English Baroque Choir

The English Baroque Choir is one of the finest amateur choirs you will find in London.

We perform a wide range of repertoire, from the 15th century right through to the present day, in intelligent, well-structured concert programmes.

If you are looking for a choir to join, look at what we have to offer if you sing with us.

For general enquiries please contact us.

Our next concert – Mozart, Bach, Haydn in St. John’s Smith Square

Mozart’s Venite Populi K 260 may be a relatively short work, but it is a perfect demonstration of the composer’s mastery of choral composition. The piece is scored for strings and double choir – perhaps suggested by the idea of calling the nations of the world together.

Bach’s Cantata BWV 150 (Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich) also contains unusual features. A small string orchestra with bassoon obbligato accompanies a work in which the choir assumes an atypically dominant role. Even within movements there are frequent changes of mood and tempo, perfectly suiting the text and keeping the listener constantly engaged.

Haydn’s Stabat Mater Hob XXa:1 is a composition on a different scale. While respecting the elegiac spirit of the text, there is an underlying feeling of optimism and light. Haydn explores every colour, every mood. One contemporary writer described it thus, “…an excellent piece, with deeply moving beauty and highly appropriate expressivity…”.