Welcome to Collegium Musicum of London Chamber Choir. With a regular membership of about 30 singers – the ensemble is based in Clerkenwell, 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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CML at Temple Church for Easter St John Passion
Collegium Musicum of London joins forces with the Bar Choral Society and an excellent ensemble of period instrumentalists and top-class soloists, for the choir’s first ever visit to Temple Church in London. This historic venue will provide the perfect backdrop for what promises to be a fine evening of baroque music-making during holy week in April.
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Festive songs for Battersea cats and dogs
Appearing for the third consecutive year at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home’s Christmas charity concert, CML led the carols, performed a few seasonal songs and received a rapturous response from the packed audience, both human and canine.
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Collegium Musicum of London’s burgeoning reputation was enhanced at St James’s in Piccadilly on Saturday December 3rd as the choir, alongside an impressive ensemble of soloists and period instrumentalists, were applauded to the rafters by a large and appreciative audience.
Highlights of the evening included soprano soloist Augusta Hebbert‘s fine singing in Haydn’s Salve Regina, the band’s polished Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, and the choir’s accomplished and spirited contribution to the Nelson Mass.
CML Musical Director Greg Morris conducted proceedings with his usual brilliance and flair, and the large audience went home happy to have been part of an evening dedicated to two of classical Vienna’s most celebrated sons.
‘Wonderful evening of uplifting music. Fine soloists, rousing choruses and a brilliant chamber orchestra. All in a splendid setting. A great taster for the Christmas music season. Bravos all round.’
‘Excellently conducted by Greg Morris.’
‘This was an outstanding concert with wonderful soloists choir and orchestra. The church was nearly full and it was a most enjoyable and unforgettable evening.’
‘Wonderful choir, sublime soloists, tremendous music, great acoustic – altogether an unbeatable evening!’
– audience reactions
Collegium Musicum of London has a busy 2017 planned, with an ambitious programme of concerts in some exciting new venues.
In April, the choir combines with Temple Church and the Bar Choral Society for a concert featuring Bach’s majestic St John Passion, followed in May by a commemoration of the 450th year of Monteverdi’s birth with a performance of the composer’s famous 1610 Vespers. Don’t miss the chance to hear this monumental work in one of London’s finest baroque venues – St James’s in Piccadilly!
In October, the choir visits the spectacular Great Hall at the Brunel Museum, Rotherhithe, for a concert of choral music inspired by Time & Tide. This unique venue – a vast, underground concrete cylinder, dating from the early 19th century – boasts an amazing acoustic, and CML hopes Time & Tide will be the first of many visits for the ensemble. To round off the year, the choir presents music by Schubert, Brahms and Elgar in an intimate Schubertiade at St George’s church, Bloomsbury.
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For its autumn outing this year, CML joined forces with the fEinklang Chamber Choir from Munich in two concerts of acappella choral music interpreting prayers to the Virgin Mary. The first, on October 1st, took place at St Sepulchre’s in the City of London, and was followed three weeks later by a repeat performance at the Erlöserkirchein Munich.
The London concert attracted a large and appreciative audience, and the two choirs enjoyed an equally rapturous response from the sizeable audience in Munich. Here’s to the next time!
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.