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What we’re about

We are a long-established amateur choir, created by Julian Williamson to perform little-heard music as well as highlights from the standard repertoire.

Founded in 1971, the Camden Choir enjoys an excellent reputation, with high standards and a distinctive repertoire. We perform three concerts a year (often in Primrose Hill or Hampstead, but further afield on occasions), plus we always 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. A highlight of the choir year is our summer get-together (normally held in July), when we explore different styles of music during an informal weekend in the country.

Our 2016–17 season offers another varied and challenging programme, including an evening of 20th century music by British composers (including a new commission by Dani Howard – MIA TErra) in a collaboration with the London City Orchestra; then Fauré’s Requiem and Richard Blackford’s Mirror of Perfection at St John’s, Smith Square. We finish our season with Mozart and his Contemporaries (which includes works by Gluck and Johann Christian Bach). Rehearsing on Monday evenings within 5 minutes’ walk from Chalk Farm tube station (Northern Line), the Choir attracts both local singers and others from further afield. New members are always welcome: and YOU DO NOT HAVE TO LIVE IN CAMDEN.