London auditioned amateur chamber choir with varied repertoire
Welcome to the website of Ad Libitum Chamber Choir
Formed in 2005, Ad Libitum is an auditioned amateur choir of about 25 voices performing in central London. We perform a varied repertoire of both sacred and secular music from the sixteenth century to the present day. In 2012 we performed our first commissioned work by UK composer Russell Hepplewhite. The choir also undertakes overseas tours, having recently made festival appearances in France, Guernsey, Belgium and Italy.
Vaughan Williams: Mass in G minor at St Katharine Cree – Thursday 7th March – 7.30pm
Vaughan Williams’s rich and impassioned Mass in G minor forms the centrepiece for this inspiring programme of music from the English choral tradition. English ‘pastoralism’, rooted in folk music, nostalgia, and a love of the English countryside, revolutionised British music in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, giving rise to some of the greatest church music ever written. Do not miss this concert of stirring pieces, several of them chosen by members of the choir.
Ralph Vaughan Williams – Mass in G minor
Charles Villiers Stanford – Three motets
Charles Wood – Hail, gladdening light
Charles Wood – O Thou the central orb
Herbert Whitton Sumsion – They that go down to the sea in ships
Gustav Holst – Turn back O man
Herbert Howells – Like as the hart
We will be performing the concert in the beautiful ancient church of St Katharine Cree , near Aldgate and Tower Hill tube stations.
Tickets are available to buy on the door or in advance from Eventbrite. Details can also be found on ConcertDiary.
A programme and interval refreshments are included in the cost of the tickets.
We are always interested in hearing from experienced choral singers. We currently have openings for two basses. If you’d like to find out more about joining us, get in touch.
Listen to Ad Libitum performing O Sing Unto the Lord by Russell Hepplewhite