** CHISWICK CHOIR IS STILL IN ACTION DESPITE THE CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS **
** We are working to update our website to reflect the changes we’ve had to make to our plans. **
STOP PRESS: We are now inviting entries for our 2021 Choral Composition Prize
The Chiswick Choir was founded in 1976 in London W4 by John Thackray, a passionate musician who served as conductor for multiple London choirs. Between 1984 and 2015 the choir was conducted by Alistair Jones and since January 2016 the choir has flourished under the direction of award-winning composer and conductor Hilary Campbell.
Over the course of its forty-year career the Choir has built a repertoire principally based on the European tradition from the 16th to 20th centuries. In recent years the choir has also performed more contemporary pieces, including the world premiere of Alistair Jones’s Stabat Mater in 2006, and Will Todd’s Mass In Blue as the centrepiece of our Summer 2016 concert.
A list of the choir’s repertoire includes most of the major works suited to a choir of its size – the Bach Passions, Mass in B minor, oratorios by Handel, works by Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven, Verdi’s Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Elijah and so on. Excursions into the 20th century have included performances of Britten’s Saint Nicolas, Tippet’s A Child of Our Time and Stravinsky’s A Symphony of Psalms.
The Chiswick Choir’s Aims:
- To inspire amateur singers to perform choral works to the highest standards
- To bring choral music to a wide audience at affordable prices
- To encourage singers to experience the enjoyment of singing
- To keep the tradition and art of choral singing alive for future generations
Chiswick Choir welcomes new members. More information is available on our Join page
Here are two short video excerpts of Chiswick Choir performing: