Twickenham Choral

TCS, with over 100 voices, has been impressing audiences for nearly 100 years both in the UK and abroad. As well as performing the great choral classics TCS has worked with many living composers giving several UK premieres.

Christopher Herrick has been the choir’s conductor since 1974. In that time he has led the choir’s development, working with them to perform a huge range of repertoire alongside top-class instrumentalists and vocal soloists in concerts locally as well as in Westminster Abbey, the Royal Albert Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Guildford Cathedral and in many exciting European venues.

Our partner orchestras are the Brandenburg Sinfonia and the Brandenburg Baroque Soloists.

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Critics' corner

  • At St Martin-in-the-Fields: The standing ovation said it all. Apparently this was unique in the recent history of Brandenburg concerts in St Martin’s, so you should be very proud along with your fellow music makers – the wonderful band and the specially good line up of soloists.
  • At Cadogan Hall: We took this opportunity to hear the Honegger’s Christmas Cantata, an old favourite, very rarely performed in London, and were bowled over by the performance by Twickenham Choral. This was a fabulous evening…A great start to London classical musical life in 2020! ...read more.

TCS on the BBC

In February 2017 we featured on Radio 3's Meet my Choir slot. You can listen here.

TCS in rehearsal

Christopher rehearsing

COVID 19 SEPTEMBER UPDATE

TCS are delighted to announce that we have started our autumn term rehearsal schedule. We are rigorously following the Government (DCMS) and Making Music Covid-secure guidelines, covering the full panoply of measures: the wearing of face coverings upon arrival and departure, temperature checks, 2-metre distancing between singers, sanitising of hands and chairs before and after, good ventilation etc. Choir members who prefer to participate by Zoom, as well as those singers not on the rota to sing in person that particular week, can keep up as the rehearsals are live-streamed.

We plan that rehearsals will lead to some form of performance of Handel’s iconic and justifiably popular Messiah on Saturday 12 December, and of Rachmaninov’s glorious Vespers before too long. But whatever else, we feel proud and moved to be able to sing together once more.

Prospective new members are welcome to contact joining@twickenhamchoral.org.uk, and we will keep the website up to date as the weeks proceed.

We are also interested in hearing from anyone who would like to sponsor or give to the choir as we approach our Centenary – for more details see the Support Us page.