Upcoming Events

Todd - Mass in Blue, Rutter - Feel the Spirit

An imaginative interpretation of seven familiar spirituals and a beguiling blues and jazz interpretation of the Latin Mass, our first concert at LSO St Luke’s.

LSO St Luke's (map)

Sunday 10th July 2022, 7:30pm

161 Old St, London EC1V 9NG

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Songs of Gratitude - Handel Purcell Bach


Despite the sadness and disappointments of the past two years, those of us still standing have much to be grateful for. This concert reflects our thankfulness through the sublime works of Handel, Purcell and Bach.

Once again we join with Hertfordshire Chamber Orchestra for a programme of Zadok the Priest, Purcell’s I Was Glad and Bach’s Cantata Wir Danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir.

Handel’s mighty Dettingen Te Deum, his fifth and last setting of the 4th-century Ambrosian hymn We Praise Thee, O God, completes our musical evening of thanksgiving.

St Andrew Holborn (map)

Saturday 26 March 2022, 7:30pm

5-7 St Andrew Street, Holborn, London EC4A 3AF

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Benjamin Britten – Saint Nicolas


We’ll be joining forces with the Hertfordshire Chamber Orchestra to tell the tale of the legendary life of Saint Nicolas, patron saint of children, seamen and travellers, who became forever associated with Santa Claus.

This enchanting and charming cantata was a commission for Lancing College’s centenary celebrations in 1948. Although he is usually associated with Aldeburgh, where he died in 1976, Britten spent the last ten years of his life living in Islington.

With tremendous help from our Musical Director Michael Waldron and deputy MD Laurence Williams, we kept our choir together on screen with Zoom. After eighteen months of not being able to sing together in real life, and seven cancelled concerts, Sunday 28 November will indeed be a joyful occasion for us all – singers, players and audience. 

St Andrew Holborn (map)

Sunday 28 November 2021, 7pm (copy to my calendar)

5-7 St Andrew Street, Holborn, London EC4A 3AF

Vaughan Williams – A Sea Symphony

Islington Choral Society joins forces with the Hertfordshire Chamber Orchestra for Vaughan Williams’ exhilarating and powerful Sea Symphony for orchestra and chorus.

Written in the early 20th century with poet Walt Whitman’s optimistic vision of the world, this striking symphony hailed the arrival of Ralph Vaughan Williams as a powerful new voice in English music.
With poignant spirituality the work compares man’s exploration of the oceans with the soul’s journey into the vastness of eternity.

Critically-acclaimed operatic soprano Claire Rutter and renowned bass-baritone Stephan Loges join ICS’s dynamic conductor Michael Waldron for what will be a memorable evening of uplifting symphonic and choral music.

Holy Trinity Sloane Square (map)

Saturday 30 November 2019, 7:30pm

Claire Rutter


Stephan Loges




Michael Waldron



Islington Choral Society

Hertfordshire Chamber Orchestra