Our next concerts...
Spring Joyfully! - 20 March 2015
Two Temple Place, London WC2R 3BD
The choir will perform in the wonderful panelled Great Hall at Two Temple Place (recently featured in Downton Abbey) as part of The Bulldog Trust's annual art exhibition 'Cotton to Gold' - a collection of watercolours, oil paintings, Japanese prints, medieval manuscripts, woodcuts, and natural history. We will sing secular choral songs about nature, including Britten's Five Flower Songs, and contemporary composers Lauridsen, Kernis, and Hawley. Advance tickets £25.
Two Temple Place, London
With support from The Bulldog Trust
Benefit concert - 27 March 2015
St Mary's Church, Stoke Newington, London N16 9ES
The Fourth Choir will be performing a concert in aid of Haringey Migrant Support Centre and Hackney Migrant Centre. The concert will continue the theme of Spring with a programme of songs from three centuries of choral masterpieces, with William Byrd's glorious Sing Joyfully, Ralph Vaughan-Williams's atmospheric settings of Three Shakespeare Songs and arrangements of Scottish folk songs by Sir Hugh Roberton. Advance tickets £12, Door price £15, Concessions £10, For migrants £1.
We are donating our services and all proceeds raised on the night are going directly towards providing immigration, housing and welfare advice for migrants in need of support.
London's newest LGBT-friendly chamber choir
The Fourth Choir is London's newest 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.
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, Director of Music at Morley College.
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 chamber choir, with sometimes only two to four 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.
Support our project >
For your calendar
Friday 27 March 2015
Concert in aid of Hackney Migrant Centre and Haringey Migrant Support Centre
St Mary's Church, Stoke Newington, N16 9ES
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Friday 8 May 2015
Joint Concert with Chantage Choir
Holy Redeemer, Exmouth Market, EC1R 4QE
Friday 19 June 2015
St Peter's Eaton Square, London
Friday 16 October 2015
St George's Bloomsbury
Saturday 12 December 2015