"The choir brings a typical combination of clarity and strength to theirperformance,
with a fine sense of line and lovely clear demonstration of purity in polyphony"
Robert Hugill, Planet Hugill
WHO WE ARE
Chamber Choir of London is in demand throughout the UK and across the globe as a vibrant and innovative ensemble, bringing together the finest consort singers and performing a broad repertoire. Committed to world- class performance, the choir works with some of the industry's leading
musicians, festivals and artistic institutions.
Recent collaborators include The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Diotima Quartet, Mark Padmore, Roger Vignoles and Sir Paul McCartney. The choir made their Aldeburgh Festival debut in a unique performance entitled
'Schubert 1828', alongside Fleur Barron.
After a string of critically acclaimed single releases, Chamber Choir of London received further accolade in 2019 with the world premier of Rachel Fuller's 'Animal Requiem' with Alfie Boe, reaching No.1 in the UK and US classical album charts and described by The Daily Telegraph as "soaring
and profoundly moving".
Engagements this season include the return of their 'Do Not Go Gentle' Remembrance Concerts in Dorchester Abbey and The Netherlands, planned performances in Malta and Berlin, further collaborations with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at London's Southbank Centre for two sell-out concerts making the European premier of Nier:12018, a live broadcast for BBC Radio 3's 'In Tune' and a return to the studio for their first composer collaboration with Alexander Campkin to record his definitive choral collection 'True Light'.
The release of Sir James MacMillan's 'Kyrie - taken from his 'Missa Brevis' was selected by Apple Music to be included among their essential recordings from the 'Sacred Sounds' collection.
"A great addition to choral life"
Fiona Maddocks, The Guardian
DOMINIC ELLIS-PECKHAM : ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & CHIEF CONDUCTOR
Dominic Ellis-Peckham is a conductor and chorus master, specialising in opera and choral repertoire. He has been commended by reviewers as 'a latent star' and is renowned for his dedication to the Renaissance and Baroque era, whilst also passionately championing new works and delivering inspirational collaborations. Dominic has prepared choruses in opera houses, festivals and on the concert stage for BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, English National Opera, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. and The Bach Choir.
He regularly conducts The Meridian Sinfonia and London Mozart Players, performing on leading UK concert stages including The Royal Albert Hall, The Barbican, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Usher Hall, Bridgewater Hall and Wigmore Hall.
Forever a collaborator, Dominic has worked alongside Sir Simon Rattle, Stephane Deneve, Sir Richard Hickox, Bernard Labadie, Edward Gardner OBE, Simon Halsey CBE, David Hill, Robert Ziegler, Michael Hofstetter, Keri-Lynn Wilson, Christopher Bell, Vassily Sinaisky, Sir David Willcocks CBE, Lorin Maazel, Stefan Bevier and John Rutter CBE.
Dominic holds an array of conducting posts, including Principle Conductor of The Rosewood Sinfonia, Guest Conductor for London Mozart Players, Guest Chorus Master for The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Assistant Music Director of The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, Visiting Lecturer at the University of Oxford, Music Director of London Oriana Choir and Artistic Director of The Fourth Choir and has been praised internationally for his ‘freshness and vitality’ in the direction of orchestral and choral performances and recordings.
Dominic is also Chorus Director and Visiting Artist at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Guest Conductor for The Royal Opera House Big Sing programme and Presenter for The Royal Opera House BP Big Screens and Insight Evenings, interviewing leading figures such as Sir Antonio Pappano, Eva-Marie Westbrook and among many others. In 2016 Dominic conducted The London Mozart Players' Royal Gala performance for Her Majesty The Queen's 90th birthday, including a world premier by Roxanna Pannufnik.
Previous positions include Chorus Master for English National Opera during which he received critical acclaim from The New York Times for 'a powerful and accomplished chorus' and from The Guardian hailing his work as 'superbly prepared' for the world premier of Julian Anderson's 'Thebans', Artistic Director of The Royal Opera's RM19 Vocal Ensemble, Assistant Chorus Master for The Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Conductor of Cambridge Festival Opera and Guest Chorus Master for The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra's Youth Chorus. Committed to a versatile musical portfolio, Dominic relishes the chance to collaborate with contemporary and commercial musical projects, and has worked with Sir Paul McCartney, Pete Townsend, Alfie Boe, Will.I.Am and was invited to join Madonna's musical team as Chorus Director, broadcasting to a live audience of 182 million viewers as part of The Eurovision Song Contest.
Internationally renown for his conducting and pioneering educational work, Dominic appears regularly on TV and Radio as a presenter and choral expert, most notably for BBC2, BBC Radio 3 & 4 and SkyArts. In 2016 he published his first book with Bloomsbury Publishing entitled ‘Inspire your Choir’ and will release an anthology of his arrangements and compositions in Autumn 2018. Recent appearances and perfomances have taken him to the USA, Kenya, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Qatar, Singapore, Nepal, Bangkok, the Netherlands, Kuala Lumpur, and China.
Keen to promote and support new music, Dominic has conducted an array of highly acclaimed world premieres, notably Oliver Searle’s ‘Pride, Poverty and Pianos’ for BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Toby Young's 'Love and Harmony', three premieres by Cheryl Frances-Hoad for London Oriana Choir, Alexander Campkin’s ‘I Watched The Dying Light’ for London Mozart Players, John Winzenburg's 'Half Moon Rising' for The American Choral Directors Association and Kerry Andrew's 'Who We Are' for The Royal Albert Hall.
In 2016 Dominic and London Oriana Choir launched Five15 - a ground-breaking new musical venture, championing women composers and developing a legacy of commissions, workshops and masterclasses, aiming to inspire generations to come. A talented composer and arranger himself, Dominic’s recent premières include works for The Globe Theatre, The National Youth Jazz Collective, The National Choirs of Great Britain, The Royal Albert Hall and Fusionopolis, Singapore.
Recent engagements include: the world premier of Alexander Campkin's ‘The Ghost of Shadwell Stairs’ at London's iconic Brunel Tunnels, The Royal Opera's 'La Traviata' Big Screens, performances of 'Kingdom Hearts' in London, Los Angeles, New York and Singapore, a live broadcasts for BBC Music Day, ‘The Seeker’ for The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, guest conductor appearances in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Shanghai, Mentor and Guest Conductor for Tenebrae’s Associate Artists, Guest Conductor for The Cathedral Choristers of Britain National Concerts and Workshops, the The Rainhill Festival Opera Gala and Guest Conductor for St Martin-in-the-Fields Fellows.
In 2019 Dominic performs in Hong Kong, The Netherlands, Italy and Oman, joins Opera Holland Park as Chorus Master for Tchaikovsky's ‘Iolanta’ and Cilea’s ‘l’Arlesiana’ with The City of London Sinfonia. Performance highlights include: Mozart's 'Requiem', Orff's 'Carmina Burana' and Bach's 'St John Passion’ with The Rosewood Sinfonia, Chorus Master for Stravinsky’s ‘The Rake’s Progress’ with Ludwig Orchestra and Barbara Hannigan for The Aldeburgh Festival, a unique Schubert performance with Mark Padmore, Roderick Williams, Roger Vignoles, Chamber Choir of London and Diotima Quartet and Eurotreff Festival, Wolfenbüttel.
"Soaring and profoundly moving"
Peter Stanford, The Daily Telegraph