City Chamber Choir aims to revive neglected choral works from past ages, to search out the best in 20th century composition, and to plot musical pathways for the present century.
The choir is led by its hugely experienced founder, Stephen Jones, with guidance from its President, renowned composer Cecilia McDowall, and Patron, Bob Chilcott, and receives infusions of new music from up-and-coming ‘composers in residence.’ Our repertoire encompasses Palestrina, Howells, and popular Christmas carols, but ranges far and wide.
Formed in 1987 and comprising singers from many walks of life, we meet for rehearsals a stone’s throw from St Paul’s cathedral. Our home, St Anne and St Agnes church, also known as the Gresham Centre, was designed by Christopher Wren, has been rebuilt many times, and is itself an inspiration. We perform concerts there and in many more of the City of London’s beautiful Wren churches.
We are constantly looking to collaborate with singers, musicians and others from the arts, and regularly travel for concerts and workshops outside the City, beyond London and overseas.
We are always on the look-out for new members to join us on this exciting musical journey!
You can find out more about the choir on the About us page, or better still, come to our next concert.
7.00 pm Tuesday 12 March 2019
St Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside EC2V 6AU
Women of Note
An exploration of music written by women including Ruth Gipps (Magnificat and Nunc dimittis) | Cecilia McDowall | Rebecca Clarke | Lili Boulanger |Katrina Toner | Judith Weir
Stephen Jones conductor
Tickets £15.00 (£10.00 under 18s and full time students only) available at the door or:
NEW! If you missed our Christmas concert, or were there and would like to hear it again, a recording is available to purchase from Exit Live.
Choral workshop with ex-Hilliards
You are invited to take part in our Choral Workshop on the stunning double-choir Stabat Mater by renaissance master Palestrina and the Miserere and O Radiant Dawn by Sir James MacMillan, the leading contemporary Scottish composer.
City Chamber Choir is delighted and honoured to be working alongside three ex-members of the world-famous Hilliard Ensemble: Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor), David James (counter-tenor) and Gordon Jones (baritone) and expects to gain many valuable insights into vocal technique, ensemble singing and tuning from their combined wealth of experience.
Our study day ends with an informal concert at 4.00 pm with the bonus of aperformance of Arvo Pärt’s And one of the pharisees by the three ex-Hilliards. If you are an enthusiastic amateur singer, who would like to explore these beautiful choral works, brush up on singing technique and find out about the historical and musical context of the works during the course of an enjoyable day, then this is for you.