The University of London Church Choir (ULCC) is a choir of graduates and students who live and work in and around London. We sing church services at places in and around London where there is either no choir, or where the regular choir is unable to perform. We aim to sing a service or concert every three to four weeks during the University term.
"...the sung delivery was fantastic. The Howells in particular was heavenly."
From "The Mystery Worshipper" at the Ship of Fools
We are currently recruiting all voices - come along and try us. There are no formal auditions...
We hope that you've had a fantastic summer and are looking forward to the mists, mellow fruitfulness and great singing that's ahead in the autumn term, leading up to Christmas.
Firstly, our first choir event is a study day (sounds boring? It really isn't you know) on Saturday October the 22nd with the ridiculously talented and edutaining Nicholas O'Neill where we'll be singing and learning about English liturgical music and how it changed with (and, at times, sternly resisted) the political and religious changes of the 16th century. A must for fans of Tallis, Byrd and Gibbons (who isn't?).
The day following, Sunday October the 23rd, we'll be at Guildford Cathedral to sing evensong. The Cathedral motif continues on the first Sunday in November where we'll be returning to Southwark Cathedral to sing the evening traditional rite Eucharist.
From late November onwards, the choir will give in to more seasonal pressures, first with two Advent services, the first in Twickenham on Sunday the 27th of November, the second in the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft, Palace of Westminster on Tuesday the 29th of November. Both are open to the public but please be aware that you'll probably have to leave plenty time at the Palace of Westminster to get through security.
Lastly in this term, we're singing two services of Christmas carols, the first in St James, West Hampstead on the 16th of December and the second in St Philip the Apostle, Tottenham, a new church for the choir, on the 17th. We're very much looking forward to seeing you at any or all of these. Come listen to us or, better still, join us. Rehearsals start Friday the 30th of September but, if you can't make that date, don't worry, but do get in touch. We'd love to hear from you.
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To see the full list of choir events, please see the Calendar.
Southwark CathedralNov 6 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
All Hallows, TwickenhamNov 27 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
The Chapel of St Mary UndercroftNov 29 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm