West London Chorus – Forthcoming Events

  • Saturday 2nd July 2022 – Summer Concert at St Peters Church, Southfield Road, Acton
    Handel’s Coronation Anthems and I was Glad by Purcell

    Handel’s four celebratory Anthems, including the rousing Zadok the Priest and The King shall rejoice, were written in 1727 for the Coronation of George II. Although a contemporary account of the first performance of this work in Westminster Abbey describes a somewhat chaotic event, we are confident that you will enjoy our performance at this uplifting and celebratory Summer concert!

  • 3rd December 2022 – Winter Concert at St Michael’s and All Angels, Bedford Park W4
    Mozart Requiem

    Join us in December for our performance of one of the most famous choral works in the classical repertoire. Written in 1791 during the last days of Mozart’s life, the origins of this beautiful work are still shrouded in mystery and the subject of myth and legend, though none of that detracts from its musical power and emotional impact.

  • Recent Concerts:

    Saturday 18th September 2021 – St Paul’s Church Grove Park – Choral Composition Competition and other works

    Our 2021 Choral Composition Competition was funded by a legacy from Robin Johnson, a long standing member of the choir. Throughout his life, Robin had connections with the sea, sailing and the river Thames, so the theme for the competition pieces was ‘On the Water’. The brief was for new and original short choral pieces for mixed choir accompanied by piano or organ. About a hundred and fifty composers sent in entries, so it was a difficult and challenging task for our Musical Director and her team to produce a shortlist of five pieces for the choir to prepare and perform at this much postponed concert. We were delighted that Cecilia McDowall and Stephen Jackson agreed to adjudicate the competition on the night., and the concert took place with a small invited audience in accordance with Coronavirus restrictions.

    Listen to the music
    More information about this competition


    Saturday 5th December 2020 – Bob Chilcott – ‘On Christmas Night’ – St Michael & All Angels W4

    This was our immediately preceding performance, which took place over a year ago. This Chilcott work was done with no audience and a reduced number of singers, who were able to come together under the prevailing Coronavirus restrictions.

    Programme notes and accompanying text


  • Saturday 2nd April 2022 – St Paul’s Church, Grove Park, W4 3SD

    Our Easter concert – ‘A New Heaven’ – was a programme of sacred and uplifting choral works by 20th century British composers,

    including Elgar, Howells, Bainton and others.
    A few days later we took this programme on our much delayed performing tour of Bruges, Ghent and Ypres.

  • Here’s an extract from the Sanctus from Bach’s B minor Mass from one of our earlier pre-lockdown concerts.