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The aisles were full of noises!

The aisles were full of noises!

Saturday October 9 saw Collegium Musicum of London Chamber Choir join singer an instrumentalist Clara Sanabras and her band in a concert celebrating the choral works of female composers across the centuries, including Sanabras’s atmospheric modern take on Shakespeare’s The Tempest, A Hum About Mine Ears.  Music by Hildegard von Bingen, Barbara Strozzi and Fanny Mendelssohn was showcased, as well as contemporary works by Alison Willis and Janet Wheeler.  In a wide-ranging programme, celebrated American songwriter Carole King also featured, and was rapturously received by an appreciative audience.

‘I was really blown away by how good this concert was – it really exceeded my expectations.’

‘A lovely recital at the glorious Grosvenor Chapel.’

– audience reaction

CML’s summer concert

CML’s summer concert

Collegium Musicum of London returned to Holy Redeemer in lively Clerkenwell for a short concert this July. Collaborating with newly formed professional ensemble Antioch, CML performed acappella works by Byrd, Purcell, Elgar and Treseder. Music for a While was the choir’s first outing since December 2020, and though  performers and audience were socially distanced, the… Continue Reading

CML Brahms to soothe those lockdown blues

CML Brahms to soothe those lockdown blues

Lockdown CML delivers another fine online performance, this time of the haunting Geistliches Lied, Brahms’s earliest accompanied choral work, composed in 1856 when the composer was only 23. Set to a poem by the chorale author Paul Fleming (1609-1640) about the acceptance of fate and trust in God, it began as an exercise in counterpoint.… Continue Reading

Online concert from CML

Online concert from CML

Unable to perform since March, CML singers reconvened in September to rehearse for a recording at Temple Church featuring works by British composers. Music for a While is a 30-minute tribute to native masters from the last 500 years. View the video here. ‘A very beautiful and relaxing half hour in the company of a… Continue Reading

Lockdown Mozart from CML

With an ambitious concert of Mozart choral music planned for next year – including the sublime Requiem – Collegium Musicum of London’s singers got together online to produce their own version of the famous Ave Verum Corpus. Enjoy!  Continue Reading

CML’s home-made Hallelujah!

Collegium singers have collaborated with a bunch of their favourite instrumentalists for this very special lockdown version of the Hallelujah Chorus. Watch out for our Librarian Jane Hill’s cameo appearance on the recorder! Continue Reading