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Yuletide festivities with Battersea dogs and cats

Yuletide festivities with Battersea dogs and cats

Now a tradition at this time of year, Collegium Musicum of London entertained a large and appreciative audience in Chelsea – including some fine canines and a smattering of A list celebrities – helping to raise funds for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. This is CML’s tenth year at St Luke’s, and it’s always a… Continue Reading

CML packs out St James’s for triumphant Baroque programme

CML packs out St James’s for triumphant Baroque programme

For the first time in its history, Collegium Musicum of London opened the gallery at St James’s, Piccadilly, as audience numbers swelled for the choir’s concert on Saturday 18th November. Rapturous applause greeted CML’s spirited and polished renditions of classic works by Handel, Vivaldi, Bach and Purcell. And audience members were generous in their praise:… Continue Reading

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