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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 quiz night and a Burns night supper. See our “Events” page for fuller information.


Next concert

14 April 2019

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We will perform the orchestral version of this popular work, which Rossini wrote 30 years after composing his last opera.

Soprano: Emma Dogliani
Alto: Kristin Finnigan
Tenor: John-Colyn Gyeanty
Baritone/bass: Grant Doyle

Haydn Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: John Andrews


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.