Our next concert - A December Song - Friday, 18 Dec 2015, 7.30 pm
We are returning for the third year to St Giles-in-the-Fields for a candlelit concert of seasonal music and mulled wine. Music will include Christmas choral music by Tavener, Vaughan Williams, Whitacre, Warlock, Howells and Allain, with audience carols.
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Composition competition to commemorate Shakespeare
The Fourth Choir is proud to announce a choral composition competition to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare which will fall on 23 April 2016.
The winner of the competition will receive a prize of £1000 and the winning composition will be premièred by the Fourth Choir at a Memorial Concert on 23 April 2016 in London’s historic Middle Temple Hall.
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London's LGBT-friendly semi-professional chamber choir
The Fourth Choir is London's LGBT-friendly chamber choir for advanced singers. 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.
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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 educational groups such as the National Youth Choir. Our Associate Music Director is Andrea Brown, former Director of Music at Morley College.
The Choir is a group of experienced amateurs, choral scholars, academy-trained musicians and music professionals. Our members are not all 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 required, we'd love to hear from you!
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Our commissioning project
The choir has been commissioning new choral works from leading composers with texts that reflect secular and LGBT themes. We plan to bring this into public awareness through recordings and by performing at established concert venues and festivals. Our first commission, a Sappho setting by Alexander Campkin 'Unleash the beauty of your eyes' was selected as a required piece at The 54th International Choral Singing Competition Seghizzi.
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What the critics say...
“The Fourth Choir is pukka!”
Michael White, Music Correspondent for The Telegraph and New York Times
(Pukka: used in UK slang to mean “of superior quality” or “first class” - Wikepedia)
For your calendar
Friday 18 Dec 2015
Saturday 27 February 2016
Saturday 23 April 2016
Memorial to William Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death
Middle Temple Hall. We will also première the winner of our Shakespeare choral composition competition. Find out more >
Saturday 2 July 2016
Museum of the Order of St John, Priory Church and gardens