Singing without Music

Sight reading from a score is sometimes considered desirable – though not always essential – for anyone looking to join a choir. But what about singers with diminished sight? Here one of LCS’s long-standing members, Annie Rimmer, chronicles her experience of progressive sight loss and her discovery that the challenge More →


Celebrate Entente Cordiale this Saturday

In three days LCS will be performing a wonderful mix of French and English music in the beautiful venue of Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square. Full details for Saturday can be found on our event page, and tickets can be purchased online and in person through Cadogan Hall, or on More →


Full Circle with Benjamin Britten

In 1943 Walter Hussey, the art-loving vicar of St Matthew’s Church, Northampton, commissioned the 30-year-old Benjamin Britten to write a piece for the church’s 50th anniversary. The result was Rejoice in the Lamb, based on a somewhat quirky 18th century poem by Christopher Smart which celebrated God through the diversity More →


LCS Goes Post-Punk with The Membranes

Earlier this year, LCS Soprano Viv Cosby was chatting to her guitarist friend Nick Brown about his post-punk band The Membranes. The band was intending to put on a London gig but needed to find a choir to perform with as they had done previously with Estonian choir Sireen. Viv suggested More →


Musique A La Française…

Representing French music in LCS’s Anglo-French Entente Musicale on July 9th will be choral and instrumental works by Charles-Marie Widor, Lili Boulanger and Louis Vierne. The three composers had strong links with each other: Widor first took Vierne under his wing as a pupil in his organ class and then More →


Entente Musicale: Bienvenue and Welcome!

On Saturday the 9th of July, LCS returns to the glorious setting of Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square to perform our Entente Musicale – a sparkling mix of French and English music from the early and mid 20th century. Amidst Arts & Craft and pre­-Raphaelite splendour, the choir sings a Messe Solennelle More →


Our Fiery Musical Feast Fast Approaches

Just a week to go until we return to Croydon’s Fairfield Halls for our fiery musical feast! Full details for Saturday the 19th of March are here, and tickets can be purchased online or over the phone on 0208 688 9291. Fairfield Halls also welcomes in person purchases during Box Office opening hours, click More →


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 →


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