Started singing: in the pram
Favourite music: Lieder by Schubert and Schumann
Fave composer: Mozart, Schubert, Brahms
Fave singer: Fischer-Dieskau
Fave CML concert: Deutsches Requiem by Brahms
Hobbies: Making music with my children at home and performing in shows at school
Collegium Musicum of London - with a regular membership of about 25 singers - is a chamber choir based in Clerkenwell, London. Focusing naturally on a capella repertoire and works accompanied by professional instrumental chamber groups and soloists, the choir's repertoire encompasses sacred music of the Renaissance and Baroque periods as well as music of the nineteenth century and the great secular works of the last 100 years.
For its first concert of 2013, Collegium Musicum of London Chamber Choir returned to its home in Clerkenwell to create a haven of tranquil harmonies in a short programme of a capella choral favourites.
Following last year's success with a similar programme, the choir scored a palpable hit once again at the Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Exmouth Market, with a programme featuring soothing masterpieces like Allegri's famous Miserere, Bach's serene Air on a G String, Tavener's transcendent Song for Athene alongside works by Vaughan Williams, Palestrina and Parry.
This year, the concert was repeated in the pretty Church of St James in Egerton, Kent, and attracted a sizeable local audience.
A year after CML's triumphant St John Passion, at the St Stephen's Festival, the group revisits West London for Henry and George, a sparkling celebration of the choral works of Henry Purcell and Georg Friderik Handel.
Collegium Musicum has been invited to take part in the VOICES NOW Festival at The Roundhouse in June. The event, which celebrates 'all things vocal', will include leading choirs and choral groups from around the country.