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 →


Head to Goldsmiths for Cherubini’s Requiem this Saturday

With three days to go before we perform at Goldsmiths with Forest Philharmonic Orchestra, please whet your appetite with a look at the concert programme. Whilst the main event is Cherubini’s Requiem, we are also excited to present three wonderful motets from Rossini. These have been a delight to rehearse More →


LCS Sleuth Solves Rossini Riddle!

In planning the November concert, our conductor Dan had a problem. He wanted the choir to sing three motets to accompany Cherubini’s Requiem in C minor, but scores and recordings gave conflicting information about the works, which appeared to be by Rossini and be called O Salutaris Hostia, Ave Maria More →


A Thrilling Carmina at Cadogan Hall

Thank you to everyone who came to our summer concert at Cadogan Hall in July. It was wonderful to see the hall so full and the choir was thrilled by such a great response from the audience at the end of each piece. We loved performing with such dazzling soloists and we were More →


Orff we go!

Just one day to go until we sing at Cadogan Hall on Saturday the 4th of July at 7.30pm. Rehearsals have been going very well and we are all looking forward to performing in such a beautiful concert hall for the third time. The programme is as follows: Carl Orff: Carmina More →


Mass in Blue – Part 2

On Sunday May 10th, 30 LCS members took part in an amazing ‘Come and Sing’ event at St John’s Smith Square, performing Will Todd’s jazzy Mass in Blue in support of the fantastic children’s charity, The Rainbow Trust. The Mass in Blue is a contemporary jazz setting of the Latin mass, More →


And we like sheep…

…..strayed onto Blackheath. On Saturday 28 March, around a dozen LCS members joined a scratch choir and orchestra to rehearse and perform Part 2 of Handel’s Messiah at All Saint’s Church on the heath. There were around forty singers in all, drawn from various south London choirs and complemented by More →


Choirs take Festival Hall by storm

On Tuesday March 10th, 300 singers from Lewisham Choral Society and Hackney Singers raised the roof at London’s Royal Festival Hall, performing Mozart’s Requiem to a packed audience.  From the solemn opening of the Kyrie, to the thunderous Dies Irae, the poignant Lachrymosa to the exhilarating finale, this was a stunning More →


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