Thank you to everyone who has kindly agreed to sing at our Trafalgar Square set this coming Sunday (there’s still time to sign up if you fancy some singing carols interspersed with Victoria, Palestrina, Bach and of course Gumpelzhaimer!).
You might also be interested in a couple of other drop-in groups who provide opportunities to sing Renaissance repertoire.
The London Motet & Madrigal Club, a singing group with a venerable 80 year history,
are next due to meet this coming Saturday evening (December 17th) in the City of London, with a line-up that includes Guerrero, Byrd and Handl among many others. They meet regularly once a month throughout the year and you can pay to participate on a per session or annual basis.
(Just as we went to press, the LMMC cancelled their December 17th event but they’ll be back in 2023!)
If you’d like the chance to sing this music in a liturgical setting then look no further than the Lisson Grove Choir at the Church of Our Lady, St John’s Wood, (youngsters in comparison with the LMMC, with a mere 50 years of history behind them!).
They invite competent sight-singers to join them for performances of Renaissance masses and motets at services throughout the year. You can next join them to sing Victoria, Rore, Palestrina and Praetorius at Midnight Mass on December 24th and/or Byrd, Victoria and Morales on Christmas Morning. (Such treats!)
Full details for both groups can be found via their websites (links above) so do get in touch with them if interested.