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 →

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 →

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