We are London's LGBT + chamber choir for advanced singers
The Fourth Choir was founded in September 2013 by a group of LGBT + singers aspiring to sing classical and modern choral works to the highest possible standard. Our goal is to represent the LGBT + community on London’s world-class classical music scene.
At 8 years old, the Choir is going from strength to strength. We have performed in many of London’s iconic cultural venues including the Southbank Centre, the British Library, the British Museum, the V&A, Kings Place, Tate Britain and Kings Place. We have also performed at diverse venues such as The Jazz Cafe, Hampton Court Palace and the Tower of London; and in the heart of Westminster, both on the stage at the National Holocaust Memorial Ceremony, and on the pavement, protesting outside the House of Commons. Overseas, we have performed at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Queer Arts Festival in Antwerp and the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj in Rome. We have developed a particularly fruitful relationship with Shakespeare’s Globe, having given four concerts in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, appearing in the play After Edward and as well as appearing twice with Sandi Toksvig in The (Snow) Globe, both on stage in 2020 and as a virtual choir in the pandemic in 2021.
A message for Earth Day 2021
Earth Song by Frank Ticheli
'The scorched Earth cries out in vain'
To mark Earth Day 2021 we collaborated with another queer classical ensemble Cor Flammae from Vancouver, Canada to record this haunting song by Frank Ticheli.
Planned, recorded and edited in isolation.
What the critics say
"The Fourth Choir were faultless in their skill and dedication, especially the enchanting sopranos, and it was clear that much passion, dedication and love had gone into this project, with each composition meticulously selected."
The Upcoming on Stonewall Warriors at Heaven on the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots