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 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.
Cml's next concert, AMORE, continues the choir's tradition of short, early evening acapella concerts at its home in Exmouth Market.
AMORE, featuring music by Purcell, Monteverdi, Lassus, Elgar, Whitacre, Irving Berlin and Lennon and McCartney, builds on the success of previous years' SERENITY concerts, and offers a free glass of wine and discounted deals at local restaurants.
This December, apart from our own successful Christmas concert, at St Clement Danes in The Strand, the choir also performed once again at the Children and the Arts concert in Sloane Square, and then at the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home charity bash in Chelsea.
Never ones to sing our own praises, we'd like to leave it to others to trumpet our Christmas performances this year (see below).
'The choir exhibited great skill, particularly in a complex and entertaining arrangement of "The Twelve Days of Christmas".'
Nick Tuckett (audience member)
'At times it was deeply moving, at others totally hilarious. This was Christmas music at its very best with the choir singing superbly. most of the concert was a cappella with Morten Lauridsen's "O Magnum Mysterium" touching the soul.'
Hilde & Ron Platje (audience member)
'This was a delightful evening with a great choice of music beautifully sung and a lovely friendly atmosphere.'
Linda Partridge (audience member)
'The choir is so talented and great to see and hear them in such lovely surroundings. I would definitely go and see this choir again.'
Corrine Edwards (audience member)
'Having such a high-quality, professional outfit as yourselves to rely on is an immense help in planning the event. You put in a great performance once again and really helped give the whole event a real shape and tone.'
Jeremy Newton (Children and the Arts Charity)
'I can´t tell you how thrilled I am (and everyone else at Battersea) that you were able to join us last night and treat us to such spectacular performances.'
Fiona Woods (Battersea Dogs and Cats Home)
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.