The Camden Choir

Our 45th Season

(2016 – 2017)


We are a long-established amateur choir, created by Julian Williamson to perform little-heard music as well as highlights from the standard repertoire.

Founded in 1971, the Camden Choir enjoys an excellent reputation, with high standards and a distinctive repertoire. We perform three concerts a year (usually in Primrose Hill or Hampstead, but further afield on occasions) plus we sing Christmas Carols in aid of charity. We aim to combine mainstream works with more unusual and musically challenging pieces by a wide range of composers.

In recent seasons we have performed Lassus’ Missa Paschalis, Handel’s Athalia, Brahms’ Requiem (in his own two-piano version), Britten’s Christ’s Nativity, Joseph Jongen’s Mass, and Finzi’s Lo, the Full, Final Sacrifice. We have also commissioned and performed new works from composers such as Iain Hamilton, John Gardner and Elena Firsova.

A highlight of the choir year is its summer get-together (normally held in July), when we explore different styles of music during an informal weekend in the country.

Rehearsing on Monday evenings within 5 minutes’ walk from Chalk Farm tube station (Northern Line), the Choir attracts both local singers and others from further afield. New members are always welcome: please go to our Join Us page. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO LIVE IN CAMDEN.

Our 2016–17 season offers another varied and challenging programme, including an evening of 20th century music by British composers (including a new commission by Dani Howard – MIA TErra) in a collaboration with the London City Orchestra; Fauré’s Requiem and Richard Blackford’s Mirror of Perfection at St John’s, Smith Square, and Mozart and his Contemporaries (including works by Gluck and Johann Christian Bach).

Please download our Year-card for the 2016–17 season.