a joy to be back to music-making in person and working towards a concert.

Founded in 1966

Founder Malcolm Cottle
Conductor Jessica Norton

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