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.
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.
On 12 September NLCC wowed a different audience with their PANDA chanting (Meredith Monk) and IMMORTAL BACH (Knut Nystedt) at the psychedelic Colourscape event on Clapham Common. NLCC has already been asked to return to Colourscape in May 2016. Watch this space!
This autumn, NLCC records music to accompany a short video film. Our next confirmed public project is at the 2016 Spitalfields Festival, where we’ll première a new a cappella work by Iain Bell that commemorates the 250th anniversary of the Great Fire of London. The programme will also include Berio’s Cries of London and Gabriel Jackson’s A Choral Symphony.
CALL TO SINGERS If you are a strong choral singer interested in joining our enthusiastic membership, please get in touch.
DONATE TO NLCC It costs us around £1,000 a year just to keep going. If you have ever enjoyed an NLCC concert or recording and wish to help us continue our unique mission, do please consider donating.
‘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