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 →

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 →

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