Bach: Crossing Musical Frontiers

Personalities these days are constantly travelling from country to country, or from continent to continent, to promote their latest work. And even in days gone by artists found themselves having to leave home to seek fame and fortune. But Johann Sebastian Bach was very much an exception to this rule. More →


Bach’s Mass in B Minor at the Royal Festival Hall

In just under two months on Monday the 27th of March, LCS and Hackney Singers join forces with the London Mozart Players for a performance of Bach’s magnificent B Minor Mass at the Royal Festival Hall. Completed in Bach’s final years, a lifetime of composition, innovation and musical genius is More →


Happy New Year from LCS!

Whilst it might be wet and miserable outside, LCS brings you cheerful news from St Joseph’s Hospice and Health Poverty Action. On December 16th, £466.43 was collected for St Joseph’s, and £169.20 was collected on the 22nd for Health Poverty Action. Wonderful news! And before you purchase your Bach B More →


Charity Carols and A Tragic Tale Ending in Christmas Joy!

At our Christmas concert this Saturday the 17th of December, our audience will hear carols from across the centuries and from around the world. Words and music dating from the 15th to the 20th centuries: from Ireland, Germany, Austria, Wales, Scotland, France, Finland and England, plus… one carol from Ukraine. More →


Bach for Christmas

Why are LCS singing parts of a Bach Mass at Christmas? Well, for one thing we are following the great man’s habit of shameless self-promotion. By giving our audience a foretaste of this music, we hope to tempt them – and you! – to come to our Royal Festival Hall More →


Bach to Christmas!

After our fantastic Schubert and Mozart concert last week, LCS are now gearing up for this year’s Christmas concert, where we will present a tantalizing taste of Bach’s B Minor Mass ahead of our performance at the Royal Festival Hall next March. Bach himself adapted the Gloria from the Mass More →


From the Gates of Vienna

On the afternoon of Thursday the 29th of March, 1827, a coffin was solemnly processed through the streets of Vienna, watched by tens of thousands of citizens gathered to bid a final farewell to the great composer Ludwig van Beethoven, who had died in the city three days previously. Among More →


Mozart at the Movies

LCS is particularly pleased that our good friend and Assistant Director of Music, Nico de Villiers, comes hotfoot from his recent tour of South Africa, during which he played Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 21, to perform the same work for us at our concert on Saturday the 12th of November. More →


Orchestral and Choral Glory at Goldsmiths

On Saturday the 12th of November, LCS is presenting an evening of glorious choral and orchestral music, combining Schubert’s majestic Mass in E Flat with Mozart’s sublime Piano Concerto in C, K. 467. We also open with with Schubert’s joyous Offertorium, Intende Voci. Franz Schubert’s Mass in E Flat was More →


Willkommen to Lewisham Johannischer Chor Berlin!

Ahead of our fantastic Schubert concert on Saturday the 12th of November, we are delighted to welcome the Johannischer Chor Berlin to Lewisham on Sunday the 16th of October. The choir are from Lewisham’s German twin, the Berlin suburb of Charlottenburg, and as part of a tour of England and More →


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