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 28 singers - is a chamber choir based in Clerkenwell, London. Focusing naturally on a capella repertoire, the choir also collaborates with some of the leading professional soloists and instrumentalists in the country. 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.
CML revisited one of its favourite haunts – St Alfege's Church in historic Greenwich – for the choir's autumn concert on Saturday, October 19th.
Fauré's famous Requiem was the curtain-raiser for a more challenging second half consisting of works by Langlais, Poulenc and Duruflé.
A large and appreciative audience saw CML at the very top of its game, with accomplished support from soprano Elizabeth Weisberg, baritone Gareth John, alongside violinist Hilary Toulmin, with Stephen Disley on the organ.
CML prepares for Christmas bash
In a departure from its usual December programme, this year the choir will be staging its own Christmas concert, at St Clement Danes in the Strand. In an evening of seasonal music and readings, CML hopes to put you in the festive mood on December 7th.
Deep River - arranged by Norman Luboff. Recorded in June, 2013
CML success at St Stephen's
A year after CML's triumphant St John Passion at the St Stephen's Festival, the group revisited West London for Henry and George, a sparkling celebration of the choral works of Henry Purcell and Georg Friderik Handel.
With accomplished performances all round, festival organiser Adrian Edwards was thrilled with the choir's contribution, which closed the week-long event with a stirring HallelujahChorus, served up as an encore.
A choir very much on top of its game, period instrumentalists and a glittering array of top-notch soloists delivered a night to remember, marking in style Greg Morris's first year in charge of the choir.
CML at the St Stephen's Festival, June 8, 2013. Photo: Andrea Liu.
More photos of the event here.
CML at Voices Now
Collegium Musicum was invited to take part in the VOICES NOW Festival at The Roundhouse in June. The event, which celebrated 'all things vocal', included appearances by leading choirs and choral groups from around the country.
The choir is at present on the lookout for new singers - especialy altos and tenors. And there's a special deal for the under 25s - rather than the usual subscription rates, pay just £10 per concert to sing with the choir.
Click here for details of our straightforward audition process, or email the choir Fixer here.
Choir for hire
Anyone for tenors?
Collegium Musicum of London is also available for hire – either to give a concert as part of a festival, to provide one-off concert programmes, or to sing for functions.