International A Capella Choral Competition, London

The Copenhagen Chamber Choir CAMERATA will visit London this week, participating in the London International A Capella Choral Competition 2017, and the festival Nordic Matters. In the competition we will compete against 15 other specially chosen choirs from 11 different countries. We look forward to experiencing these international voices up close, as well as meeting conductor Peter Phillips and his esteemed choir The Tallis Scholars, who are hosting the competition.

Our repertoire is carefully selected to allow us to exhibit a variety of genres and skills. It encompasses pieces spanning all the way from the early Renaissance to today’s beautiful Nordic sounds. Our set list includes new music by Danish Peter Nørgård; quirky explorations of Purcell by Swedish Sven-David Sandström; Norwegian Ola Gjeilo’s musical adventure of unicorns and phoenixes; and Estonian Arvo Pärt’s monumental cathedrals of sound.


Competition heats:

Wednesday 28 June, 7:30 pm: First heat (feat. Aleron Chamber Choir, Philippines; The Cantus Ensemble, UK; Southern Spirit Singers, UK). St John’s Smith Square, London.

Saturday 1 July, 7:30 pm: Final. St John’s Smith Square, London.

Other concerts:

Thursday 29 June, 1:10 pm: Lunchtime recital. St Gabriel’s Pimlico, Warwick Square, London.

Saturday 1 July, 1:00 pm: Nordic Matters, feat. other Nordic choirs. Southbank Centre, London.


Open Secret


This spring CAMERATA will be inviting you into a space of contemplation and stillness.

The beautiful musical style Holy minimalism is a poignant celebration of spirituality and simplicity. The concert consists of works by the leading composer from holy minimalism; English John Tavener, Estonian Arvo Pärt and Polish Henryk Górecki. The talented sweetish composer Tobias Broström has composed instrumental traditions that bind the coral pieces together and create an uninterrupted hour of meditative ethereal sounds.

Read more about the concert her.