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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

December 2018

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

Soprano: Alison Langer
Tenor: Jorge Navarro Colorado
Bass/baritone: James Cleverton

Haydn Chamber Orchestra

Conductor: John Andrews

Handel’s oratorio uses a libretto based on Dryden’s Alexander’s Feast, or the Power of Music. In a new venture for the Festival Chorus the performance will be semi-staged.

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 will start on 9th September 2018 (to be confirmed). Check out our Join page and contact the Choir Secretary to find out more.