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What is ULCC?

Our group of singers are students from colleges and institutions within the University of London. Our members come from all around the world, pursuing subjects ranging from Persian to Volcanology, and together make up a choir that encompasses many different cultural, religious or non-religious backgrounds, and orientations and identities.

The University of London Chamber Choir (ULCC) is a student-run, professionally directed choir based at St Mary le Strand in Central London. We are a student-run group, with a committee of full and part time students and our amazing conductor, Olivia Shotton. We rehearse during term time on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 to 8:30pm, and perform three termly concerts a year, as well as monthly evensongs and other smaller performances, such as carolling. 


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.

In addition, we occasionally host sessions for Music and non-Music students to workshop their own compositions with us.

We are always delighted to hear from new students with a passion for singing. For more information regarding how to join ULCC, please see our Join ULCC page.

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.



Recent Activity


Over the course of the year, the choir has performed three very successful concerts, including Purcell's Dido and Aeneas alongside the University of London Symphony Orchestra and featuring soloists from our very own choir. At Christmas, some of the choir members came together to raise money for Shelter by singing carols on the Southbank as well as a small carol service at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. We also had the opportunity to perform evensong at Salisbury Cathedral which was accompanied by our very own Jake Scicinski on organ. 

As we come to the end of the academic year, we look forward to welcoming new singers to ULCC for another successful year in September!


ULCC has found a new home in the wonderful acoustic of St Mary le Strand in Central London and has performed so far in 2 wonderful concerts this year; Nova, Nova! and Dixit Dominus, both at St Mary's. We've also taken part in monthly Evensongs with our friends at St Mary's Voices.


The Academic Year 2020-21 saw a great deal of disruption and uncertainty, but the choir can be proud of it's efforts and perseverance to continue singing during the heart of the Covid-19 pandemic.


Despite being contained to our individual homes, we remained very much together in spirit. A season of online rehearsals and activities culminated in our 'virtual concert' videos, attended by individuals from all around the world. We also embarked on socially-distanced carol singing at the Southbank Centre, raising money for charitably causes. 



Our 2019-2020 season included three concerts at St George's, Bloomsbury, and Evensong at Holy Trinity, Sloane Square. We 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's 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. 

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