To start our Centenary Season
The Lloyd's Choir had the great honour and privilege of singing at the commemoration of HM Queen Elizabeth II at Lloyd's on 15th September. The market came together to hear the Lutine Bell rung to mark both the death of Her Majesty and the accession of His Majesty King Charles III.
Photos courtesy of Lloyd's
We have also had our first concert of our centenary year at the beginning of October, featuring work by Elgar, Dvorak and Toye and solos from a number of choir members. Geoffrey Toye (1889 – 1942) was the founder-conductor of Lloyd’s Choir and was a notable composer and arranger. His arrangement of The Drunken Sailor featured regularly in the Choir’s early concerts and was a fitting inclusion to kick off our Centenary year of concerts.
Rehearsals are now well underway for our Gala Christmas Concert on 8th December at the Merchant Taylors' Hall. The programme features a selection of Christmas Music, old and new including the première of a new carol commissioned for the concert and Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols, a work which featured regularly in the Choir’s programmes during its history. Tickets will be on sale shortly so please watch this space, we hope to see you there to celebrate with us.