collegium musicum of london chamber choir

president: Laszlo Heltay; patrons: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, CBE, Jonathan Dove; musical director: Greg Morris

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The choir's Musical Director,
Greg Morris

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Sabine Birch
Voice: soprano
Nationality: German
Occupation: teacher
Started singing: in the pram
Favourite music: Lieder by Schubert and Schumann
Fave composer: Mozart, Schubert, Brahms
Fave singer: Fischer-Dieskau
Fave CML concert: Deutsches Requiem by Brahms
Hobbies: Making music with my children at home and performing in shows at school

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Collegium Musicum of London Chamber Choir - news

collegium musicum of London - on of the capital's leading chamber choirs

Collegium Musicum of London - with a regular membership of about 30 singers - is a chamber choir based in Clerkenwell, London. Focusing naturally on a capella repertoire, the choir also collaborates with some of the leading professional soloists and instrumentalists in the country. The choir's repertoire encompasses sacred music of the Renaissance and Baroque periods as well as music of the nineteenth century and the great secular works of the last 100 years.

Under 25? sing with the choir for just £10 per concert - special rate.

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Baroque heavyweights do battle
at St James's

Collegium Musicum of London's next concert - MASTERS OF BAROQUE - sets three champions of the European baroque in competition at St James's Church in Piccadilly (Saturday, November 29th).

The choir is joined by a strike force of top-class soloists and instrumentalists in what promises to be an explosive contest, featuring the works of German stars JS Bach, GF Handel and plucky Brit Henry Purcell.

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Audience acclaim for CML's Rachmaninov masterpiece

Collegium Musicum of London's autumn concert received a rapturous response from audience members at St John's in Notting Hill as the choir delivered a polished performance of Rachmaninov's neglected materpiece the Liturgy of St John Chrysostom. Here are some of the comments:

'The singing was of a very high order. To sing so much unaccompanied music and stay in tune as one voice was a great achievement - it was wonderful music.’

‘This was, to my ears, a wonderful rendition of the first choral composition by Rachmaninov.’

‘I went with two friends [both of whom sing in choirs] and we were all enchanted by the exquisite performance.’

‘...we all felt it an honour to hear the dedication of this talented choir.’

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CML's latest recordings

Steal Away
Arranged by Greg Morris

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CML's latest CD

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The Third Rome

Recorded in March 2009 at St Mary Abchurch, London, the CD features music from the Russian sacred repertoire, including pieces by Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Chesnokov and Glinka.

Available to download from iTunes.


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Join the choir!

The choir is at present on the lookout for new singers - especially tenors. And there's a special deal for the under 25s - rather than the usual subscription rates, pay just £10 per concert to sing with the choir.

Click here for details of our straightforward audition process, or email the choir Fixer here.

Choir for hire

Anyone for tenors?

Collegium Musicum of London is also available for hire – either to give a concert as part of a festival, to provide one-off concert programmes, or to sing for functions.

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Collegium Musicum of London performing the Voices of Vienna concert at St James's, Piccadilly in December, 2012.

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