Founded in 1981 the New London Chamber Choir is one of Europe's foremost vocal ensembles. NLCC has given many world and British premières and continues to commission and promote new work.
The Choir has worked closely with many leading composers, and has premiered works commissioned for it from Peter Adriaansz, Evdokija Danajloska, Michael Finnissy, Luca Francesconi, Michael Zev Gordon, Jonathan Harvey, David Sawer, James Wood, and Iannis Xenakis. Pierre Boulez became the choir's patron in 1986.
Recent projects include a Scelsi portrait concert at the Archipel Festival in Geneva, Stravinsky's Les Noces with the Michael Clark Company, Jonathan Harvey's Passion and Resurrection at the Casa da Música Festival in Porto, an all-Stravinsky programme with the CBSO, the Macedonian premiere of Fauré's Requiem and Handel at ENO with the Mark Morris Dance Group.
NLCC's schedule for 2011 included a world premiere by James Weeks at the Spitalfields Festival marking the choir's 30th anniversary and an all-Xenakis programme at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. Michael Zev Gordon's 40-part choral work ‘Allele', written for NLCC based on the DNA coding of its members, was premiered at the Diamond Light Synchrotron in Oxford and broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in 2010 and won the Choral category of the British Composer Awards in 2011. They gave the final performance of the Brandenburg Spring Choral Festival at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London in April 2012 and sang Debussy and Schoenberg in the BBC Proms under Saraste and Knussen in August 2012. Future plans include a concert of new work by Macedonian composers with the Kreutzer Quartet and works by Tallis and Jonathan Harvey at St-Martin-in-the-Fields in May 2012.
Recent press reviews:
‘ravishing work' (The Guardian, 26.8.12)
‘a wonderful performance' (Telegraph, 28.8.12)
‘a revelation' (Independent, 26.8.12)
‘outstandingly assured in its performance, the purity of the female voices in the first mansion ringing effulgently through the Royal Albert Hall' (Bachtrack, 26.8.12)
For further information please visit the NLCC website here.