In recent years the LMH Chapel Choir has established itself as a lively and thriving college institution. We have a steady number of committed members who meet each week for a practice on a Friday afternoon (before dinner) and another practice on a Sunday afternoon, before singing for a Choral Evensong or Eucharist in the College Chapel. We tackle music of all genres, from Byrd to Britten.
The Choir is known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere; it is one of the most social activities in college – rehearsals are fun, and choir members enjoy a free Formal Hall each week. Throughout the year various activities are organized, ranging from inter-collegiate football, to visits to cathedrals to sing Evensong. Previous highlights include singing evensong at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, Coventry Cathedral, and a joint service with the choir of Pembroke College Cambridge. The choir went on tour to Rome in 2015 and Sicily in 2016.
A recent exciting adventure has been the formation of a chamber choir, which is open to all members of LMH via audition. This choir sings four services per term in LMH and also undertakes concerts and cathedral visits.
Tours are very important to the Choir’s life. There is no better way to summarize the choral accomplishments of the year than with an opportunity to sing in stimulating settings – places where music, art, culture, and history inspire students to achieve the very best results.
Both choirs tackle a range of music styles, giving scope for solos and consort singing.
The choir not only provides a friendly and open environment for music-making, but it also brings together a range of people from across subject and year groups.