Founded in 1966

Founder Malcolm Cottle

Registered Charity
No. 1059149

Malcolm Cottle: The founding musical director of London Concord Singers, Malcolm Cottle, died suddenly on 6 December 2014. His death was unexpected and our thoughts are with his family. There will be a memorial celebration event for Malcolm on Saturday 1 August 2015, at St Michael's Church, Square, London SW1W 9HH when former members of London Concord Singers and other singers who have worked with Malcolm are invited to join us in performing. The event will be conducted by Matthew Collins.


Music Director Vacancy: We are looking for a new music director following the death of our long-standing conductor, Malcolm Cottle, who founded the choir in 1966. We welcome applications from experienced choral directors who have a keen interest in taking on the choir and breathing new life into it. We will be shortlisting candidates in the last week of June 2015. Selected candidates will be invited to take a rehearsal, and be interviewed by the committee about their ideas for the future development of the choir. We are hoping to have the new director in post by the end of the year at the latest. Further information on our conductor vacancy page


Next Concert: Our next concert will be on Thursday 9th July 2015 at Grosvenor Chapel, South Audley Street, London. Matthew Collins will again conduct the choir in a programme which will include choral music, solo songs and piano solos including Finzi's Seven Poems of Robert Bridges and Bob Chilcott's Aesop's Fables. See our concert poster for further information.


December 2014: Malcolm Cottle died shortly before our Christmas 2014 concert, the choir did not hesitate in deciding to carry on and give our Christmas concert as planned with 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. The photo shows our soloist cellist Corinne Morris and London Concord Singers - photo courtesy of Val Waidhofer


Why not join us? We are always on the look out for new voices in the choir. We rehearse weekly on Monday evenings from 7pm to 9.30pm in Clerkenwell 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.

Mailing List: Like to know more? If you would like to keep in touch so we can let you know about future plans then please please join our free mailing list. You can use our On-line Form to join, or just email your Name & address to us at info@londonconcordsingers.org.uk.

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About Us: London Concord Singers is 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 has 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.. Our concert on July 15th 2009 was reviewed by Seen and Heard and their review is here


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