Saturday 12th November 2017 7.30pm
A Celebration of the Music from
Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit
English Chamber Choir
21 March 2018, 7.30pm, St Mary's Barnes
After a successful Brahms Requiem in 2017 the ECC return to the Festival, this time with Brahms Liebeslieder Walzer. Over the years the Choir has formed special relationships with certain composers, another one being the American James Sellars who died last year. This concert contains a tribute to him, with his Kissing Songs composed as a companion piece to the Brahms waltzes and also celebrates the centenary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein, a close friend of Sellars. The programme also includes Samuel Barber’s Adagio and begins with the anthem Heav’nly Harmony by local composer and Festival Patron Roxanna Panufnik.
St Mary's, Barnes Wednesday 21st March
Concert of Brahms, Sellars and Panufnik (Cond. Guy Protheroe, Piano Julian Jacobson, Rebecca Taylor)
Music of the Three Romes
Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St Sophia, London
Wednesday 18th July 7.30pm
Music for Byzantium, Rome and Moscow
Taverner, Tallis, MacMillan, Theodorakis, Tavener, Moody, Baltas, Rachmaninov, Lunghu, Mokranjac, Tchaikovsky, Steinberg
Photo by Diliff
Patmos Festival of Sacred Music
Thursday 30th August
Music for St John the Divine in Patmos
World premières of new works by Ivan Moody and Alkis Baltas
Between the Wars
Thursday 14th March
Music by Martin, Poulenc and others
Royal Albert Hall
A celebration of music from the best-loved Christmas films, including A Christmas Carol and Nightmare Before Christmas, performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the English Chamber Choir, conducted by John Mauceri - chief conductor at the Hollywood Bowl for sixteen years
Wednesday 19th December 2018 2pm & 7.30pm A Hollywood Christmas
© Lee Wilkinson
HOLY CROSS, RAMSBURY
Saturday 21st September
Robert is a former general manager of The Sixteen and now works for National Opera Studio. He’s sung tenor with us since the late ‘90’s. His personal passion is for neglected 19thCentury choral works but, despite being chairman, remains thwarted in his attempts to persuade the ECC to sing Hiawatha.
Tim is a corporate communications consultant and executive coach based in the City. He has been involved in singing since his days as a cathedral chorister. He has sung baritone with the choir for over 15years although he has the annoying ability (and habit) to sing other parts as well.
Francois, who has sung tenor with us for 20 years, is a senior financial controller for a leading hedge fund, hence his appointment as our treasurer. Originally from France, Francois took UK citizenship in 2016.
Simon, and his wife, have both sung with us for over 5 years. Previously they sang with the BBC Symphony Chorus but both joined the ECC because of the variety of repertoire and the enjoyment that comes from singing with a smaller ensemble. Simon, by profession, is an Assistant Headteacher at a secondary school.
Hugh has sung bass with us for nearly 30 years. Managing Director of Media Contacts, a recruitment agency for the media industry, he prides himself on being possibly the only media recruiter with a music degree and a single-figure golf handicap.
Soprano Marianne, has sung with ECC for 18 years. By profession she is an occupational psychologist, and she travels the world working with a variety of global clients. Marianne is also our German pronunciation coach.
Martin has sung tenor with us for over 5 years and is librarian for our extensive choral music collection. By day he is an IT consultant for a boutique consultancy, after many years with one of the Big Four accountancy firms.
Anne Johnson DBE
Anne started singing with the sopranos in the 1980s and, after a 20-year sabbatical, rejoined the choir 3 years ago. By day she is a researcher and public health doctor. She has served as a non-executive director of a number of health research charities and of an NHS trust.
Ros joined the choir in 2017 and sings soprano. She has loved singing from an early age and has sung with several choirs, including the English Arts Chorale, the Exmoor Singers of London and the London Philharmonic Choir When she isn't singing, Ros can usually be found in the City, where she works as an investment advisor to pension schemes.
Mark is one of our tenors; he joined ECC in 2016 having previously sung with New Sussex Opera, Sheffield Philharmonic, Brighton Festival Chorus and Twickenham Choral Society. Frequently a soloist with us, Mark is by profession a Business Change specialist and director of a niche Change consultancy.
Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Golders Green
Friday 13th December Concert of Christmas Music
St Philip's Kensington
Saturday 4th April 2020 7.30pm
Allegri, Bach, Lotti, Poulenc
St James Piccadilly
Saturday 22nd February 2020
Concerts with the Belmont Ensemble
St Martin in the Fields
Allegri Miserere (Cond. Guy Protheroe)
Saturday 21st March 6.00pm cancelled
Mozart Requiem (Cond. Peter G Dyson)
Monday 13th April 7.30pm cancelled
Faure Requiem (Cond. Guy Protheroe)
Saturday 2nd May 6.00pm cancelled
Mozart Requiem (Conds Peter G Dyson & Dr Michael Woods)
Saturday 18th July 7.30pm cancelled
© Simon Weir
St Marylebone Parish Church
Tuesday 16th June
French Sacred Music
Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC BY-SA 3.0
St Andrew's by the Wardrobe
St James Garlickhythe
Parish and Ward Club Nine Lessons & Carols
Tuesday 8th December 6.30pm
Sunday 26th January 2020 10.30am
Conversion of St Paul
Sunday 23rd February 2020 10.30am
Sunday 31st May 2020 10.30am
Whit Sunday cancelled
Sunday 28th June 2020 10.30am
St Peter & Paul cancelledl
St Andrew's Day Service cancelled
Monday 30th November 6.00pm
St Mary's Twickenham
Summer Evening by the River
Sunday 11th July 6.30pm
St Philip's Kensington
Saturday 29th January 2022 7.30pm
French & Italian Classics
Royal Albert Hall
Family favourite The Muppets Christmas Carol (the classic Charles Dickens story performed by the Muppets) will be screened with live orchestra and choir
Saturday 11th December 2021 at 2.30pm & 7.00pm
'THE MUPPETS CHRISTMAS CAROL' IN CONCERT
© Lee Wilkinson
We’re looking for new members who have good sight reading skills
Please come along to St Philips Church Earls Court and try us out
Tuesday 24th May 2022 and / or Tuesday 14th June 19.15 - 21.45
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ITALY TOUR 2022
San Simeone, Monterchi, Tuesday 2 August, 9pm
Sant'Agostino, Anghiari, Thursday 4 August, 9pm
Sansepolcro Cathedral, Friday 5 August, 9pm
King Arthur/Six Wives of Henry VIII
Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 23rd February 7.45pm
After 50 years of service, Guy and Ann Protheroe are stepping down as Artistic Director and Manager, respectively, of the English Chamber Choir. Guy will continue to support the choir in his new role as Conductor Emeritus, working on specific projects, particularly commercial opportunities, supported as ever by Ann.
We have just started the process to find Guy's successor, details of how to find out more are in the advertisement below.