Finchley Chamber Choir, recently described by Making Music as 'one of London's finest amateur classical choirs', was formed in 1973 and maintains close links with its sister organisation, Finchley Symphony Orchestra, both groups giving regular seasons at Trinity Church, North Finchley, including some joint concerts.
The choir consists of approximately thirty local singers of a calibre to provide its own soloists, interested in performing a wide range of music from the Middle Ages to the present day, including commissions and first performances. In 2014, the choir gave the world premieres of two works, one by Paul Patterson and another by Richard Bullen.
A recent highlight of FCC's concert season was the March 2020 performance of Bach's St John Passion with Linden Baroque to a large and appreciative audience at St James's Church, Piccadilly. FCC has also appeared twice at the Voices Now Choral Festival at the Roundhouse, including a live broadcast on BBC Radio 3's The Choir. Previous radio appearances include Classic FM and a Radio 3 broadcast that was selected for Pick of the Week on Radio 4. The choir has received three PRS Awards for Enterprise.
Unfortunately we are not yet able to plan any formal public concerts in our 2020-2021 season, because of the current Covid-19 restrictions. We will update this website as soon as we are able to give you more information. If possible, we will reschedule the programmes from the cancelled May and July 2020 concerts when we are able to do so.
We have been continuing with choir rehearsals when the regulations allow them, just to enjoy singing together again, although this is not possible under the current lockdown restrictions. Our rehearsal venue has allowed us to meet under Covid-19 secure guidelines, although with some changes to our normal rehearsal procedure to ensure that we can do so safely. Our Risk Assessment (Microsoft Excel file) shows our analysis of risks involved in our choir rehearsals and the steps we have taken to mitigate these risks.