A Viennese Evening
Diversity Choir’s Spring Concert 2020
Due to the Corvid-19/coronavirus situation we have decided to postpone this concert. Please check back for further announcements.
At St Paul’s Knightsbridge, 32a Wilton Place, Belgravia, London SW1X 8SH.
A joint concert by Diversity Choir and The Esterhazy Singers, featuring the work of Beethoven, Bruckner, Mozart and Haydn.
Beethoven’s Mass in C
Ludwig van Beethoven composed the Mass in C major, Op.86, to a commission from Prince Nikolaus Esterházy II in 1807. The mass, scored for four vocal soloists, choir and orchestra, is probably one of the least performed of Beethoven’s larger works. The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs (2004 edition) calls the work a “long-underrated masterpiece”.
The Esterhazy Singers
An amateur choir of about 50 people that aims at professional standards. We are named after Haydn’s patrons, the Princes Nicholas and Paul Anton Esterhazy. Music Director Andrea Brown.
Saturday 13 June 2020
Diversity Choir’s Summer Concert 2020
Saturday 11 July 2020
Diversity Choir’s 2019 Winter Concert
Saturday 14 December 2019, 7:30pm
At Rudolf Steiner House, near Baker Street, we created a magical evening of highlights from Handel’s Messiah, featuring soprano solos by Nadine Benjamin. Plus a selection of our favourite Christmas music by, among others, Grieg, Mann & Weil,Tchaikovsky, Holst, Cecilia Mcdowell, and Mel Torme.
Diversity Choir’s 2019 Summer Concert
Saturday 13 July 2019, 7:30pm
At Trinity Church, Sloane Street, London SW1X 9BZ, we celebrated the theme of ‘welcoming‘ with music by Handel, Holst, and Mendelssohn, plus more contemporary items from Mama Cass, Abba, Cindy Lauper, Barry Manilow and Nina Simone.
16-18 August 2019
Hand in Hands choir festival
In March 2019 we had the wonderful opportunity to accompany the West London Sinfonia at St Barnabas Church in Ealing to sing Verdi’s Requiem.
Over 80 WLS musicians, and 40 Diversity Choir members, were joined by soloists: Soprano: Nadine Benjamin; Mezzo-soprano: Monika-Evelin Liiv; Tenor: Mario Sofroniou; and Bass: Denis Sedov.
World AIDS Day Concert 2018
Our concert at St John’s Church, Waterloo Road, raised over £2000 for HIV charity PositiveEast.
We were joined by the West London Sinfonia, and soprano Sarah Jane Lewis. In addition to Fauré’s Requiem, our programme included works by Holst, Erasure, and The Beatles.
Diversity Choir’s 2018 Summer Concert
At St James’ Piccadilly we celebrated Bastille Day with a performance of Mozart’s Vespers, as well as music from Les Miserables, and Faure’s Cantique de Jean Racine. Diversity Choir also performed music by Purcell, Billy Joel, Leonard Berstein, Edith Piaf, and The Beatles.
Various Voices LGBT+ choir festival in Munich in May 2018.
Diversity joined 80 other choirs from around Europe and the world for Various Voices 2018. The packed programme took place at the magnificent Gasteig concert halls, and included a mass public performance of Carmina Burana.
Our program included:
All that jazz
Im Mummelsee – Rheinberger
The silver swan – Orlando Gibbons
Invocation to sleep – Tchaikovsky
Wizard of Oz – Herbert Stothart
Summertime – George Gershwin
La Traviata – ‘Brindisi’ – Giuseppe Verdi
Baroque ‘n’ Roll
Pictures from Diversity Choir’s Winter Concert on Saturday 2 December 2017
Picture: Rancho Dass
If you’re interested in joining us, please contact our Membership Team
Two long standing members of Diversity Choir, Al Booth and James Murphy, talk about their experiences and reasons for joining the choir … from the social and friendly atmosphere, to the enjoyable range of musical styles. Interview with thanks to David Baker.
LGBT Choir Festival
Diversity Choir will be joining 27 LGBT choirs from around the UK for a weekend of workshops, training, dance, rehearsals and fun.
The HAND in HAND LGBT Choir Festival in Manchester culminates in a fantastic concert at the Royal Northern College of Music on Saturday 19 August 2017.
25th Anniversary Concert
In July 2017 we celebrated our silver jubilee with a repertoire that included:
– Poulenc’s Gloria
– “Both Sides Now” by Joni Mitchell
– “Make our Garden Grow” from Candide by Bernstein
– “Invocation to Sleep” and “The Golden Cloud did Sleep” by Tchaikovsky
– “Calme des Nuits” and “Les Fleurs et les Arbres” by Camille Saint-Saëns
– “9 to 5” by Dolly Parton – and more!
Diversity – Glória!
Our Spring Concert was on 8th April 2017 when Diversity Choir welcomed our guests Glória, Dublin’s Lesbian and Gay Choir.
Together we celebrated the 450th anniversary of Monteverdi, and performed music with an operatic and musical theatrical connection, some Irish ballads and some disco favourites! The programme included:
Our concert at St John’s Waterloo on 4 December 2016 was themed Spellbound – celebrating faeries, magic and all things supernatural.
Our repertoire for the evening included the following popular and classical pieces:
- Selections from Purcell’s The Fairy Queen
- Dream With Me (from Peter Pan)
- Fairytale of New York
- Mister Sandman
- Selections from The Wizard of Oz
- Walking in the Air (the theme from The Snowman)
- Rheinberger’s Mummelsee op. 95, 1.
Pictures: Pat Langford