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 About the choir

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, concerts in Glasgow and Paris, 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 quiz night and a Burns night supper. See our “Events” page for fuller information.

We are developing a social media presence. Our December 2019 concert was posted as an event on Facebook at Facebook link ,and we have an Instagram account, festivalchorushackney.


Next concert

Our next concerts will be in Paris, again singing the Verdi Requiem. For details of its performances in both London and Paris see our Previous concerts page. Our next London concert will be as follows.

5 April 2020

J S Bach Easter Oratorio
Vivaldi Gloria
Purcell Music for the funeral of Queen Mary

Haydn Chamber Orchestra

Conductor: John Andrews

Fuller information will be available nearer the date.


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 on 12th January 2020. Check out our Join page and contact the Choir Secretary to find out more.