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 21st century.

The choir is led by its hugely experienced founder, Stephen Jones, and is fortunate to have as its President, renowned composer Cecilia McDowall, and as Patron, Bob Chilcott. As well as commissioning and performing works by our President and Patron, we receive infusions of new music from our Composer in Residence Samuel Wilson and annually appointed up-and-coming ‘composers in association’. Our repertoire ranges far and wide, with a particular focus on 20th century British music.

Formed in 1987 and comprising singers of different ages and from many walks of life, we meet for rehearsals in a lovely Wren church a stone’s throw from The Monument. We perform concerts there and in many of the City of London’s other beautiful churches.

You can find out more about the choir on the About us page, or better still, come to our next event.

We’re recruiting! Like many groups, the pandemic has had an impact on our membership. We have a few vacancies in all voice parts. We’re a friendly bunch who rehearse on Tuesday evenings in the City of London. You can find out more about membership here…

If you’re a singer with reasonable sight-reading and would like to audition, we’d love to hear from you. Please email our Membership Secretary Helen Godwin.

Seven Last Words: Music for Choir & Orchestra
7.30pm, Tuesday 26 March 2024
Holy Sepulchre London, Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2DQ

Stephen Jones: conductor
Richard Pinel: organ
With Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra

J S Bach Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225
Palestrina Magnificat primi toni à 8
J S Bach Brandenburg Concerto no.3 in G major BWV 1048
Paul Carr Seven Last Words From The Cross

Our Come and Sing: Victoria | Palestrina | di Lasso workshop on 20 January 2035 was a very successful and enjoyable day. You can get a little flavour of it with this video of our performance of Victoria’s O magnum mysterium.

Look out for another workshop next year! Better still, join our mailing list to keep in touch with what we’re up to.