Goldsmiths Choral Union is one of London’s leading amateur choirs, giving quality performances of a variety of choral works in London’s major concert venues, and rehearsing in central London. We welcome new members.

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We give five or six concerts a year.
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News

  • Battle of Waterloo Concert 5th JuneMay 25, 2015 - 10:38 pm

    We’re rehearsing again with Will this Wednesday in Baden Powell House for our amazing Battle of Waterloo concert. That’s going to be in the Royal Albert Hall on 5th June with Tony Robinson as the presenter.  There’s certainly plenty of singing in French for the choir  – the Marseillaise and  A Nous La Victoire. Then of course there’s Beethoven’s Ode to Joy […]

  • Neil Jenkins sings Gerontius in Brighton November 2011Neil Jenkins birthday concertMay 19, 2015 - 12:07 pm

    Neil Jenkins is one of GCU’s Patrons and he’s marking his 70th birthday with a celebratory concert.  He’s hoping some members of GCU may be able to take part on Saturday 6th June Come along and join in the “Come and sing” rehearsal and Scratch performance of Haydn’s Creation or attend the evening performance in All Saints Parish […]

Upcoming Events

  1. Battle of Waterloo 200th Anniversary Concert

    June 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  2. Brahms German Requiem, Morten Lauridsen Lux Aeterna

    June 18 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  3. Summer Sing – Haydn The Creation

    June 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Summer Sing – JS Bach Magnificat, CPE Bach Magnificat

    July 1 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Berlioz Grande Messe des Morts

    November 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Reviews
‘It is a long while since I heard a performance of the Requiem brought off with such cool, penetrating loyalty. Praise to all concerned’
David Murray
Financial Times
‘Berlioz's Grande Messe des Morts at the Royal Albert Hall was magnificent and memorable. The choirs of Goldsmiths Choral Union and the London Philharmonic, 10 sets of timpani, four brass bands, high in the gods, and an enlarged Royal Philharmonic Orchestra prepared the eye for a musical spectacular. The glorious interweaving of musical textures - soft and calm, terrible and majestic - brought this little performed masterpiece to glorious life. Conductor Brian Wright, soloist Andrew Kennedy, choirs and players created an uplifting and cathartic experience’
Valerie Cumming
The Observer / RAH / Berlioz’s Grande Messe des Morts (Requiem)
‘This of all Beethoven’s works cost more to the composer than any other, and this unmistakably was a performance which in its brightness and freshness revealed the triumph of the achievement. In the first three sections of the Mass the clean-cut fortissimos of the chorus were consistently thrilling, with Wright often choosing challengingly fast tempi, but even there the extremes of contrast were what even more made the performance remarkable and gave it spiritual meaning’
Edward Greenfield
The Guardian / RFH / Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis
‘The performance under Brian Wright was a worthy one, gathering weight and intensity as it unfolded. The mighty opening chorus, with its suggestion of vast crowds calling to each other, provided a fittingly monumental architecture. Later, the chorus focused their music with even greater point, dramatising the different groups of people energetically and drawing us to the heart of Bach’s vision with their sturdy treatment of the chorale settings’
Anthony Payne
The Independent / Barbican Hall / Bach’s St Matthew Passion

Audio clips of GCU

Berlioz: Lacrymosa – Grande Messe des Morts

Skellern: Were you there?

Liszt: Tu es Petrus – Christus

Liszt: Pater Noster – Christus

Handel: Hallelujah, Messiah

Handel: For unto us a child is born Messiah