London’s biggest and broadest annual choral celebration, the Brandenburg Choral Festival exists as a platform for amateur choirs to perform in Central London venues.
The Festival opens at the end of December and runs through to the first May Bank Holiday, providing more than four months of unparalleled variety.
Centred geographically and spiritually around St. Martin-in-the-Fields, other venues include St Clement Danes, Temple Church, Corpus Christi Maiden Lane and the National Portrait Gallery.
For audience members, there is plenty to choose from: in 2014 we will feature more than 80 choirs in 67 concerts at 11 different venues over four months. We believe in including everything choral – classical and jazz, a cappella or accompanied, gospel, male voice, choral scholars, community choirs, and a whole lot more besides!
Monday 30 December, 7:00 pm
A true celebration to open the 2014 Brandenburg Choral Festival – Bob Porter leads the Brandenburg Festival Chorus and Brandenburg Sinfonia in Handel’s Messiah.
Monday 30 December, 9:30 pm
It’s still Christmas and we continue to celebrate at St Martin’s with Britten’s sublime ‘A Ceremony of Carols’ with the Tiffin Boys Choir.
Friday 3 January, 7:30 pm
Vivace Chorus join forces with Farnham Youth Choir and Brandenburg Sinfonia under the baton of Jeremy Backhouse (pictured) to perform works by some of the UK’s finest contemporary choral composers.
Friday 3 January, 9:30 pm
Elizabeth de Lacey and Skolia Voices make their Brandenburg Choral Festival debut at St Martin’s with Rachmaninov’s stunning all-night vigil.
Wednesday 8 January, 7:30 pm
An exchange of Australian and British choral music by St Peters Chorale, Brisbane and Tiffin Boys Choir.
Thursday 9 January, 7:30 pm
An evening of magnificent Mozart! Including orchestral favourite Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and the choral masterpiece, the Requiem.
Thursday 9 January, 9:30 pm
Join Robbie Jacobs and Reverie for an hour of a cappella favourites including the awesome Miserere by Gregorio Allegri.
Thursday 16 January, 6:00 pm
Oakham School Chamber Choir perform works by Bernstein, McDowall and Finzi.
Saturday 18 January, 7:30 pm
Reading Phoenix Choir make their Festival debut with a refreshing selection of classical favourites and contemporary classics.
Sunday 19 January, 4:00 pm
Excalibur Voices present works by Fauré and Martin.