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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 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 next concert is posted as an event on Facebook at Facebook link ,and we already have an instagram account, festivalchorushackney.


Next concert

15th December 2019

Soprano: Emma Dogliani
Mezzo-soprano: Victoria Simmonds
Tenor: John Upperton
Baritone: Simon Thorpe

Orchestra: The Lambeth Orchestra
Conductor: John Andrews

We are delighted that – after our successful collaboration in Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem – we will again be joined by Chœurs Résonances from Suresnes, Paris for this magnificent work. The programme will be presented again in Paris on 25th and on 26th of January 2020.

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Join us!

Your choir needs you!

We are always keen to attract new members, who will be especially welcome for the Verdi. 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 started on 8th September 2019. Check out our Join page and contact the Choir Secretary to find out more.