The Camden Choir

Our 42nd Season

(2013 - 2014)

We are widely recognised as one of the more adventurous London choirs with an ambitious and eclectic repertoire. Each season we aim to bring at least one rarely heard work to our audience.

Founded in 1971 by Julian Williamson, its Musical Director, the Camden Choir has an excellent reputation as a choir with high standards and a distinctive repertoire. Performing three concerts a year, usually in Primrose Hill and Hampstead, plus a community carols event, it mixes mainstream works with more unusual and adventurous pieces by a wide range of composers. In recent seasons, we have sung Bach's Mass in B minor, Handel's Israel in Egypt, Rheinberger's Cantus Missae, Rachmaninov's The All-Night Vigil, Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music and Morten Lauridsen's Ave Maria.

Rehearsing on Monday evenings near Chalk Farm Tube Station, the Choir attracts both local singers and those from further afield. It welcomes new members to its friendly and positive atmosphere. As well as its main concerts, the Choir performs at an annual carol concert in aid of charity. There is also an 'explore the repertoire' weekend each July. New members are always welcome - please see our Join Us page.

In previous years, the Camden Choir has appeared regularly in the major London concert halls. We shall be returning to St. John's, Smith Square, in November 2013 to sing Handel's Athalia. The Choir has also commissioned and premi'red works from composers such as Iain Hamilton, John Gardner and Elena Firsova.

Our 2013-14 season offers us another varied and challenging programme, including Bach's Magnificat in D, Britten's Christ's Nativity, Peter Dyson's Five Herrick Settings for Elizabeth, and a concert of 18th century music. For full details of the season, please follow this link.

Download the yearcard for the 2013-14 season:
Camden Choir 2013-14 Season