West London Chorus – Forthcoming Events

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

  • Looking further ahead:

    Spring Concert 2023:
    Five Hebrew Love Songs – Whitacre
    Chichester Psalms – Bernstein

    Summer Concert 2023:
    Bach Magnificat

  • Recent Concerts:

    July 2022 – ‘Platinum Jubilee Celebratory Summer Concert’ at St Peters Church, Acton
    Handel’s Coronation Anthems
    and other works.
    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 these works in Westminster Abbey describes a somewhat chaotic event, our substantial and welcome audience enjoyed our performance at this celebratory Summer concert!

    April 2022 – St Paul’s Church, Grove Park

    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.

    December 2021 at St Michael and all Angels, Chiswick
    Our Christmas concert –
    On Christmas Night – featured Bob Chilcott’s Wenceslas and other seasonal pieces.

    September 2021 – St Paul’s Church Grove Park – Choral Composition Competition

    Our 2021 Choral Composition Competition was funded by a legacy from Robin Johnson, a long standing member of the choir. From the many entries, the choir prepared and performed a shortlist of five pieces 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

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    December 2020 – Bob Chilcott – ‘On Christmas Night’ – St Michael & All Angels W4
    This Chilcott work was performed 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

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