The English Chamber Choir


ECC
The English Chamber Choir celebrated its Fortieth Anniversary in 2012.For nearly four decades, the English Chamber Choir, and its conductor Guy Protheroe, have been at the forefront of the English choral tradition and London’s musical life. One of the best known and busiest groups of its size, the Choir prides itself on the variety of its repertoire and the diversity of its engagements.

The English Chamber Choir:

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has a repertoire spanning music of five centuries; it performs a cappella, with organ or piano accompaniment or with its own orchestra, the English Players.
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has sung in all the major London venues, at Festivals and concert series around the UK and across Europe, from Antwerp to Athens.
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equally at home in the recording studio, with an impressive list of album, film, television and radio credits.
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has accompanied many famous popular musicians, and enjoyed long working relationships with Rick Wakeman and Vangelis (It’s soundtrack recording of the title music to 1492 – Conquest of Paradise was the best-selling single ever in Germany). And following its work on the French comedy blockbuster Les Visiteurs with the composer Eric Levi, it went on to feature in his Era project which has sold around 8 million albums to date.
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features in the sound clip backing the Era - Ameno video
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appears regularly at the London Church of St Martin-in-the-Fields with the Belmont Ensemble, performing choral favourites including Handel’s Messiah and Mozart’s Requiem.
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commissions and performs new works and has a special association with composers inspired by the traditions of the Eastern Church – John Tavener, Christos Hatzis and Ivan Moody among others.
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specialises in devising themed sequences and compilations for both live performance and recordings – recent subjects include William Tyndale in Antwerp and the life and work of the first women composer whose works have come down to us – the 9th century Byzantine abbess, Kassiani.
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rehearses regularly in the City of London and prides itself on a lively membership encompassing all walks of life and a reputation for sociability!
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Enquiries from potential new members are welcome throughout the year.
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has an extensive library of scores available for hire.
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welcomes enquiries from promoters and production companies for concerts and recordings and is also available for weddings and other Church services. For more information please contact us using the details below.
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maintains a postal and an e-mail list with details of forthcoming events. To subscribe free of charge please contact us using the details below.