COVID - 19 Update: 17/11/20
ULCC has now resumed rehearsals, both virtually and in-person, adhering fully to all Government guidelines. We are currently reviewing our Christmas calendar of events and will shortly be announcing our revised programme.
We were fortunate to be able to rehearse in person, before the latest lockdown which began on November 5th. Click below on the video to see behind the scenes at one of our Covid-secure rehearsals at St Cuthbert's Church, Earl's Court.
We would like to extend a very warm ULCC welcome to all our new members who have joined us year and successfully passed the audition process. Recruitment will reopen in the Summer of 2021.
- Anthony Ryan, ULCC President 2020-21
What is ULCC?
The University of London Chamber Choir (ULCC) is a high standard, dynamic and expressive choral ensemble based in Bloomsbury, London. We are student-run but professionally directed under the expert baton of our conductor, Quintin Beer. We rehearse during term time on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 to 8:30, and aim to perform 10 - 12 concerts throughout each academic year.
Our group of 30 singers are students and alumni mainly from colleges and institutions within the University of London. However, we are unique among other university choirs in that we open our membership to all students and alumni of any London-based higher educational institution. Our members come from all around the world, and together make up a choir that encompasses many different cultural, religious or non-religious backgrounds, and orientations and identities.
We choose our repertoire from an extensive variety of sacred and secular music, from the Early Renaissance to the Modern Day. We encourage you to listen to our most recent live recordings here, as well as on our Youtube channel.
We make several performances throughout the academic year.
Our 2019-2020 season included three concerts at St George's Bloomsbury, and Evensong at Holy Trinity Sloane Square.
We have also made other ventures such as an appearance on BBC Radio 1's Gemma Collins Christmas Podcast and singing carols in Holborn Underground Station raising money for charity.
Planned but unfortunately cancelled due to Covid-19 were two appearances at Ely Cathedral and St Cuthbert's Earl Court, a collaborative concert with Greenwich and Imperial College London Choir, as well as our tour to Valencia.
Other venues from last year include Southwark Cathedral, Norwich, Ludham and Littlebury. We have also undertaken international tours to Milan and Malta in recent years.
In addition to our programme of concerts and sung evensong, we are also available to sing at weddings, corporate events, and more. For enquiries about private bookings and collaborations, please get in touch.