The Camden Choir

Our 46th Season
(2017 – 2018)

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), Joseph Jongen’s Mass, and Richard Blackford’s Mirror of Perfection. We have also commissioned and performed new works from composers such as Iain Hamilton, John Gardner and Elena Firsova. Last November, we performed the world première of Dani Howard’s MIA TErra, with the London City Orchestra which commissioned the work.

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 2017–18 season offers another varied programme, including A Celebration of Europe, featuring composers from five different countries, at St Mary the Virgin, Primrose Hill in November; a return to St Paul’s, Covent Garden, with Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle in March; and ending in June at St John’s, Smith Square, where we shall perform Handel’s Saul.

Please download our Year-card for the 2017–18 season.