Welcome to Collegium Musicum of London Chamber Choir. With a regular membership of about 30 singers – the ensemble is based in Smithfield, central London. Focusing naturally on a cappella 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, the great secular works of the last 100 years, folksong and popular classics.
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Time & Tide takes CML to Rotherhithe
Collegium Musicum of London Chamber Choir ventures south of the river this autumn to present an evening of music, poetry, prose and projections on a nautical and temporal theme.
The spectacular Grand Entrance Hall at the Brunel Museum in Rotherhithe provides the setting for the event, which features actors Lizzie Roper and Rufus Gerrard-Wright, in what promises to be a veritable feast for the senses.
Seating is strictly limited so be sure to book your tickets early.
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The vast underground entrance hall at the Brunel Museum originally led through to the Rotherhithe Tunnel, and is now a unique performance space.
The venue’s entrance is down a spectacular spiral staircase, leading to the underground auditorium seating 300.
The concert will feature specially designed projections onto the immense, cylindrical walls of the hall.
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CML joined forces with leading Baroque instrumentalists and soloists on Saturday, 20 May, in a musical commemoration of Monteverdi’s 450th birthday.
The concert, at St James’s, Piccadilly, attracted an audience well in excess of 200, and utilised all corners of the church, replicating the original performances in St Mark’s, Venice.
‘A wonderful and heartfelt performance of this great work. Soloists, choir and instrumentalists were all totally committed, and the use of the spaces and positions provided by the church recaptured some of the intoxicating mystery of St Mark’s. I think you provided a benchmark for future performances of this work, and a way in which it could be brought into the central place in the repertoire that it deserves.’
– Sir Roger Scruton
‘The choir goes from strength to strength with every concert I attend. The use of period players seems to have a wonderfully visceral effect and I liked the placing of singers around the space.’
– audience member
CML makes the move to St Bart’s
After over two decades rehearsing and performing at the Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer in Exmouth Market, Collegium Musicum of London is relocating down the road in Clerkenwell to St Bartholomew the Great in Smithfield.
This lively and spectacular venue, the oldest church in London, was founded in 1123 as an Augustinian monastery. Now a parish church, it is home to a thriving congregation as well as being a destination for visitors from all over the world.
CML will begin rehearsing its October concert – Time & Tide – at St Bart’s in September, and is already planning a concert there in March 2018.
So it’s goodbye to Holy Redeemer, The Cinnamon Tree and the Wilmington Arms, and hello to the attractions of Smithfield! We look forward to welcoming you there in 2018!
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CML Chair John Biggins was featured talking about the choir on Radio Three’s The Choir, on Sunday, 19th April.
Click here to listen to what he had to say.