The Whitehall Choir is one of London’s leading amateur choirs. It has a varied repertoire including challenging unaccompanied pieces as well as larger choral works.
Ice and Fire
On Thursday, 30 June we will be performing a programme of choral music from the Baltic region at St Peter's, Eaton Square. This will include pieces by Arvo Pärt, Ēriks Ešenvalds, Galina Grigorjeva and Veljo Tormis.
As well as well-known works such as Arvo Pärt’s Bogoroditse Devo and The Beatitudes, we will also be singing lesser-known works by the nineteenth century Lithuanian composer Jouzas Naujalis and Galina Grigorjeva who was originally born in Ukraine but is now based in Estonia. The music and texts range from the beautiful still, calm and icy such as Ēriks Ešenvalds’s Northern Lights to the fiery St John’s Day Songs for Midsummer’s Eve by Veljo Tormis.
Join Whitehall Choir
Sing with one of London’s leading amateur choirs
The Whitehall Choir is always looking for talented singers. We meet during the academic year on Tuesdays, from 6.30 to 9pm, in the Parish Hall of St Peter’s Eaton Square, London SW1W 9AL. If you’d like to try us, come to the first or second rehearsal of term. Next term starts on Tuesday, 19 April, when we will be working on a programme of music from the Baltic region for a concert on 30 June.
The choir is friendly, ambitious and energetic – do contact us if you’d like to come along to try out a session, we’d love to meet you.
Our first live concert since 2019
On Thursday, 18 November, we gave our first concert with a live audience since before the first Covid lockdown. We sang Fauré’s Requiem and two modern pieces by American composers.
Some audience reactions:
Really wonderful concert – thank you. Feet haven’t touched the ground today. – Louise
Enjoyed every minute of this concert.
It was the first time I’d heard the choir and I was impressed with the ensemble singing, diction (which was excellent), warmth of the sound, dynamic range and intonation.
Also that the choir could meet so many of the challenges of pitch and rhythm presented within the first two pieces and were able to sing the movement about the sparrows with such wit. – Sue
…nice to see the Whitehall Choir back and performing. .. it was a beautiful concert, and I loved the Runestad – Anon
What a wonderful concert! I loved the two new pieces and think your conductor is fantastic, so full of energy and enthusiasm, and I simply adore the Requiem. It is so beautiful and just seems to get
better every time I hear it. Hope you enjoyed singing it all as much as I enjoyed listening! – Anon