For over three decades, 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.
On Sunday 6 November 2016, at the London Festival of American Music in conjunction with the Royal Academy of Art Abstract Expressionism Exhibition, Odaline de la Martinez directs NLCC in Morton Feldman’s Rothko Chapel.
On 29 October NLCC returned to the Brandenburg Choral Festival of London to perform motets by JS Bach and re-imaginings of those motets by Sven-David Sandström.
On 11 June, NLCC appeared at St Leonard’s, Shoreditch, in the 2016 Spitalfields Festival. We premièred The Fatal Fire, a new a cappella work by Iain Bell that commemorates the 250th anniversary of the Great Fire of London. The programme also included Berio’s classic Cries of London and works by Bo Holten, Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, and Sven-David Sandström.
In what would have been Knut Nystedt’s 100th birthday year, on 10 October 2015 New London Chamber Choir (musical director: Matthew Hamilton) and Norway’s Ensemble 96 (musical director: Nina Therese Karlsen) collaborated in choral virtuosity to perform music by Nystedt, Torbjørn Dyrud, Anders Hillborg, Per Nørgård and Kaija Saariaho. The programme ended with Nystedt’s iconic IMMORTAL BACH.
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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