the choir had a wonderfully vibrant choral sound, and contributed in the worshiping life of the cathedral to the full, with imaginative, challenging and appropriate music choices for the season of Easter, and moreover, it was executed with excellence.”

– Master of Music, Brecon Cathedral –

Upcoming performances:

Choral Evensong
5:30pm, Wednesday 19th February
Holy Trinity Church, Prince Consort Road, SW7 2BU

Beyond the Great Game
7:30pm, Friday 21st February
St George’s Church, Bloomsbury Way, WC1A 2SA

Lunchtime Concert
1:05pm, Monday 24th February
The Guild Church of St Martin-within-Ludgate
40 Ludgate Hill, EC4M 7DE

Choral Evensong
5:30pm, Wednesday 4th March
Holy Trinity Church, Prince Consort Road, SW7 2BU

Brandenburg Choral Festival
7:30pm, Thursday 19 March
Corpus Christi Catholic Church
2 Maiden Lane, WC2E 7NB

Easter Tour
1st – 8th April
Yorkshire Dales

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about the choir

Imperial College Chamber Choir is the flagship choir of Imperial College, based in South Kensington, London.

Originally founded in 1997 by Therees Hibbard as part of Imperial College Choir, the Chamber Choir became a separate and established ensemble in 2007 under the leadership of Jessica Gillingwater. The choir subsequently evolved under the directorship of William Glendinning from 2011-2018, which saw the introduction of regular concert and evensong cycles, tours, and more prestigious recognition. Today, the choir is an auditioned ensemble of circa 24 voices, and has been conducted by Jack Apperley since September 2018.

The Chamber Choir has a colourful musical and social calendar. Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings, following which we are keen frequenters of the Union Bar. We are one of London’s finest university choirs that performs frequently in the capital, across the UK and internationally. Notable venues include Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Sherborne Abbey, Milan Duomo, Porto Cathedral, Southwark Cathedral, Brecon Cathedral, St Edmundsbury Cathedral and St Martin in the Fields.

We present two concerts per term, and sing fortnightly Wednesday evensongs at Holy Trinity Church, Prince Consort Road. We regularly undertake various external projects such as weddings, recordings, DofE awards ceremonies, church services and gallery recitals at local museums.

Taking our music outside of college is very important to us, and we go on a week-long Easter tour, a week-long summer tour, and several weekends away throughout the year.  Our summer tours are a highlight of the year, both musically and socially. Recent tours have included: Brittany, France (2016), Lake Garda, Italy (2016), The Highlands, Scotland (2017), Porto, Portugal (2017), Brecon Beacons, Wales (2018) and Ljubljana, Slovenia (2018) singing high-calibre choral music in and around their most famous venues.

A picture taken during Spring Tour 2019 at Truro Cathedral, Cornwall.

If you would like to arrange an audition, you can find more details and contact us!