Welcome to Collegium Musicum of London Chamber Choir. With a regular membership of about 35 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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CML is currently on the lookout for BASSES to join the choir for its exciting 2018 season. More information about joining the choir here…
Armada concert and recording beckon in 2018
CML starts the new year preparing for a concert of 16th-century Spanish and English choral music. The ARMADA! performance in March, at the choir’s new home – St Bart’s in Smithfield – is linked to a brand new recording of the same repertoire, the choir’s first release since 2009. Watch out for it on iTunes!
Saturday’s concert of intimate choral music proved a resounding success at a packed St George’s, Bloomsbury. CML produced one of its most accomplished performances with works by Schubert, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Stanford and Vaughan Williams. Meanwhile, no-one present will forget the outstanding contribution of tenor James Way (pictured right), who was undoubtedly the star of the show. The choir looks forward to a long and fruitful association with this exceptionally talented soloist in the future.
Another highlight was CML’s Musical Director and Temple Church organist Greg Morris pulling out all the stops (ahem) in his sensitive performance of Brahms’s two Piano Intermezzos. Bravo!
CML Musical Director embarks on Bach journey
Collegium Musicum of London’s conductor, Greg Morris also doubles as chief organist at Temple Church.
Between October 2017 and July this year, Greg will be performing all JS Bach’s works for the instrument in various high-profile London venues, including Westminster Cathedral, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Southwark Cathedral and Westminster Abbey.
Time & Tide sell-out in Rotherhithe
Collegium Musicum of London Chamber Choir ventured south of the river on October 7th 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 provided the setting for the sell-out event, which featured actors Lizzie Roper and Rufus Gerrard-Wright, in what was a veritable feast for the senses.
The vast underground entrance hall at the Brunel Museum originally led through to the Rotherhithe Tunnel, and the unique performance space contributed to a varied and spectacular evening’s entertainment.
Details of CML’s 2018 season here.
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 began 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 Chamber Choir appears on BBC Radio 3’s Meet My Choir
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.