One of the delights of the City of London is the series of concerts that take place in many of the historic churches dotted around the Square Mile.
One of the oldest choirs in the City not connected directly to the churches is the Lloyd’s Choir which was first formed in 1922. The choir first performed in 1922, within the Underwriting Room at the Royal Exchange and concerts were then given regularly, mainly in the Public Hall of the same building.
After the Second World War, the choir was re-established and performed with considerable success. In the 1980s, the choir moved to St. Katharine Cree in Leadenhall Street which is still home to the choir today.
Jacques Cohen – Musical Director
Since then, a series of professional conductors have greatly enhanced the reputation of the choir. The choir regularly perform concerts in various locations around the city and has featured on television several times.
One of the highlights of the choir’s year is the Spring Concert to be held in the St Giles, Cripplegate Church, Fore Street, London EC2Y 8DA (in London’s Barbican) on Thursday 22nd March 2018 at 7pm.
The programme will have a nautical theme with Parry’s Crossing the Bar, Elgar’s Sea Pictures and Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony with Jacques Cohen conducting the choir with the Cohen Ensemble and soloists.
Tickets £ 20 ( £12 Students).
For more information about the Lloyd’s Choir, visit their website here
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