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



We give five or six concerts a year.
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Join our friendly London choir and sing fabulous choral music in London’s major concert venues.

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  • Buy tickets for the St John PassionFebruary 23, 2018 - 11:49 am

    Not long until GCU sing the wonderful Bach St John Passion in Cadogan Hall on Friday 23rd March 7:30 pm. Buy tickets here. If you want to know more about why the St John Passion is so appropriate to Easter listen to this radio broadcast. Click on the link. St John Passion   Last updated […]

  • Rehearsals started for St John PassionJanuary 13, 2018 - 6:27 pm

    Rehearsals have started in Baden Powell House, South Kensington for our performance of Bach’s St John Passion at the Cadogan Hall on Friday 23 March 2018. Click here to book tickets: Last updated 13th January, 2018

Upcoming Events

  1. Beethoven Choral Symphony

    March 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  2. Bach St John Passion

    March 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  3. Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle & Skellern Weathers

    June 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  4. Summer Sing 1

    June 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:15 pm
  5. Summer Sing 2

    July 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:15 pm
‘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