The London Symphony Chorus is one of the UK's leading choirs, performing regularly at the Barbican and other venues.
Formed in 1966 to complement the work of the London Symphony Orchestra, the Chorus consists of over 160 amateur singers from all walks of life. Whilst maintaining a close association with the LSO, the London Symphony Chorus partners with other leading orchestras around the world.
From its creation the Chorus, under the direction of eminent musicians including John Alldis, Arthur Oldham, Richard Hickox, Stephen Westrop, Joseph Cullen and from August 2012 Simon Halsey, has continued to expand its wide repertoire of music including the commissioning of new works.
It was the London Symphony Chorus that in many ways stole the show with focussed and unanimous singing that survived every microscopic detail that Gergiev (and Simon Halsey, chorus director) extracted from it . . .the preparation and delivery was top class.Clasical Source - Berlioz's "La Damnation de Faust" - Barbican - 9th November 2013
Watch an extract from the October 2007 performance of Haydn's Die Schöpfung.
Sir Colin Davis conducts the London Symphony Orchestra, Sally Matthews, Ian Bostridge, Dietrich Henschel and the London Symphony Chorus at the Barbican Hall.