The choir

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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.

 

Next event

There will be a workshop on 22nd June to prepare the Opera Choruses to be sung in the next concert (see below). It will be conducted by Natalya Carrasco Vargas. For full details see our Events page.

New members joining us to sing the Verdi Requiem will be very welcome, and they are also cordially invited to join us for the workshop.

Next concert

15th December 2019

Verdi Three opera choruses
Gloria all’Egitto from Aida;
The Brindisi from La Traviata;
Va pensiero from Nabucco.

Verdi Requiem

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.




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 will start on 13th January 2019. Check out our Join page and contact the Choir Secretary to find out more.