Collegium Musicum of London Chamber Choir 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 weddings and other functions.
‘I just wanted to get in touch to say a huge thank you to you and the choir for your performance last night, it was wonderful and we have had very positive feedback from our guests, so thank you for joining us once again.’
Lauren Coleman, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, Christmas concert, 2015
The Ash Grove
With a varied catalogue of music in our repertoire – from classical favourites to classic pop numbers – CML can provide the perfect accompaniment to your special day. Get in touch to enquire about our choral packages.
‘CML made our wedding day so special with some incredible music and heartfelt performances. They were really helpful in choosing music, bringing some great suggestions as well as listening to our ideas. We both felt so lucky to be supported by them in our ceremony and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.’
Kathryn Buckley, 2022
‘We booked the choir to sing at our wedding in London in December. From the outset John was incredibly helpful and easy to deal with – not even blinking an eyelid when we told him we wanted to sing I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day! My emails (and there were a fair few!!) were all answered immediately and the default answer was always ‘of course we can’. The choir sang all the songs we asked for beautifully and were so happy and smiley, they made our ceremony so special. We can’t thank them enough.’
Hayley Devlin, 2014
Christmas Carol concerts
You can hire a full choir to provide the musical elements of a Christmas event – to support the audience in the singing of ‘mainstream’ carols, and/or to sing choir-only carols. The choir has considerable experience of such events (see recommendations below), would be happy to help plan them and to suggest appropriate music and readings.
CML performing Silent Night at the Carols for Pro Bono charity concert at Temple Church, December 2022
‘On behalf of both Advocate and LawWorks we wanted to send a huge thank you to Collegium Musicum for performing for us at the carol concert last night – they were absolutely brilliant. We’re so pleased it was a huge success, despite all the obstacles. The event raised a net profit of £20,313 which we’re really pleased about, which will be shared between the two charities equally and will go towards helping those in need of access to justice.’
Kate Buchanan, Carols for Pro Bono
You can also hire us for your corporate event or Christmas party. Book the full choir or a smaller ensemble!
Festival appearance or full concert package
You can hire a full choir (of 18-24 singers) to sing the repertoire of your choice, although, for full programmes such as these, the choir will need at least six months’ notice so that rehearsal slots can be organised, singers can be booked, and repertoire can be rehearsed.
Read what our previous clients had to say…
‘I just wanted to say another huge thank you for your beautiful singing at last night’s carol concert. It was such a lovely evening of festive fun and your performances really made the evening extra special.’
Fiona Woods, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, Christmas concert, 2014
Deep River arranged by Norman Luboff
My Soul There Is A Country by C Hubert Parry
Music for functions package (e.g. Christmas parties, formal dinners)
Either the full choir or a reduced choir (no fewer than 8 singers) can be hired for smaller functions, involving a more limited range of repertoire (e.g. Christmas music or madrigals). Notice of at least one month needs to be given for these engagements.
Fees are negotiable, depending on the type of event and size of ensemble required.
If you are interested in hiring Collegium Musicum of London, please contact John Biggins.
‘The client and guests loved your performance!’
Julia Brogan, Corporate Events UK
‘On behalf of everyone at Anthony Nolan I want to thank the Collegium Musicum of London Chamber Choir for supporting Anthony Nolan’s Christmas Carols this year. We felt honoured to have such a delightful choir singing for us at our event. The choir only Carols really added to the uplifting feel of the event.’
Jessica Randall, Anthony Nolan Charity
Having such a high-quality, professional outfit as yourselves to rely on is an immense help in planning the event. You put in a great performance once again and really helped give the whole event a real shape and tone.’
Jeremy Newton (Children and the Arts Charity)
‘I can’t tell you how thrilled I am (and everyone else at Battersea) that you were able to join us last night and treat us to such spectacular performances.’
Fiona Woods (Battersea Dogs and Cats Home)
‘Just wanted to say a BIG thank you for last night. Having Collegium Musicum of London there always takes the pressure off as you’re all so professional and just know the score. Russell was brilliant and really held the concert together.’
Rebecca Darke, Prince’s Trust, Foundation for Children & the Arts
‘The choir was wonderful – I have had a number of emails from congregation members saying how much they enjoyed the final carol – and you held the evening together brilliantly. It ran like clockwork.. The evening has raised over £35,000 towards our work, far exceeding our expectations. A truly great achievement.’
Emma Blanksby – Prince’s Trust, Foundation for Children & the Arts
‘To all in the choir of the Collegium Musicum of London, thank you for your help at the carol concert before Christmas in aid of my Foundation for Children & the Arts. The event was, by all accounts, a great success and this was due in no small part to your wonderful performance.’
HRH Prince Charles