Londinium is one of London's most versatile chamber choirs, particularly noted for its vibrant performances of a cappella repertoire. Its Musical Director is Andrew Griffiths. Founded in 2005, it has established a strong reputation for diverse, imaginative and eclectic programming, often bringing together works written many centuries apart to thrilling effect. Its concerts have won consistent praise from critics; Robert Hugill described Londinium's recent performance of Benjamin Britten's virtuosic A.M.D.G. as 'a tour de force... presented with a confidence, firmness and vividness which was altogether admirable' (planethugill.com).
Londinium is committed to contemporary repertoire, and has given several world and UK premieres, including the first performances of Perpetual Light: Requiem for an Unscorched Earth, by Jessica Curry, 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). It also features on the premiere recording of Antony Pitts' new oratorio, Jerusalem-Yerushalayim, released in 2013 by Hyperion. Composer Cecilia McDowall found the choir's sound 'just gorgeous – both luscious and true' in a programme which included her setting of Regina Caeli, while Eric Whitacre commended Londinium for 'One of the most beautiful performances of Sleep I have ever heard'.
Londinium has featured in the Classical Brit Awards at the Royal Albert Hall, performing with Bryn Terfel and Rolando Villazón. Other engagements have included recitals for Special Olympics Great Britain, the British Library and the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, and the choir has sung in venues as diverse as the Natural History Museum, the Crypt Gallery at St Pancras Church, the British Library and Cliveden House.
In addition to its regular season, Londinium's forthcoming engagements include a recital for the Friends of the Georgian Society of Jamaica, and events to mark its tenth anniversary in 2015.