Lewisham Links With Mendelssohn

The husband of Penny Champion, a long-standing member of LCS, has found an historical link between his mother’s family, the Holts of Liverpool, and composer Felix Mendelssohn, whose splendid oratorio Elijah is being performed by LCS on the 12th of March in Derbyshire and on the 19th of March in More →


LCS is Travelling North

One week before LCS and The Derbyshire Singers sing Mendelssohn’s Elijah at Fairfield Halls, sixty of our members will be travelling north to join our Derbyshire friends in Matlock for their own performance of Elijah. On Saturday the 12th of March we are singing at Highfields School, Matlock. Nestled in More →


Mendelssohn’s Elijah: A Fiery Musical Feast!

Following our spectacular 2014 performance of Verdi’s Requiem, we are delighted to return to Fairfield Halls on March the 19th with The Derbyshire Singers and The Forest Philharmonic Orchestra to perform Mendelssohn’s magnificent Elijah. This colourful work takes us on a musical journey: the drought-stricken people’s plea for help, Jehovah More →


LCS supports ‘A Bridge Over You’ for Christmas No 1

After a successful and wonderfully packed Christmas concert at Holy Trinity Church this past Saturday, LCS would like to support another Lewisham based singing group – the Lewisham and Greenwich Trust NHS Choir. The choir participated in Gareth Malone’s ‘Sing While You Work’ in 2012, and our conductor Dan Ludford-Thomas More →


Skip those silent nights!

This week is a very busy one for LCS, we have two rehearsals, two charity carols singing events, and then our fabulous concert In Terra Pax at Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square this Saturday. And whilst we all dash to and fro in the run up to Christmas, we hope More →


Nico de Villiers on BBC Four

An eagle eyed LCS member (thanks Jim!) has spotted that Nico de Villiers is performing on BBC Four this Thursday the 10th of December at 9pm. Nico is featured alongside Frank Skinner and Suzy Klein in Episode 2 of What a Performance: Pioneers of Popular Entertainment. The three-part series explores More →


Our Singing Detective Strikes Again!

After solving the puzzle of the 3 Rossini motets which we sang recently, I have been on the trail of a mystery composer. Our conductor Dan had chosen the carol Make we joy for our Christmas concert. The score bore the date May-June 1985 and the name of David Morgan. More →


Making The Tailcoats Fit

Our exceptional pianist and coach Nico de Villiers has recently published a biography on the life and times of composer, pianist, and actor Richard Hageman. Nico has co-written the book with Asing Walthaus and it features a foreward by Kathryn Kalinak. If you would like to learn more about Hageman’s More →


Christmas Concert: In Terra Pax

At the end of a turbulent year, our concert title could not be more poignant. Gerald Finzi’s magical Christmas song, In Terra Pax, for baritone, soprano and choir, combines the Nativity story with a poem by Robert Bridges. This lyrical song must be a contender for one of the most More →


Mass In Blue Video

Back in May, 30 LCS members were very pleased to support Will and Bethany Todd at a ‘Come and Sing’ day to benefit the Rainbow Trust. The charity supports over 25% of the 6,000 families in England who have a child aged 0-18 with a life threatening or terminal illness. More →


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