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 →


Music and Memory

LCS singers fortunate enough to be part of the choir’s Royal Festival Hall performance of Bach’s B minor Mass, will recall that for the first few bars we put aside our scores and sang from memory. An exhilarating experience for many – which LCS soprano Annie Rimmer suggests we might More →


Encounters of a Musical Kind

In doing his research for our concert programmes, Martin Bull is always on the look-out for connections between the choir and the composers whose music we are going to perform. On the 8th of July, LCS marks the 50th anniversary of the death of the Hungarian composer Zoltán Kodály, and More →


Eastern Europe comes to Sloane Square

On Saturday the 8th of July, LCS are performing in the beautiful ‘Arts and Crafts’ church of Holy Trinity, Sloane Square for a musical feast from Eastern Europe. Hungarian composer Zoltán Kodály wrote his glorious Missa Brevis as a gift for his wife while they were in hiding in a More →


Come find us on Flickr!

LCS have now joined Flickr, the photo hosting website, and we have a number of rehearsal and concert albums for you to enjoy, including three albums from our fantastic Bach Mass in B Minor concert at the Royal Festival Hall. To see and learn more, please head to Flickr! And More →


The Long Haul To A Choral Masterpiece

Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B minor was completed during the last few years of his life but its musical origins stretch back to at least 36 years before his death. Bach was a staunch Lutheran, proud of his descent from an ancestor who had fled persecution in Roman Catholic More →


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