collegium musicum of london chamber choir

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

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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

collegium musicum of London - on of the capital's leading chamber choirs

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.

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CML showcases American masterpieces at festival outing

For the choir's third appearance at the St Stephen's Festival of Arts in West London, Musical Director Greg Morris chose an all-American programme, featuring Leonard Bernstein's sublime Hebrew classic Chichester Psalms.

The concert, on June 7th, also featured works by Philip Glass, Eric Whitacre and Stephen Sondheim, in an exuberant programme of choral music from accross the pond.

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Brandenburg Festival triumph for CML

Collegium Musicum of London's first appearance at the Brandenburg Choral Festival last month saw an accomplished reprise of the choir's AMORE concert, first perormed in March in Clerkenwell, and then in Bourn, Cambridgeshire a few days later.

Corpus Christi Church, a hidden gem in the heart of Covent Garden, was the venue for a well-received performance of a capella favourites on the theme of love - and all its manifestations. The concert featured choral works from Monteverdi to Lennon and McCartney, with a sprinkling of Lassus, Elgar and Irving Berlin on the way.

The choir hope to revisit the festival with a similarly varied programme next year.

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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 - 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.

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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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