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Like to sing? New to the London choral scene? .... or just interested to see if you would like to be?

There's nothing quite like Barts Choir!


NEW TERM WELCOME! Rehearsals for our December concert start on Monday 12th September, 18.45 – 20.45 at City Temple

nearest stations – Chancery Lane & City Thameslink


There’s no audition or charge to experience our choir.

Come and meet us, sing for a couple of rehearsals and see if Barts is the choir you would like to join.

Plus a special invitation to the staff and members of the Barts Health NHS Trust

Under 26 and new to Barts - Enjoy our special 'Welcome rate'

The choir includes both experienced and novice singers. Choral skills are developed to performance standard during a professionally led 14 session rehearsal period. There are 3 concerts each year at prestigious venues, such as Royal Festival and Cadogan Halls. Belonging to Barts Choir gives you the chance to enjoy and gain familiarity with the words and music of significant choral pieces of music (see 'Concerts'- tab on this site)

Why join Barts Choir?

1. There is no audition and we welcome everyone, both novices and experienced singers

2. You don't need to be able to read music

3. We are one of the biggest amateur choirs in London so you'll find hundreds of potential new friends amongst us

4. We meet on Monday evenings (not much else happening then) so it's an uplifting way to start your week or complement your studies.

5. We rehearse in convenient venues in central London (usually City Temple, Holborn)

6. Rehearsals begin at 6.45pm, when many people have just finished work, college or uni.

7. Become a better singer through expert tuition from our two professional conductors – Ivor Setterfield and Hilary Campbell

8. Over the years you will learn dozens of different pieces of choral music, some well-known, others more rare

9. Enough rehearsal time each term to enable us to learn challenging works to performance standard

10. We sing in world-renowned venues like the Royal Festival Hall, The Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall

11. The health benefits of group singing are well-documented. We feel better physically and mentally when we sing together.

12. Many of us go to the pub for a drink after rehearsals for a chance to socialise

We are friendly and welcoming and like to support new members.

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Forthcoming Concerts

Seasonal Celebration with Charpentier, Finzi, Berlioz and Vaughan Williams

Cadogan Hall
Start Time: 19:30

Title(s): Charpentier: Messe de Minuit pour Noël (1690) Berlioz: Shepherds’ farewell Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols (1912) Finzi: In Terra Pax (1954) Selection of French and English Carols

Composer: Charpentier and others
Choir: Barts Main Choir
Orchestra: Trafalgar Symphonia
Conductor: Ivor Setterfield

Charpentier: Messe de Minuit pour Noël (1690) Charpentier's delightful Messe de Minuit is based on eleven French carols, adapted to fit the traditional mass text.

Berlioz: The Shepherds’ Farewell This serene and gentle composition from the beginning of L'Enfance du Christ tells the story of the birth of Jesus and the journey of the Holy Family as they escape Bethlehem and travel across Egypt. 

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols (1912) Fantasia on Christmas Carols is a charming Christmas work. It is made up of four English carols: "The Truth Sent From Above," "Come All You Worthy Gentlemen," "On Christmas Night," and "There is a Fountain." It is a short piece, scored for orchestra, solo baritone and chorus.

Finzi: In Terra Pax (1954)

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