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Choirs at Work

  • St Paul's Church, Covent Garden Bedford Street London, WC2E 9ED United Kingdom (map)

Over the years of the Brandenburg Choral Festival we have been particularly excited to see the explosion in interest in work place choirs and tonight we are proud to present two of the finest: Citi UK Choir and the Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Choir.

Having both starred in Gareth Malone's BBC 2 show 'Sing While You Work', the two choirs have continued to go from strength to strength. Citi Choir has performed in public concerts at iconic London venues such as the Hammersmith Apollo and the Hackney Empire, and made its North American debut in 2014, helping raise $2m for cancer research charities.

Meanwhile, the Lewisham & Greenwich NHS reached the UK's Christmas no. 1 slot in 2015 (thanks in part to the help of a certain Justin Bieber) and recorded it's first album Something So Strong Inside in 2016.

Tonight the two choirs are set to entertain us with a diverse programme featuring modern choral classics by Eric Whitacre, Ola Gjeilo and Will Todd, Gospel works and arrangements of favourite pop songs dating from the 60s to the present day.  Dan Ludford-Thomas and Peter D Mitchell show their talents as arrangers and conductors, and lead our two fantastic choirs through this varied programme in the lovely surroundings of St Paul’s Covent Garden.


Citi Choir
900 miles | American Traditional, arr. by Jonathan Rathbone
Lux Aurumque | Eric Whitacre and Charles Anthony Silvestri
Ubi Caritas | Ola Gjeilo
The Lord is My Shepherd | Will Todd
The Battle of Jericho | Traditional Spiritual, arranged Moses Hogan
Bless The Broken Road | Marcus Hummon, Bobby Boyd & Jeff Hanna, arr. by Peter D. Mitchell
Sow in Tears | Richard Smallwood, arr. by Peter D. Mitchell
Say Something | Ian Axel, Chad King & Mike Campbell, arr. by Peter D. Mitchell
No More I Love Yous | David Freeman and Joseph Hughes, arr. by Peter D. Mitchell
When We Were Young | Adele Atkins, arr. by Peter D. Mitchell
Ain't Nobody | Hawk Wolinski, arr. by Dan Ludford-Thomas
Joyful Joyful | Ludwig van Beethoven, arr. by Mervyn Warren and adapted Peter D. Mitchell
Total Praise | Richard Smallwood, arr. by Dan Ludford-Thomas
Uptown Funk | Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, arr. by Peter D. Mitchell

Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Choir
Futility | Wilfred Owen, arr. by Stephen Tyler
A Bridge Over You | Paul Simon, Chris Martin, Johnny Buckland, Guy Berryman, arr. by Adam Morris, Peter Mitchell, Liam Dunachie
And so it goes | Billy Joel, arr. by Bob Chilcott
Fields of Gold | Gordon Sumner, arr. by Philip James Mitchell
Something Inside So Strong | Labi Siffre, arr. by Philip James Mitchell
Lean on Me | Bill Withers, arr. by Peter David Mitchell & Jon Cohen
Seal Lullaby | Eric Whitacre, arr. by Peter D. Mitchell
In the Arms of the Angel | Sarah McLachlan, arr. by Philip James Mitchell
On the Sunny Side of the Street | Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh, arr. by Liam Dunachie
What a Fool Believes | Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald, arr. by Peter D. Mitchell

Citi Choir and Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Choir
He Still Loves Me | James Harris III, arr. by Peter D. Mitchell
Come & Go With Me | Traditional, arr. by Dan Ludford-Thomas and Peter D. Mitchell

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Citi UK Choir
Peter Mitchell
— Piano
Dave Rice — Bass Guitar
Fred Claridge — Percussion
Dan Ludford-Thomas — Conductor




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Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Choir
Liam Dunachie
— Piano
Dave Rice — Bass Guitar
Fred Claridge — Percussion
Philip Mitchell — Conductor

Tickets £23 (premium) £18 (unreserved) £5 (children) — book online now!

Our premium tickets include a reserved seat (this differs per venue according to acoustic, but is usually 3–5 rows from the front, near the centre aisle), a programme, and a voucher for a drink which can be redeemed either before the concert or during the interval.

Earlier Event: March 6
Brahms Requiem by candlelight
Later Event: March 10
Mozart Requiem