University of London Chamber Choir
We are a dynamic and enthusiastic choir of 26 singers, formed of students and former students from colleges of the University of London – a diverse and international ensemble.
The University of London Chamber Choir performs a wide-ranging repertoire from ancient to modern and popular to classical. Our recent concerts have included works by Britten, Monteverdi, Elgar and Eric Whitacre; Elizabethan madrigals and songs by Billy Joel, Cole Porter and Coldplay to name but a few.
We perform in the beautiful setting of St George’s Church, London, several times a year. We have also led Evensong at Southwark Cathedral and regularly travel further afield. In the past few years we have sung in Kent, Essex and at Ely Cathedral. Following the success of our 2012 tour to Northern Italy and 2014 tour to Malta, in the summer of 2016 we revisited Italy, where we gave a number of concerts.
About the ULCC
“One of London’s most exciting young chamber choirs.” That’s how Aled Jones introduced us on BBC Radio 3’s The Choir in April 2012.
The University of London is a student society of the University of London Student Central, from whom we receive our funding. Our members consist of students who are studying at (or who have recently left) a college of the University of London. We have students studying a vast array of subjects, from veterinary sciences to languages to those deep in the research for their PhD. Very few of our members study music at university and we believe this contributes to our diversity and enthusiasm in our challenging repertoire.
The choir is going from strength to strength and in recent years we have been very busy with the opportunities which have come our way. In 2011 we released our first CD ‘Simple Pictures’, and in 2012 we took the choir abroad on a tour to Northern Italy. We are developing every year and in 2014 we travelled to Malta where we gave a number of concerts.
In addition to our regular concerts and performances, the choir performs at corporate events and weddings. Our range of music is vast and suitable for all occasions so we are popular with our audiences at these events.