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Choirs at Work

  • St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate Bishopsgate London, EC2M 3TL United Kingdom (map)

Two of the country’s most dynamic workplace choirs perform a diverse programme of pop, gospel, folk and classical music.

Citi UK Choir was established in 2013 by Gareth Malone, competing with other workplace choirs in his highly popular BBC television series "Sing While You Work". They made their way to the final which was broadcast from Ely Cathedral at Christmas that year to a TV audience in excess of 3 million people. Since then the Choir has grown from 22 to 40 singers and continues to draw from all levels and departments in Citi’s Canary Wharf office. Led by top music professionals Dan Ludford-Thomas and Peter Mitchell, the Choir rehearse weekly, performing a diverse repertoire for clients, colleagues and the community.

Bushes and Briars | English Traditional, collected by Vaughan Williams, arr by Donald James
Lux Aurumque | Eric Whitacre, words by Charles Anthony Silvestri
This is me | Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, arr by Peter Mitchell
Read all about it | Manderson, James, Barnes, Kohn, Kheller and Sande, arr by Peter Mitchell
Jabula Jesu | Zulu Traditional, arr by Stephen Hatfield
Shackles | Traditional Spiritual, ,usic by Mary Mary, arr by Peter Mitchell
Northern Lights | Ola Gjeilo
Festival Sanctus | Music by John Leavitt
Mr. Blue Sky | Jeff Lynne, arr by Peter Mitchell
Roar | Katie Perry & Bonnie McKee, arr by Peter Mitchell
Jericho | Traditional spiritual, arr by Moses Hogan

The Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir was formed in 2012 for the first series of “Sing While You Work” with Gareth Malone, and is made up of staff from across the NHS workforce, including hospital and community staff. Following a wave of public and media support, and some kind words from their chart rival Justin Bieber who tweeted his fans encouraging them to buy the single, they reached the much coveted Christmas No 1 spot in 2015 with their single; "A Bridge Over You".

A Bridge Over You (Bridge Over Troubled Water/FixYou) | Paul Simon/Coldplay (Created and arranged by Adam Morris, additional arrangements by Peter Mitchell)
The Rose | Ola Gjeilo (lyrics by Christina Rosetti)
Shallow | Stefani Germanotta, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt (arr. Philip Mitchell)
Singing in the Rain | Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed (arr. Philip Mitchell)
Waving Through A Window | Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (arr. Philip Mitchell)
With a little Help from My Friends | Paul McCartney and John Lennon (arr. Philip Mitchell)
Water Night | Eric Whitacre
Weeping | Dan Heymann (arr. Alexander L’Estrange with additional arr. Peter Mitchell)
Handle with Care | Matt Haig and Andy Burrows (arr. Philip Mitchell)
Freedom 90 | George Michael (arr. Philip Mitchell)

Citi UK Choir
Dan Ludford-Thomas
— Conductor

Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Choir
Philip Mitchell — Conductor

Please note that the venue address listed in the Spring 2019 brochure was incorrect. The correct address appears here, and will be on the e-ticket which you receive when booking.

Tickets £23 (premium) £18 (unreserved) £5 (children) — call our box office on 07528 776625 or 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: April 2
Mozart Coronation Mass by candlelight
Later Event: April 6
Vaughan Williams Mass in G minor