The London Lawyers' Chorus


About The London Lawyers’ Chorus

The London Lawyers’ Chorus ('LLC') sings a variety of classical and more recent repertoire.  Accompanied by the London Lawyers’ Symphony Orchestra, we are able to sing choral works ranging from a capella miniatures to some of the largest choral works written.


Choral Repertoire

Recent programmes have included:

  • Bach: St John Passion; Christmas Oratorio.
  • Byrd: Mass for four voices; Ave verum corpus
  • Beethoven: Mass in C
  • Bernstein: Chicester Psalms
  • Bizet: Te Deum
  • Borodin: Plolvtsian Dance
  • Brahms: Geistliches Lied; Liebeslieder; Ein deutsches Requiem; Zigeunerlieder
  • Britten: Saint Nicolas; Rejoice in the Lamb
  • Bruckner: Vexilla Regis; Virga Jess; Christus Factus Est; Ecce Sacerdos
  • Dupré: Quatre Motets
  • Duruflé: Requiem; Tantum Ergo; Notre Père
  • Fauré: Requiem; Cantique de Jean Racine
  • Handel: Messiah; Chandos Anthem No. 8; Dixit Dominus
  • Haydn: Nelson Mass; St Nicholas Mass; The Creation; Paukenmesse
  • Monteverdi: Mass for Four Voices; Magnificant No. 2
  • Mozart: Requiem; Solemn Vespers; Mass in C Minor; Ave Verum Corpus
  • Orff: Carmina Burana
  • Pärt: Salve Regina
  • Poulenc: Gloria
  • Puccini: Messa di Gloria
  • Purcell: Dido and Aeneas; Funeral Sentences for Queen Mary
  • Rutter: Requiem
  • Stanford: Beati quorum via; Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in B flat
  • Tallis: Lamentations of Jeremiah
  • Vasks: Dona nobis pacem
  • Vaughan Williams: Towards the Unknown Region; Lord, thou hast been our refuge; Five mystical songs
  • Verdi: Requiem
  • Victoria: Tenebrae Responsories
  • Vierne: Messe Solennelle
  • Vivaldi: Gloria; Magnificat in G minor
  • Wesley: Blessed be the God and Father
  • Judith Weir: The Song Sung True (world premiere)


Conductors

Our resident Choral Director is Christopher Oakley. In addition, we have guest conductors from time to time, and fund a bursary scheme to assist conductors at the beginning of their careers, providing them with opportunities to rehearse the choir for a term and conduct the concert. Previous bursary students include Victoria Ely and Rupert Gill.


Singing Standard & Auditions

There are no formal auditions, but we do ask that you have a basic understanding of music and some previous experience. Some members are strong sight-readers; others may need to do more note bashing outside of rehearsals, but there are also plenty of practice CDs/MP3 resources to help with this, as well as work we do at rehearsals.


Rehearsals

The Chorus meets on Thursday evenings during term time (September to June) from 7.00pm to 9.00pm. To view the current rehearsal schedule, please click here.


Further Information and Contact

To find out more about becoming a Member, Patron or Friend, you can contact us here

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