The London Welsh Chorale has rehearsed and performed in central London and around the globe since 1983. Members hail from a range of professions and backgrounds, and the repertoire spans from the Renaissance to the modern. The Chorale is committed to keeping Welsh music alive in London, and has supported many young professional singers and orchestral players in our professional concerts. New members are always welcome! Musical Director: Dr Edward-Rhys Harry, Accompanist: Jenny Trew Have a look around, see and hear what we do, and get in touch if you would like to join us!
Our Easter offering this year is a wonderful blend of the old and new:
Rutter wrote the The Gift of Life, in 2015, as a "celebration of life" and a counterpart to his Requiem's reflection on death. We pair it in our programme, not with a requiem but, with the choruses from the passion section of Handel's Messiah, ending with the Hallelujah Chorus.
Two wedding anthems by Welsh composers follow: Let the People Praise Thee, O God, was written in 1981 by William Mathias for the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, and Ubi Caritas, by Paul Mealor for the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.
We are very sorry to have to pass on the sad news that Kenneth Bowen has died.
Kenneth was our Musical Director for 25 years from 1983 to 2008. It's impossible to put into words how much the Chorale owes to Kenneth, so we won't try to do so here. The best we can do is to say that Ken loved the Chorale and that the Chorale loved Ken.