City Chamber Choir was founded in 1987 by Stephen Jones to explore neglected choral repertoire, especially 20th century British music.
The choir rehearses and performs in the City of London, and has sung concerts in many of the beautiful and historic churches in the City as well as venues elsewhere in England, France and Germany.
Performing to professional standards, the choir has won many accolades for its music-making, including reaching the semi-finals of the Sainsbury’s Choir of the Year competition, being invited to perform in St Paul’s Cathedral as accompaniment to the English National Ballet and being invited to record by the British Music Society.
A recent review in the Church Times said: “A whole evening of unaccompanied music of considerable complexity was delivered with panache and elegance.”
You can find out more about the choir on the About us page, or better still, come to our next concert!
7.30 pm* Tuesday 13 December 2016 – Wassail! Music for Christmas
Britten A ceremony of carols
Lauridsen O magnum mysterium
Leighton Lully, lulla
Chilcott Christmas 1666
Burgess Comes the light
Rose It’s snowing
Kelly Let’s have some more goose (round with audience)
With organ solos and carols for choir and audience
A varied programme to get you into the mood for Christmas.
There are two substantial works for choir and harp: Britten’s much loved and atmospheric A ceremony of carols and John Owen Edwards’ fantasia on carols Wassail! The contemporary is not neglected as we come right up to date with the winner of the 2015 BBC Radio 3 Breakfast Carol Competition, Comes the light by Ann Burgess. Greg Rose’s It’s snowing presents an extraordinary and magical vocal picture of snowy weather, using aleatoric effects.
As usual, there are some chances for the audience to join in with old favourites and also to meet the choir over a glass of wine and a mince pie before and after the concert.
Stephen Jones conductor ¦ Sally Pryce harp ¦ Ivan Linford organ
Tickets £15.00 (£10.00 under 18 and full-time students) available in advance from www.wegottickets.com/citychamberchoir, or at the door. Free programme with tickets bought in advance. Phone enquiries may be made to 0207 682 2684.
*Drinks served from 7.00 pm