For four 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.
Since April 2020, NLCC has not been able to perform. However, we are still here. In late 2021 we ran a series of workshops to rediscover our singing identity. We will be returning to performance in December 2023, with a programme of dark then light, representing a relaunch of New London Chamber Choir activities after the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Coming of Winter:
An NLCC Christmas Concert
New London Chamber Choir / Kieran Morris & Louise Drewett
with Anthony Gritten, organ
Sunday 3 December 2023, 19:00
at St James’ Church, Islington, London, N1 8PH
Tickets: £15 from nlcc.org.uk/tickets
This concert, with a theme of dark then light, represents a relaunch of New London Chamber Choir activities after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Music will include Christmas and winter-themed pieces by Poulenc, Kodaly, Ruth Crawford Seeger, Meredith Monk, Gerald Barry, Howard Skempton, Anna Thorvaldsdottir and more.
Francis Poulenc: Un soir de Neige
Anna Thorvaldsdottir: Heyr þu os himnum á
Gerald Barry: The Coming of Winter
Meredith Monk: Nightfall
Howard Skempton: Christmas Bells
Ruth Crawford Seeger: ‘To an angel’ from Three Chants
David Bedford: Wide, Wide in the Rose’s Side
Charles Ives: Adeste Fidelis in an Organ Prelude
Peter Warlock: Balulalow, Benedicamus Domino
Zoltán Kodály: Veni, Veni Emmanuel
Elizabeth Poston: The Boar’s Head carol
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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