Londinium is a dynamic London-based chamber choir which particularly specialises in the performance of unusual a cappella repertoire, ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st century. The choir's Musical Director is Andrew Griffiths. Since its debut in November 2005, this versatile group has been noted for distinctive programming, featuring innovative juxtapositions of repertoire from different periods and the inclusion of rarely performed works such as Liszt's Missa Choralis, Schoenberg's Friede auf Erden, Mäntyjärvi's Canticum Calamitatis Maritimae, Vasks' Māte Saule, Pizzetti's Requiem and, in January 2013, Britten's A.M.D.G., of which Robert Hugill wrote 'Londinium's performance of the whole work was a tour de force, and it was presented with a confidence, firmness and vividness which was altogether admirable.' (planethugill.com)
Londinium has been praised for its performances of contemporary repertoire. On 4th June 2011 Londinium gave the world premiere of Perpetual Light: Requiem for an Unscorched Earth, by Jessica Curry, conducted by Andrew Griffiths at the Old Vic Tunnels: 'a dark, tormented piece, punctuated by moments of brightness...that radiated hope, the emotional thread that tied the whole piece together. From start to finish, Londinium perfectly captured this delicate emotion...' (Kay Kempin Bachtrack).
Composer Cecilia McDowall found the choir's sound 'just gorgeous – both luscious and true' in a programme which included her setting of Regina Caeli (May 2009), and Eric Whitacre commended Londinium for 'One of the most beautiful performances of Sleep I have ever heard' (November 2010).
In May 2010 Londinium featured in the Classical Brit Awards at the Royal Albert Hall as the chorus in live performances by Bryn Terfel and Rolando Villazón. It is the chorus on a recording by Tonus Peregrinus of Antony Pitts' new oratorio, Jerusalem-Yerushalayim, released through Hyperion in July 2013. The choir has also given many recitals by invitation, including for Special Olympics Great Britain and the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, in venues including the Natural History Museum, the British Library and Cliveden House.