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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

CML celebrates Vaughan Williams

CML celebrates Vaughan Williams

Saturday May 7 saw a packed Temple church for CML’s Vaughan Williams extravaganza. In a programme which included the composer’s Serenade to Music and The Lark Ascending, the stand-out performer was violinist Ian Belton. The choir and vocal soloists also acquitted themselves brilliantly – expertly marshalled from the rostrum by CML musical director Greg Morris.… Continue Reading

CML wows audience with moving Vespers – and raises money for Ukraine

CML wows audience with moving Vespers – and raises money for Ukraine

Another packed house in central London showed its appreciation for the choir’s polished performance of Rachmaninov’s masterpiece, while CML musical director Greg Morris – as well as conducting – presented a stirring rendition of Whitlock’s organ sonata. At a poignant evening’s music-making, the choir raised over £800 towards relief for Ukranian refugees. You can donate here:… Continue Reading

Full house for CML Mozart concert

Full house for CML Mozart concert

St John’s Smith Square was packed to the rafters for CML’s splendid all-Mozart concert last December – and once again CML delivered the goods. One audience member summed up the evening: ‘Superb.’ CML will undertake a repeat performance of the Requiem in April, at Temple Church. Ticketing details are available here. ‘It was an absolute… Continue Reading

Grace in favour

Grace in favour

Anticipating CML’s collaboration with in-demand soprano Grace Davidson on 4 December, we talked to Grace about her career, Mozart and Schubert on hosepipes. After a brief foray into cookery at Pru Leith’s School of Food and Wine, Grace won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music, where she won the school’s Early Music Prize… Continue Reading