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 Handel's Saul, Charpentier's Te Deum in D major, Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle, Brahms' Requiem (in his own two-piano version), motets by Giaches de Wert, Parry's Ode to Music, and Richard Blackford's Mirror of Perfection. In November 2016, we performed the world première of Dani Howard's MIA TErra, with the London City Orchestra which commissioned the work. We are delighted to be singing the world première of Dani's Alexa, commissioned by a member of the Camden Choir, in March 2019. Please visit our past repertoire page for a full list of performed works.
A highlight of the choir year is the musical weekend, a summer get-together (normally held in July), when we explore different styles of music during an informal weekend in the country.