THE CHOIR OF THE LONDON ORATORY is the UK’s senior professional Catholic church choir and sings for all the major Latin liturgies at the Oratory. Comprising some of London’s leading ensemble singers, the choir is internationally renowned. Its working repertoire covers all aspects and periods of music for the Latin Rite from Gregorian chant to the present day with special emphasis on 16th and 17th century polyphony and the Mass repertory of the late 18th and 19th centuries.
Vacancy for a BASS or BASS-BARITONE
The Choir of the London Oratory has a vacancy for a bass or bass-baritone from February 2018, or as agreed. First-rate vocal, ensemble and sight-reading skills essential. The famous 14-voice professional choir of this great Catholic church sings approx. 140 services per year plus weddings and funerals. Auditions in early November. Closing date for applications: 1st November. Contact the Director of Music, Patrick Russill, immediately for further details by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or click here.
THE LONDON ORATORY JUNIOR CHOIR consists of boys and girls aged between 8 and 16 drawn from all over London. They rehearse after school hours twice a week and sing for Tuesday Benedictions and Sunday 10.00am Mass. The choir has appeared in award-winning recordings on DG Archiv and frequently sings for productions of the Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
Parents of children interested in joining the choir are encouraged to contact the choir’s Director Charles Cole. Phone07876 250 172
THE SCHOLA CANTORUM OF THE LONDON ORATORY was founded in 1996. Educated in the Junior House of the London Oratory School, boys from the age of 7 are given outstanding choral and instrumental training within a stimulating musical environment underpinned by Catholic traditions. The Schola is regarded as one of London’s leading boy-choirs, in demand for concert and recording work, and sings at the Saturday 6.00pm Mass in term-time.