Founded in 1966

Founder Musical Director
Malcolm Cottle

Registered Charity
No. 1059149

Malcolm Cottle, the founding musical director of London Concord Singers died suddenly last weekend (6 December 2014). His death was unexpected and our thoughts are with his family.

The choir has not hesitated in deciding to carry on and give our Christmas concert as planned on 18 December 2014, with our soloist cellist Corinne Morris. We are very grateful to Matthew Collins for stepping in at very short notice to complete the work that Malcolm began, and to conduct the concert. Rehearsals with Matthew have already started and we are confident that we will be giving a splendid performance - a fitting tribute to Malcolm.

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London Concord Singers are an award-winning chamber choir of about 30 mixed voices, based in central London, with a broad-ranging repertoire. The choir was founded in 1966 by the conductor, Malcolm Cottle. The choir became a registered charity in 1996.

London Concord Singers have given a number of world, UK and London premieres of works by composers such as John Rutter, Andrzej Panufnik, Richard Rodney Bennett, John McCabe, Kenneth Leighton and Michael Ball, as well as pieces specially written for the choir.

The choir has also given performances of major contemporary pieces such as Alfred Schnittke’s Choral Concerto and Malcolm Williamson’s Requiem for a Tribe Brother. In its 40 year history the choir has performed all of the unaccompanied choral music of Francis Poulenc.

Hear an excerpt from a recent concert here, Parry's My Soul there is a Country recorded live in July 2008.

Photos from our concert on 21 March 2013 at St Michael's Cornhill, taken by Joshua Hayes

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Our concert on July 15th 2009 was reviewed by Seen and Heard and their review is here.

We make regular trips abroad to sing. In 2013 we sang in Ljubljana, Slovenia and in previous years we have travelled to Basel, Verona, Barcelona, Strasburg, Tallinn (Estonia), Normandy, Bruges, Ghent, St. Andrews and the Crail Festival. In Summer 2003 we went to Rheims to sing in the music festival Les Flaneries Musicales d'Ete de Reims and had an audience of nearly 1300 at our concert in Rheims cathedral.



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Robert C. Hugill
36 Torrens Road
London SW2 5BT



We are always on the look out for new voices in the choir. We rehearse weekly in the Blackfriars area. If you feel like singing in our exciting and stimulating choir please contact our Hon. Secretary, Robert Hugill, and arrange to come along. Membership is via an informal audition.