Patrick Hawes: The Innocents (with VOCES8)

VOCES8, noted for their versatility and musicianship, perform across the globe. Central to the ensemble’s ethos is a celebration of diverse musical expression and a commitment to musical education.

“The singing of VOCES8 is impeccable in its quality of tone and balance. They bring a new dimension to the word “ensemble” with meticulous timing and tuning”. Gramophone

The concert marks the world premiere of Proms commissioned The Innocents (music by Patrick Hawes, libretto Andrew Hawes). It commemorates the sinking of the evacuee ship SS City of Benares in 1940 and those lost at sea, including 77 children. Michael Rennie (the son of the then vicar at St Jude’s) died trying to save the children.

Finchley Children’s Music Group and Nicholas Chalmers will join VOCES8 for this performance.

Holst Hymn of Jesus with Crouch End Festival Chorus

Our Senior Choir will join Crouch End Festival Chorus, the City of London School for Girls Choir and London Orchestra da Canera for a performance of Holst’s Hymn of Jesus.


Vivaldi Gloria
Holst Hymn of Jesus
Prokofiev Alexander Nevsky

Jessica Cale soprano
Kitty Whately mezzo-soprano
Crouch End Festival Chorus
Finchley Children’s Music Group
City of London School for Girls Choir
London Orchestra da Camera
David Temple conductor

Christmas with the BBC Singers

Selected singers from our Senior Choir will join the BBC Singers for a celebration of Christmas by Benjamin Britten, John Rutter and Bob Chilcott.

BBC Prom 74: Verdi Requiem

Selected singers from our Senior and Chamber Choirs will join the BBC Proms Youth Choir for a performance of Verdi’s Requiem.


Tamara Wilson  soprano 

Alisa Kolosova  mezzo-soprano 

Michael Fabiano  tenor 

Morris Robinson  bass 

BBC Proms Youth Choir  

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment  

Marin Alsop  conductor