I want to sing in a choir
Lloyd's Choir is a vibrant group of around 75 mixed voices. Founded in 1922, the choir's roots are in Lloyd's of London and the insurance market where many of the members work, and it now draws singers from across the City's financial community and beyond.
Under Jacques Cohen's direction since 1995, the choir has grown in stature and accomplishment. Its repertoire is wide ranging, from early polyphony to contemporary music commissioned for the choir.
Lloyd's Choir has some 75 members, of which about 60 are regular, active members.
If you are a singer – or used to be – come along to a rehearsal and try us out. We are actively recruiting for Altos and Tenors.
With members drawn largely, though not exclusively, from the financial, insurance and banking communities within the City, we rehearse on Monday lunchtimes from 1.05 pm to 2.15 pm at St Katharine Cree church, Leadenhall Street, EC3, with extra rehearsals occasionally being arranged immediately before a concert. With such a short rehearsal period our rehearsals are focused and concentrated, working through a wide range of music in a fairly short period of time. Good sight reading skills are therefore welcomed, although new members with rusty sight reading ability will be given help and encouragement to develop such skills as necessary.
Our subscription rate is £210 pa or £75 per term (of which there are three a year), and concessionary rates are available. This fee covers virtually all our music together with the professional fees for our music director and accompanist.
We do not hold formal auditions but offer new members a trial period during which they may be asked to complete some simple vocal exercises.
We also take every opportunity to socialise together on a regular basis outside rehearsals!
Address: One Lime Street, London, EC3M 7HA