London Concord Singers
|Founded in 1966|
Founder Malcolm Cottle
Hear Her Voice
Our Summer programme, Hear Her Voice, celebrates the centenary of Women's suffrage with a programme of music by female composers ranging from Hildegard of Bingen, through Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn, to Elizabeth Maconchy, Grace Williams and Thea Musgrave, plus a new piece by our musical director Jessica Norton and Lucy Pankhurst's The Pankhurst Anthem commissioned by the BBC to celebrate the centenary. We are performing the concert in London on Thursday 12 July 2018 (See Poster) at the church of St Bartholomew the Less BUY TICKETS and in Ely on Saturday 14 July 2018 in the Lady Chapel of Ely Cathedral (Admission free).
Summer 2017 in the Netherlands
Last Summer we made a most successful tour to the Netherlands, singing in Haren (Groningen) and Beetsterzwaag. You can see pictures from the tour on our Facebook page. The programme included Victoria's Missa O Quam Gloriosum, James MacMillan's O Radiant Dawn, plus motets by Bruckner, Durufle, Brahms, Hassler, Rameau & Poulenc.
Come sing with us!
London Concord Singers has vacancies for altos, tenors and basses. We are a friendly chamber choir with an eclectic repertoire from Josquin to contemporary music, and rehearse on Monday evenings in the Clerkenwell/Smithfield. Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and we look forward to welcoming you. You can get a taster of our rehearsals with a lovely video which film-maker Laura Ruiz created, it is available on Vimeo.
50th Anniversary Concert
2016 was the choir's 50th anniversary; we were founded by Malcolm Cottle in 1966. And we celebrated this on 8 December 2016 with our 50th anniversary concert at Priory Church of the Order of St John, St John's Square, Clerkenwell Road, London, EC1V 4JJ. The concert included three world premieres Alison Willis's Thou hast made me endless, the winner in our Anniversary Composition Competition, a new piece by our conductor Jessica Norton, Robert Hugill's Dominus Illuminatio Mea. Afterwards there was celebration and even a cake, see our Facebook page for our album of photos
Introducing our Music Director:
Since 1 January 2016, London Concord Singers has been conducted by Jessica Norton. Alongside her work with the London Concord Singers, Jessica Norton is Musical Director of the East London Chorus, Assistant Musical Director of Pegasus Choir, Interim Musical Director of the London Orpheus Choir and a freelance rehearsal conductor. Read more about Jessica
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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