2nd/3rd September 2023
Guest choir at Llandaff Cathedral
We were the guest choir at Llandaff Cathedral for Choral Evensong on the Saturday and Sunday and for Choral Eucharist on the Sunday.
Works performed as part of these services included Mozart’s Missa Brevis and Ave Verum Corpus, Magnifcat and Nunc Dimittis by Vaughan Williams and Stamford, Rutter’s A Crown of Glory, Elgar’s O Hearken Thou and Howell’s Like as the Hart.
Here’s a link to the ‘live stream’ of our Sunday Choral Evensong on the Llandaff Cathedral website.
The actual service starts at about four minutes in.
Saturday 1st July 2023 – Summer Concert at St Pauls Grove Park W4
A Coronation Celebration
The new Royal Couple
With guest singers from the West London Chamber Choir and brass ensemble Bella Tromba, this concert included these rousing choral works:
Walton’s Coronation Te Deum, Rutter’s A Crown of Glory, Bruckner’s Ecce Sacerdos Magnus, Elgar’s O Hearken Thou, and I Was Glad by Parry.
..with these equally rousing works for brass and organ:
Britten’s Fanfare for St Edmundsbury, Holst’s Deddington Suite and Crown Imperial and Orb and Sceptre by William Walton.
After the concert, members of the brass ensemble said:
‘…what a pleasure it was to work with a choir who really went for it and a conductor with such high standards. We were all buzzing after!’
Saturday 1st April 2023 – Spring Concert at St Michael & All Angels, W4 1TT
Psalms, Songs and Seasons
This concert included Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein, Five Hebrew Love Songs by Eric Whitacre and A Time for all Seasons written by Cecilia McDowall, who is also the Choir’s Patron.
Bernstein, Whitacre and McDowall
3rd December 2022 – Winter Concert at St Michael’s and All Angels, Bedford Park W4
For our December concert we performed one of the most famous choral works in the classical repertoire, backed by a full orchestra and in front of an appreciative full-house! Written in 1791 during the last days of Mozart’s life, the origins of this beautiful work are shrouded in mystery, though none of that detracts from its musical power and emotional impact.
July 2022 – ‘Platinum Jubilee Celebratory Summer Concert’ – 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. A contemporary account of the first performance of these works in Westminster Abbey describes a somewhat chaotic event, unlike our performance at this celebratory event!
April 2022 – Easter Concert in St Paul’s Church, Grove Park
A New Heaven
This 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 works on our much delayed performing tour of Bruges, Ghent and Ypres.
Singing in Bruges and at the Menin Gate in 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
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 came together under the prevailing Coronavirus restrictions.
Programme notes and accompanying text