Founded in 1963, New London Singers are one of London's most outstanding vocal ensembles. They perform regularly at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square and Kings Place, Kings Cross. They have also recently performed at the Banqueting House on Whitehall, St Paul's Covent Garden and All Hallows', Gospel Oak. The Choir has also performed at venues across Europe, most recently in Poznan, Poland in May 2009 and Seville in November 2012.
In addition to concerts, the Choir has been featured in a number of television programmes on the BBC and ITV including the Alan Titchmarsh Show, The One Show and Classic Goldie a follow up to the popular BBC Maestro competition.
2010 saw NLS sing Choral Evensong at the church of St Sepulchre-without-Newgate in London, and this has now turned into an annual event with the Choir singing services at Westminster Abbey (2011-2013) and Southwark Cathedral (2014).
NLS has made numerous CD recordings including Vivaldi's Gloria and the Rachmaninov Vespers. In March 2012, NLS was invited by Decca to record with Joseph Calleja for his album in tribute to the great American tenor Mario Lanza.
Choral competitions are another facet of the Choir. NLS have won major prizes including ‘Rencontres Internationales de Chant Chorale' in Tours, France, and ‘Let the Peoples Sing' in the UK.
Recent season highlights include a complete performance of Joby Talbot's “Path of Miracles” (2011/12 season), Bach's B Minor Mass and the Monteverdi Vespers (2012/13 season), all at St Martin in the Fields; and Bach's St John Passion at St James's Piccadilly (2013/14 season). The Choir held a 50th Anniversary concert at St Paul's Covent Garden in 2013 featuring music composed in each decade since NLS was founded in 1963.
NLS are delighted to have distinguished composer Julian Anderson as our patron.