Celebrating 50 years: Building the future of Choral Music
Throughout our 50th anniversary season we were able to look back on a rich history of music making with some of the most illustrious conductors and orchestras in the world, and in some of the most prestigious venues. We are now building on our successful past and helping to secure the future of Choral Music by raising vital funds to continue its work.
Under the dynamic leadership of internationally renowned choral conductor Simon Halsey, we continue to strive for increasing excellence in our performances; to be more accessible to a large, diverse and new audience; and to contribute significantly to the development and growth of choral music by
commissioning and performing significant new choral works;
developing enjoyable and innovative singing opportunities for those in the community;
developing the talents of promising choral singers and conductors.
As a non-professional chorus and a registered charity (No. 272866), independent of the London Symphony Orchestra, we do not receive public funding from Arts Council England, the Corporation of London or other arts funding organisations. We receive concert fees to cover our rehearsal and performance costs, but are reliant on sponsorship for our continuing choral development programme, and our support for LSO Sing with the London Symphony Orchestra.
Simon Halsey, LSO Choral Director, is leading the important development of a Choral Hub in the City of London, LSO Sing. As part of our aspirations for the hub the Chorus is undertaking two ambitious initiatives to provide continuous training opportunities for its own singers, and create opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to participate in singing.