Concerts and Events

Our Songs for Munich

Diversity Choir's Spring Concert

Saturday 17 March 2018

Gresham Centre, London, EC2V 7BX.

Diversity Choir’s complimentary spring concert “Our Songs for Munich”. We would like to say thank you to our guests, supporters and friends and invite you to hear the songs we are taking to the Various Voices LGBT+ choir festival in Munich in May 2018.

The program will include:
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
Freedom 90
All Creatures Now – John Bennet
Sweet Suffolk Owl- Thomas Vautor
Draw On Sweet Night -John Wilbye
The Lark In a Clear Air

Audience numbers will be restricted due to the venue size, and free tickets will be required for entry. Apply here

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Saturday 1 July 2017

At our Summer Concert we will celebrate our 25th Anniversary!

Our repertoire for the evening includes the following popular and classical pieces:

– 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!

St John’s Waterloo
73 Waterloo Road
London
SE1 8TY

Advance Tickets: £12 / £8 concessions (Unemployed, children and students in full-time education, seniors over state pension age).  Online sales will close at 12 noon on the day of the concert, but tickets will still be available on the door.

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Sat 8th April 2017, 7:30pm at St John’s Waterloo

For our Spring Concert 2017, Diversity Choir will have as guests Glória, Dublin’s Lesbian and Gay Choir.

Together we will be celebrating the 450th anniversary of Monteverdi, and performing music with an operatic and musical theatrical connection, some Irish ballads and some disco favourites! The programme will include:

• Monteverdi’s “Beatus Vir”
• Extracts from Cavalleria Rusticana
• Cantique de Jean Racine
• Irish folk songs and ballads
• Rodgers and Hammerstein Medley
• Abba Disco Classics!

Advance Tickets: £12 / £8 concessions (Unemployed, children and students in full-time education, seniors over state pension age).

Online sales will close at 12 noon on the day of the concert, but tickets will still be available on the door.


Winter Concert

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.

 

Rehearsing the Wizard of Oz

Pictures: Pat Langford

 

Our joint concert with Gloria from Dublin

Sat 8th April 2017, 7:30pm at St John’s Waterloo

Inspiration for the concert is Monteverdi’s 450th anniversary, and we’re planning that  “Beatus Vir” will be performed as a joint piece by Diversity Choir and our friends from Dublin, Gloria.

Our theme will be Theatre for our other pieces, as Monteverdi was one of the earliest composers to fully develop opera writing. Our Musical Director, Jan Rautio, is considering the following other pieces so far:
– Mozart’s “Ave Verum”
– The “Easter Hymn” from “Cavalleria Rusticana”
– The “humming chorus” from “Madam Butterfly”
Gloria are planning to perform:
– A mixture of traditional Irish folk songs and ballads
– Classical pieces such as Cantique De Jean Racine
– Some modern contemporary pieces by the Pentatonix
– Some Abba disco classics!
Stay tuned for ticket information next March.

Noises, Sounds and Sweet AirsNoises, Sounds and Sweet Airs

Sat 2nd Apr, 2016 at London The Gresham Centre

Doors: 19:00
Price: £12.00/£8.00

Our Spring Concert for 2016 features opera choruses and musical theatre numbers with a reference to Shakespeare, to mark the 400th anniversary of his death. The programme will include:

– Choruses from Verdi’s Macbeth and La Traviata
– Choruses from Rameau’s Platée and Les Indes Galantes
– Prisoners’ Chorus from Beethoven’s Fidelio
– Extracts from West Side Story and Kiss Me, Kate.

Accompanied by piano and strings.

This concert will be in our home venue of The Gresham Centre, Gresham St, London EC2V 7BX (nearest tube St Paul’s)

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