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.
Thursday 2 April 2020
Night, Morning, Farewell: Music by Brahms, Ligeti, Poulenc & Saariaho
From the thickets of dusk and sorrow we emerge into a clearer (if noisier) dawn. The New London Chamber Choir (Musical Director, Matthew Hamilton) revisits cathartic favourites from its long engagement with Poulenc, Brahms, Ligeti and Sariaaho.
Francis Poulenc: Un soir de neige
Francis Poulenc: Sept chansons
György Ligeti: Night and Morning
Kaija Saariaho: Nuits, adieux
Johannes Brahms: Fünf Gesänge, Op. 104
7.45pm at St James’s Church, Sussex Gardens, London W2 3UD
Tickets £15 at the door or from Eventbrite.
In October 2019, NLCC visited the CLF Art Café, Peckham, to present the première of Juvenilia, a new NLCC commission from Laurence Osborn. The work was coupled with other contemporary choral scores that explore communication, language, relationships, and power.
In May 2019, NLCC appeared at the Royal Festival Hall on London’s South Bank with Le Balcon and London Sinfonietta under Maxime Pascal in Stockhausen’s amazing Donnerstag Aus Licht.
December 2018 saw NLCC present a programme of experimental works within the Space Shifters exhibition at the Hayward Gallery on London’s South Bank. Gallery audiences were treated to works by Meredit Monk, Pauline Oliveros, David Lang, John Cage, Robert Ashley, Peter Ablinger, and Philip Glass.
In November 2018, as guests of Festyvocal in Firminy, France, NLCC appeared at the iconic, late le Corbusier Église de S. Pierre to perform works by Xenakis, Dusapin, Messiaen, Macmillan, Harvey, and Britten, along with the world première of a new work by festival competition winner Julien le Hérisser.
We then repeated the programme at the Siobhan Davies Studios, London SE1.
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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