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CML revisits the St John Passion

CML revisits the St John Passion

Collegium Musicum of London‘s spring programme included Bach’s magnificent St John Passion. On March 5, the choir collaborated with English Touring Opera, in a production which took place at the Hackney Empire Theatre. CML previously teamed up with ETO as part of their 2018 St Matthew Passion at Temple Church. This year’s acclaimed production was equally inventive and engaging.

CML’s planned reprise of the work on March 17 at Temple Church was sadly cancelled as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak.

‘Collegium Musicum of London…sang with great conviction and clarity.’
The Guardian, review of St John Passion, Hackney Empire, 8 March, 2020

Laszlo Heltay 1930-2019

Laszlo Heltay 1930-2019

The death has been announced of CML founder and patron Laszlo Heltay. Laszlo was born in Budapest and studied conducting and composition at the Franz Liszt Academy under Kodaly and Bardos. He became a British citizen in 1957. In 1964 he went to New Zealand as associate conductor of the NZBC Symphony Orchestra and director… Continue Reading

CML starts Christmas off in style

CML starts Christmas off in style

Some great photos by Andrea Liu of CML’s Christmas concert on Saturday 7 December at St Bart’s the Great in West Smithfield. A large and enthusiastic audience enjoyed an atmospheric evening of seasonal music, both classical and popular, alongside readings and communal carols. Continue Reading

CML celebrates French choral works

CML celebrates French choral works

Saturday, October 19th saw CML return to Temple church for a polished and moving performance of choral music by Duruflé, Pulenc and Fauré. A large and appreciative audience enjoyed the atmospheric surroundings and in particular the contributions of soloists Joanna Harries, Michael Hickman and Sophie Harries, alongside virtuoso organist Daniel Moult. Audience reaction ‘One voice of exceptional… Continue Reading

CML makes its mark with stunning B minor Mass

CML makes its mark with stunning B minor Mass

A packed house at St James’s, Piccadilly was present for CML’s first return to Bach’s momentous work since 2006. Under the expert guidance of the choir’s MD, and alongside a host of top Baroque instrumentalists and soloists, CML produced a spirited and polished performance which can only have added to the ensemble’s growing reputation in… Continue Reading

Midsummer music from CML

Midsummer music from CML

Collegium Musicum of London changed the mood from Bach to the Beach Boys for its June concert in Clerkenwell. With music by Vaughan Williams, Rutter, Delius, George Gershwin and many more, the choir made its first appearance at the historic Crypt on the Green with a light and eclectic acappella programme, greatly appreciated by the… Continue Reading