City Chorus is a friendly, hard working choir, open to all without audition. We rehearse on Tuesday evenings near Bank station and perform several times a year in beautiful venues.


Our musical director is Paul Ayres and our accompanist (piano and organ) is Philip Shannon. Our concerts feature top professional musicians.


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Spring concert on Friday 7 April 2017 – Duruflé Requiem

Following the success of our 2016 workshop and subsequent concert featuring the Requiem by Gabriel Fauré, we are repeating ourselves in 2017 with a January workshop and April concert featuring the Requiem by Maurice Duruflé.


Duruflé Requiem

Duruflé (1902 – 1986) was a leading French organist and teacher of the twentieth century. The Requiem is probably the most famous of his relatively few compositions and was completed in 1947. It is heavily influenced by Gregorian chant, which formed the basis for another piece on which Duruflé was working at the time. The Plainsong chant brings a calmness and serenity which is rarely met in other contemporary pieces. The Requiem flows with great beauty and subtlety, and we hope you will enjoy discovering with us this fascinating and rewarding setting of the requiem mass.


Duruflé Requiem on YouTube