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CML wows audience in Rotherhithe

CML wows audience in Rotherhithe

…with the help of ‘Lady Danbury’ Collegium Musicum of London returned to the Brunel Museum’s spectacular Grand Entrance Hall on the banks of the Thames in early July for a programme of choral music and readings on a nautical theme. Former CML member Caroline Crampton’s book, The Way to the Sea – about the journey… Continue Reading

Songs of Farewell from CML

Songs of Farewell from CML

The yearning and regret at parting, the optimism of new beginnings and the religious promise of an afterlife are common themes in Western classical music. In its spring concert, Collegium Musicum of London Chamber Choir explored these sensibilities – alongside the retrospective poignancy of a composer’s last works. Choral music by a diverse collection of… Continue Reading

CML showcases Taverner and Tavener in central London

CML showcases Taverner and Tavener in central London

Another capacity audience showed its appreciation on Saturday 4 March as CML presented its programme of a cappella music by John Taverner and his near-namesake John Tavener. The venue – St Matthew’s church on Westminster proved to be an elegant and atmospheric setting for the concert, the choir’s first of 2023. ‘A very imaginative programme… Continue Reading

Packed house celebrates CML’s first 50 years

Packed house celebrates CML’s first 50 years

St James’s, Piccadilly was packed to the rafters for Collegium Musicum’s anniversary concert on November 19th. Those present witnessed a sparkling performance by the choir, orchestra and soloists. Here’s to the next 50 years! ‘Fabulous concert,beautiful varied pieces with heavenly choir and musicians. Loved the Purcell and the premier piece by Bed all, especially.’ –… Continue Reading

Summer songs from CML

Summer songs from CML

CML returned to the theme of summer for the choir’s latest uplifting visit to the Crypt on the Green in lively Clerkenwell on July 7. An eclectic mix of upbeat and offbeat numbers was rapturously received by the audience. A particular favourite was the choir’s rendition of the Spice Girls’ Wannabe, arranged as an English… Continue Reading

Matthew Evan Smith 1962-2022

Matthew Evan Smith 1962-2022

The death has been announced of former CML member Matthew Evan Smith. Matthew was a stalwart of the bass section from 2011 to 2019, and served as a conscientious and energetic committee member for much of that time. The choir sends condolences to his family. Continue Reading