Founded in 1971, the Camden Choir enjoys an excellent reputation, with high standards and a distinctive repertoire. We are a small friendly choir that performs three concerts a year — usually in Primrose Hill, but further afield on occasions — and we also present a Christmas concert in aid of charity. We aim to combine mainstream works with more unusual and musically challenging pieces by a wide range of composers.
In recent seasons we have performed Vaughan Williams' A Sea Symphony, Handel's Saul, Bruckner's Requiem in D minor, Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle and and Richard Blackford's Mirror of Perfection. We have also performed world premières of works by Dani Howard — MIA Terra in 2016 and Alexa, commissioned by a member of the Camden Choir, in 2019.
In our 50th Anniversary season we performed Michael Haydn's Requiem, Brahms' Liebeslieder, Handel's Chandos Anthem No.9 and the world première of Richard Blackford's Babel, specially commissioned for our debut at the Cadogan Hall. Please visit our past repertoire page for a full list of performed works.
A highlight of the choir year is the Choir away day — a summer get-together, normally held in July — when we explore different styles of music during an informal weekend in the country.