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.
Music for Christmas
4.00pm, Saturday 9 December 2023
St Mary and St John the Divine, Balham, Balham High Road, London SW12 9B
Stephen Jones conductor | Bethy Reeves organ
Come and join the award-winning City Chamber Choir for a festive afternoon of Christmas music old and new in the majestic surroundings of St Mary and St John the Divine Church. There will be carols to sing and mulled wine and mince pies afterwards.
The concert will support YoungMinds, the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health, with a retiring collection.
The programme includes music by Bruckner, Reger, Tallis, Schütz, Berlioz and Chilcott, with traditional carols.
Tickets: Adults £10.00 Under-18s £5.00
Buy online from www.ticketsource.co.uk/city-chamber-choir or at the door.
The City Chamber Choir Christmas Concert
Tuesday 12 December 2023
St Mary-at-Hill, Lovat Ln, London EC3R 8EE
Stephen Jones conductor| Ivan Linford organ
City Chamber Choir takes you on a magical journey through the Christmas story, with a mixture of much-loved familiar carols and music that’s right up to date. There’s an opportunity to hear some seasonal readings as well as the usual wine and mince-pie fuelled join-in-able audience participation items. The concert will support YoungMinds, the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health, with a retiring collection.
Please note that there will be no interval: wine, soft drinks and mince pies will be available before and after the concert.
Tickets £15.00 (£10.00 full time students only; under-12 free)