Our next concert
Had I Not Seen the Sun
A Celebration of Winter Nights and Northern Lights
Saturday, 27 February 2016, 7.30pm, St Sepulchre-without-Newgate
The Fourth Choir’s winter concert looks north, to learn from Slavic, Scandinavian, and Celtic composers how to love the winter sunlight.
The Dark Lady and the Tender Churl
Memorial concert to William Shakespeare on the April 23, which is the 400th anniversary of his death, in London's historic Middle Temple Hall. This tribute to Shakespeare focuses on the tortured love triangle portrayed in the Sonnets between Shakespeare, the Dark Lady and the handsome younger man referred to as the Tender Churl.
Choral music from Shakespeare’s own time down to the present day will be intermingled with a dramatic performance of some of the most famous Sonnets. A highlight of the concert will be the world première of the winning entries of a competition launched by the Fourth Choir in November for a new choral setting of one of the Sonnets, selected out of 96 entries from 17 countries - Australia, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Greece, Holland, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Sweden, UK, and USA.
We are currently taking priority bookings for members of 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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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)
"The choir were very good indeed... they are quickly going from strength to strength under the leadership of Dominic Peckham."
Matthew James Hunt, author of I am not Gog
For your calendar
Had I Not Seen the Sun
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