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president: Laszlo Heltay; patrons: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, CBE, Jonathan Dove; musical director: Greg Morris

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The choir's Musical Director,
Greg Morris

Listen to the choir's most recent recording - from the MASTERS OF BAROQUE concert (November 2014) here.

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Sabine Birch
Voice: soprano
Nationality: German
Occupation: teacher
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

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Collegium Musicum of London Chamber Choir - news

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Collegium Musicum of London - with a regular membership of about 30 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.

Under 25? sing with the choir for just £10 per concert - special rate.

Looking to hire an accomplished choir for your wedding or event? Click here for more details.

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Latest news

CML triumphs with Baroque programme
at St James's

Collegium Musicum of London's concert on Saturday 29th November attracted a large and enthusiastic audience at St James's in Piccadiilly. Nearly 200 people saw the choir perform works by Purcell, Handel and Bach, under the assured direction of conductor Greg Morris.

Accomplished playing by specialist Baroque instrumentaists, led by Catherine Martin, was complemented by some outstanding solo performances by Christopher Lowrey (counter tenor), Guy Cutting (tenor) and Gareth John (bass).

Always a favourite venue for the choir, St James's provided the perfect backdrop to a memorable evening.

Listen to excerps from the concert here.

'It was a magical experience! The three soloists were outstanding. But best of all is the tapestry of sound produced by your choir. Great!'
Edith (audience member)

"I'm just so glad I came. You all make a terrific sound.'
Audience member

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Audience acclaim for CML's Rachmaninov masterpiece

Collegium Musicum of London's autumn concert received a rapturous response from audience members at St John's in Notting Hill as the choir delivered a polished performance of Rachmaninov's neglected materpiece the Liturgy of St John Chrysostom. Here are some of the comments:

'The singing was of a very high order. To sing so much unaccompanied music and stay in tune as one voice was a great achievement - it was wonderful music.’

‘This was, to my ears, a wonderful rendition of the first choral composition by Rachmaninov.’

‘I went with two friends [both of whom sing in choirs] and we were all enchanted by the exquisite performance.’

‘...we all felt it an honour to hear the dedication of this talented choir.’


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CML's latest recordings

Steal Away
Arranged by Greg Morris

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CML's latest CD

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The Third Rome

Recorded in March 2009 at St Mary Abchurch, London, the CD features music from the Russian sacred repertoire, including pieces by Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Chesnokov and Glinka.

Available to download from iTunes.

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Join the choir!

The choir is at present on the lookout for new singers - especially 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 Chamber Choir 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.

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Collegium Musicum of London performing the Voices of Vienna concert at St James's, Piccadilly in December, 2012.


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