For nearly 30 years, NLCC has been one of the outstanding groups at festivals across Europe. Specialising in contemporary works, we perform uncompromisingly avant garde music of all periods and have a unique record of commissioning and premièring new works for mixed chorus.
ANIMALS! Friday 30 January 2015, Wilton’s Music Hall
NLCC’s first concert with its new Musical Director, Matthew Hamilton, at Wilton’s Music Hall brought a noisy menagerie of creatures riotously to live in a virtuoso programme of a cappella works. Reviews included:
All the pieces on the programme were technically amazing… Judith Bingham’s [Unpredictable But Providential]… was delivered with terrific panache… the singers’ easy but secure ensemble continued to amaze…. the singing, frequently with added stamping and clapping, was a technical tour de force, rousingly celebrated in the delirium of Meredith Monk’s Panda Chant II. The NLCC is onto a good thing with Matthew Hamilton.
(Peter Reed, Classical Source, January 2015)
On tonight’s performance the NLCC is arguably one of the best amateur choirs in London.
(Hilary Glover, Planet Hugill, January 2015)
Photo: Giles Swayne and conductor Matthew Hamilton after NLCC’s performance of Swayne’s ‘The Tiger’. Photo: Andrew Moss www.andrewmoss.co.uk
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NLCC sang live on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune on Thursday 29 January at 5.30pm.
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‘NLCC were great – very incisive and expressive’ – Jonathan Harvey
‘… a riveting collage of stark choral outbursts, like some long-forgotten tribal chant, set against percussion music that was all thudding beats in intricate patterns … and the New London Chamber Choir showed sensitivity as well as fierce energy.’ – Daily Telegraph