Malcolm Cottle (1940 - 2014)

Malcolm was founder/conductor of the London Concord Singers for 48 years from 1966 until his death on 6th December 2014.

Malcolm was a chorister of St. Paul's Cathedral and sang at the Coronation in 1953. For over 35 years he was Musical Director of the North London Progressive Synagogue, and for 19 years he was the Assistant Musical Director to the Alyth Choral Society. Additionally, Malcolm served as Chorus Master of Hatfield Philharmonic Chorus, worked with New Opera Company, Beaufort Opera, and Orpheus Opera, and was Musical Director at Sheffield Playhouse, Nottingham Playhouse, Wyvern Theatre, Swindon and Swan Theatre, Worcester.

Up until his death, he worked at the London Studio Centre for Dance and Drama, for whom he directed the music for several shows, ranging from Show Boat to West Side Story and Hair! He was also Musical Director of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Cadogan Street, Chelsea, and Musical Director of Southgate Progressive Synagogue.

Malcolm leaves behind his loving wife and partner in music making, Tricia, who met Malcolm when she joined London Concord Singers, and who has been a part of the choir ever since. Together with their three sons, Nick, Ben, and Jon, the Cottles have helped London Concord Singers to feel all a part of the 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.


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