Concordia Chamber Choir was founded in January 1998, initially as an offshoot of the Dulwich Choral Society. It was agreed from the outset that membership would not be restricted to Dulwich Choral Society members and new singers would be welcomed from the wider community. Meeting on a fortnightly basis, initially in members homes, the choir recognised early on that a concert programme was essential to give the group focus. The inaugural concert was given in Guys Hospital Chapel in November 1998 in aid of the Evelina Children's Hospital Appeal.
Concordia is made up of approximately thirty singers from around the Dulwich area, and beyond. Initially conducted by Susan Farrow, and subsequently by Graham Ross, the choir is currently directed by Dan Ludford-Thomas, who began with the choir in 2010. Our repertoire includes anything from Thomas Tallis to Arvo Pärt and Eric Whitacre, via Cole Porter, Vaughan Williams and Britten. We have toured to Italy, France, the Netherlands, Germany, and Denmark.
Concordia meets most Tuesdays in term-time, and usually gives at least four concerts a year. Subject to vacancies in the appropriate voice part, new members are always welcome to contact the choir for an audition.
The Friends of Concordia are a vital backbone of the choir's set-up and a hugely valued part of the future planning of the group - if you would like to become a Friend and join the Concordia family please do contact us. We look forward to welcoming you!
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