Londinium, directed by Andrew Griffiths, is one of London's most versatile chamber choirs, having a reputation for diverse, imaginative and eclectic programming across the centuries with an emphasis on unjustly neglected or rarely-performed works. The choir's critically acclaimed debut album of 20th-century British choral music, 'The Gluepot Connection', was released in March 2018 by SOMM Recordings.
Next Concert: A Mass of Masses
Thursday 4th April
St Peter’s, Eaton Square
For its debut in the acclaimed Eaton Square Concerts series, Londinium has brought together no fewer than four settings of the Mass. Two are classics of the repertoire: Josef Rheinberger's sumptuous double-choir Cantus Missae, Op.109, and Ralph Vaughan Williams' beloved Mass in G Minor which, in reaching back to sixteenth-century models, breathed new life into English choral music. Alongside them, we perform two shorter settings: the highly attractive Missa Brevis by Richard Rodney Bennett, and the radiant Chichester Mass by the American composer William Albright.
MusicWeb International Recording of the Year
We are delighted to announce that our debut CD of 20th-century choral music, ‘The Gluepot Connection’, is a MusicWeb International Recording of the Year for 2018, one of only eight to receive two nominations.
“Probably my favourite disc of the year. Such an interesting programme and a brilliant concept for a disc. Favourite works such as 'Mater Ora Filium' receive powerful performances with revelatory Lutyens in the mix as well.” (Nick Barnard)
"This is a wonderful collection of English music for voices, flawlessly performed by the Londinium chamber choir conducted by Andrew Griffiths.” (Ian Lace)
Find out about ‘The Gluepot Connection’ here.