Welcome To The London Symphony Chorus – London’s Choir of First Choice

The London Symphony Chorus is widely regarded as London’s choir of first choice under Simon Halsey’s leadership. Our continuing close partnership with the London Symphony Orchestra has also been strengthened by his appointment both as LSC Chorus Director and Choral Director of the LSO, reflecting the importance the Orchestra places on future choral activity.

Since his appointment, notable highlights include performances and recordings of Rachmaninov’s Vespers under Simon's baton, Peter Maxwell Davies’s Symphony No.10 under Antonio Pappano and Schumann’s oratorio Das Paradies und Die Peri under the LSO’s principal conductor-elect Simon Rattle.

We are celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2016 with an exciting programme which includes an eclectic mix of both popular and new choral compositions. We have already performed Haydn’s The Seasons under Simon Rattle, Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius under Mark Elder and Schumann’s Faust Szenen under Daniel Harding, all with the LSO. Simon Rattle returned to the podium in June with the premiere performance of Peter Maxwell Davies’s new opera, The Hogboon. Last month, the choir performed Verdi’s Requiem in London with the LSO under Gianandrea Noseda and a repeat performance in the Lincoln Centre, New York is scheduled for the end of October.

Our 2016-17 season with the LSO includes El Nino by John Adams conducted by the composer and Bruckner’s Te Deum conducted by Bernard Haitink. Also, following on from the success of Debussy’s Pelleas et Mellisande in January 2016, we shall perform Ligeti’s opera Le Grand Macabre, conducted by Simon Rattle and semi-staged by Peter Sellars.



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