Goldsmiths Choral Union is one of London’s leading amateur choirs, giving quality performances of great choral works in London’s major venues, and rehearsing in central London. We welcome new members.


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  • Mendelssohn, Britten & RutterJuly 30, 2019 - 10:26 pm

    November 9th @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm – Holy Trinity, Sloane Square Tickets: £22 unreserved Call 0333 666 3366 Or purchase from choir members or on the door Three splendidly contrasted works feature in GCU’s Autumn concert. Mendelssohn’s Hear my Prayer highlights the much loved soprano aria O for the wings of a dove. […]

  • Orff – Carmina BuranaJuly 23, 2019 - 7:58 pm

    October 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm – Royal Albert Hall Buy tickets here 400 voices in monumental harmony WAGNERPrelude to Act III Lohengrin SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3 ‘Organ Symphony’ ORFF Carmina Burana English Concert Chorus Highgate Choral Society Goldsmiths Choral Union The London Chorus The Southend Boys’ Choir Andrew Greenwood conductor Ailish Tynan […]

Upcoming Events

  1. Orff: Carmina Burana

    October 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  2. Mendelssohn, Britten & Rutter

    November 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  3. Carols for Choir and Audience

    December 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  4. Handel’s Messiah

    December 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  5. Beethoven’s Choral Symphony

    December 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Reviews
‘It is a long while since I heard a performance of the Requiem brought off with such cool, penetrating loyalty. Praise to all concerned’
David Murray
Financial Times
‘Berlioz's Grande Messe des Morts at the Royal Albert Hall was magnificent and memorable. The choirs of Goldsmiths Choral Union and the London Philharmonic, 10 sets of timpani, four brass bands, high in the gods, and an enlarged Royal Philharmonic Orchestra prepared the eye for a musical spectacular. The glorious interweaving of musical textures - soft and calm, terrible and majestic - brought this little performed masterpiece to glorious life. Conductor Brian Wright, soloist Andrew Kennedy, choirs and players created an uplifting and cathartic experience’
Valerie Cumming
The Observer / RAH / Berlioz’s Grande Messe des Morts (Requiem)
‘This of all Beethoven’s works cost more to the composer than any other, and this unmistakably was a performance which in its brightness and freshness revealed the triumph of the achievement. In the first three sections of the Mass the clean-cut fortissimos of the chorus were consistently thrilling, with Wright often choosing challengingly fast tempi, but even there the extremes of contrast were what even more made the performance remarkable and gave it spiritual meaning’
Edward Greenfield
The Guardian / RFH / Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis
‘The performance under Brian Wright was a worthy one, gathering weight and intensity as it unfolded. The mighty opening chorus, with its suggestion of vast crowds calling to each other, provided a fittingly monumental architecture. Later, the chorus focused their music with even greater point, dramatising the different groups of people energetically and drawing us to the heart of Bach’s vision with their sturdy treatment of the chorale settings’
Anthony Payne
The Independent / Barbican Hall / Bach’s St Matthew Passion

Audio clips of GCU

Berlioz: Lacrymosa – Grande Messe des Morts

Skellern: Were you there?

Liszt: Tu es Petrus – Christus

Liszt: Pater Noster – Christus

Handel: Hallelujah, Messiah

Handel: For unto us a child is born Messiah