Elgar, Gerontius and LCS… Part 2!

Hot on the heels of our Gerontius story on Elgar and LCS tenor Kath Geraghty, is our piece on Elgar’s links with soprano Morwenna Orton and bass John Chisholm… read on to find out more! Kath’s grandfather Philip and Sir Edward already knew each other before the tour, having been More →

Elgar, Gerontius and LCS… Part 1!

     “If it weren’t for Gerontius, I wouldn’t be here.” These startling words by LCS tenor Kath Geraghty begin a remarkable story of historical and family links between Kath, the composer Edward Elgar and his choral masterpiece The Dream of Gerontius, and on the 17th of March, Kath will be More →

Spring arrives with Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius

Join LCS, The Bromley Boy Singers, Forest Philharmonic Orchestra, and three outstanding soloists for a performance of Edward Elgar’s 1900 masterpiece The Dream of Gerontius on Saturday the 17th March in the Great Hall at Goldsmiths. Elgar’s tale, composed to a poem by John Henry Newman, tells of of a More →

Here We Come A-Carolling…

Christmas carols have been with us for a long time; the first ones date back to at least the 4th century A.D. In our own time, many of us will have particular memories of hearing or singing them at this time of year, performed either at Christmas services or concerts, More →

A Christmas Fantasy Is Here

Christmas is nearly with us, and LCS have a wonderful programme of music for you for the festive season. Hot on the heels of our Sounds Imperial concert is A Christmas Fantasy on Saturday the 16th of December at St Mary the Virgin Parish Church in Lewisham. Tickets are available More →

Confused? You will be! It’s an imperial jigsaw…

Writing the programme notes for our Sounds Imperial concert proved to be a somewhat confusing job for our research king Martin Bull. The concert begins with Haydn’s Te Deum in C major: But which Te Deum in C? There are two works with that title! The first dates from around More →

Two Heads Are Better Than One!

Research for our Sounds Imperial concert revealed a somewhat bizarre story about one of the composers which sounded like something out of the Hammer House of Horror – Joseph Haydn was buried with two heads! Haydn passed away in Vienna on the 31st May, 1809 after a long illness. The More →

From Joseph Haydn to Jonathan Dove

LCS chair Brenda Scanlan challenged our programme compiler Martin Bull to find a link between the Haydn and Mozart at our November 18th concert, our home patch of Lewisham, and the choir itself. Well, nothing came to light to match Haydn, Mozart and Lewisham but Martin did find a link More →

Sounds Imperial comes to New Cross!

Just seven weeks to go until Sounds Imperial regally processes to the Great Hall at Goldsmiths, LCS hopes you mark your calendars for Saturday November 18th… and dare we say it… book a ticket! For this concert, we are presenting a regal extravaganza of choral and orchestral music by Joseph More →

Picnic in the Park

Not too long ago on August 13th, members of LCS and Hackney Singers met in Greenwich Park for sunshine and sustenance. Twenty-five singers made their way to the Royal Park, and Hackney Singers’ chair Julie Granger kindly photographed some of the attendees – both young and old! And whilst the More →

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