London's newest LGBT-friendly chamber choir
The Fourth Choir is London's newest LGBT-friendly chamber choir. We focus on performing great choral works from early music to contemporary choral masterpieces.
The choir was formed in September 2013, and our aim from the outset has been to represent the LGBT community on London's world-class classical music scene.
Our Artistic Director, Dominic Peckham, is one of the UK's leading choral conductors and works with both professional groups, such as the English National Opera chorus, and highly-respected educational groups such as the National Youth Choir.
To celebrate our six month birthday, we've recorded some songs from our most recent concert.
Listen to our recordings >
We are a group of committed and hard-working singers who not only read music but are prepared to learn it in our own time. As a small chamber choir, with sometimes only two to three voices to each part, every voice is crucial to the sound. While every singer must pass high audition standards, the choir is supportive to help singers of different abilities develop their vocal technique and musicianship. Our participants are not required to be LGBT, but we assume that anyone who works with us celebrates diversity and equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered communities. If that sounds like you and you're prepared to put in the amount of time and effort required, we'd love to hear from you!
Find out how to audition >
Our commissioning project
The choir hopes to commission new choral works from leading young composers with texts that reflect secular themes and LGBT lives and relationships. We plan to bring this into public awareness through recordings and by performing at established concert venues and festivals. Currently, if you attend a retrospective of a leading living composer today, you are unlikely to hear LGBT-relevant music being performed. We want to change that and and have a lasting impact on choral music repertoire.
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Sunday 31 August
Royal Festival hall, Southbank Centre
Friday 12 December