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.



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  • Carols on Wednesday – no Berlioz this weekOctober 18, 2015 - 9:32 pm

    It’s been wonderful to see the enthusiasm for the Berlioz from GCU members and guest singers alike, not to mention our conductor. What a fabulous sing.  Can’t wait to hear the sound when we join with Brighton Festival Chorus. But this week we’re giving Berlioz a rest.  We start on carols including a new one by Sharon our composer in residence.  Don’t forget […]

  • First Rehearsal Wednesday 9th SeptemberAugust 28, 2015 - 10:23 pm

    Welcome back after the summer! Our first rehearsal is Wednesday 9th. Brian will probably ask us to sing all the way through the wonderful Berlioz Grande Messe des Morts to see how much we remember from last time. We’ve got a great programme ahead this year. Even a Grand Organ Gala to look forward. Don’t forget the following Wednesday, that’s the 16th, is […]

Upcoming Events

  1. Berlioz Grande Messe des Morts

    November 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  2. Carols for Choir and Audience

    December 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  3. Handel’s Messiah

    December 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  4. Handel’s Messiah

    December 18 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  5. Beethoven’s 9th Symphony

    December 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 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