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The St. John of Jerusalem Festival Chorus is a community choir which has been performing major choral works in Hackney since 1997.

Performances have included works by Bach, Mozart, Brahms, Britten and Vivaldi; for a full list click on this link: Past Concerts. The choir has also taken part in opera concerts at the Hackney Empire and a music festival in Paris. We rehearse and perform at St. John of Jerusalem Church and, although we are not a church choir, members have also sung in church events, including the annual carol service. For additional information see our “About” page.

Members also organize and take part in social and fund-raising events, most recently a car boot sale and a quiz night. See our “Events” page for fuller information.


Next concert

May, 2018

Our next two concerts will be in Paris, on May 26th and 27th. We shall be joining the choir
Chœurs Résonances Suresnes from Suresnes, Paris, the area with which Hackney is twinned (see our “About” page). For details of location see the Chœurs Résonances webpage (linked to above).

These concerts will include further performances of the Dona nobis pacem of Vaughan Williams together with Tschaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony, performed by the Leicester Symphony Orchestra, who will be accompanying us.

The Dona nobis pacem and Faure’s Requiem were the program of our last London concert for which we were joined by Chœurs Résonances. See our Past Concerts page for more information.

Our next London concert will be on December 9th, 2018, when we will be performing Handel’s Alexander’s Feast.

For more details (as they become available) and further information about future concerts see our Concerts page.


Join us!

Your choir needs you!

We are always keen to attract new members. If you would like to “try before you buy” feel free to come along to a rehearsal and try us out. We rehearse from 5.30-7 PM on Sundays at St. John of Jerusalem church, Lauriston Road, E9 7DL. Rehearsals for our next concert start in September 2018 but there will be a summer workshop on July 7th.
Check out our Join page and contact the Choir Secretary to find out more.