Events

St Luke's choir takes part in tours of cathedrals around the country twice a year. These weekends are fantastic opportunities to participate in some intensive rehearsals and sing in some of the most beautiful buildings in the country. They are also great weekends away with good friends and much eating, drinking and general merriment is had by all! We also stage occasional concerts.



Upcoming Events

27 - 30 July 2017 : Edinburgh
The choir will be singing the services in St Mary's Cathedral - http://www.cathedral.net/

Past Events

8pm 12 April 2017 : Sung Compline


7.30pm 2 April 2017, All Saint : St John Passion, J S Bach
St Luke's Choir will join with All Saints, Fulham and St Martin-in-the-Field for a performance of Bach's St John Passion, led by Jonathan Wikeley

8pm 1 March 2017 : Eucharist, Ash Wednesday


18 - 19 February 2017 : Southwell Minster
The choir will be singing the weekend services at Southwell Minster - http://www.southwellminster.org/index.html

5pm 5 February 2017 : 3-Choirs Evensong at St Martin-in-the-Field
Join us for Evensong with the choirs of All Saints, Fulham and St Martin-in-the-Field

6pm Sun 25 Sep 2016 : 3-Choirs Evensong - All Saints' Fulham
Evensong at All Saints' Fulham on the North side of Putney Bridge with the choirs of: All Saints' Fulham, St Luke's Chelsea, St Martin in the Fields Westminster. Music: Tallis 'Miserere', Jackson in G, Finzi 'Lo the Full Final Sacrifice'

28 - 31 July 2016 : Manchester Cathedral
The choir will be singing the services in Manchester Cathedral.

26 June 2016 5pm : Three Choirs Evensong
St Luke\\\'s will be joined by the choirs of All Saints, Fulham and St Martin-in-the-Field in a joint Evensong at St Luke\\\'s. Music includes I was Glad - Hubert Parry Magnificat Sexti Toni - Tomás Luis de Victoria Nunc Dimittis (1914) Herbert Norman Howells Priiditye Poklonimsya - Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff,

23 March 2016 9pm : Compline
St Luke's choir will sing Compline for Holy Week.

13 - 14 February 2016 : Lichfield Cathedral
The Choir will be singing the weekend services in Lichfield Cathedral

Tuesday 26 January 2016 7.30pm : Spem in Alium by Candlelight
St Luke's Choir will join with the choirs of All Saints, Fulham and St Martin in the Fields for a concert at St Martin in the Field. Music will include David Bednall's Lux Orta and Thomas Tallis's 40-part anthem Spem in Alium. Tickets can be bought online http://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/choir/spem-in-alium or from the box office at St Martin in the Fields.

20 December 2015 6.30pm : Carol Service
Join us for our annual Nine Lessons and Carols

29 November 2015 6.30pm : Advent Carol Service
Music and Readings by Candlelight

27 November 2015 : St Luke's Carol Competition
Congratulations to St Luke's choir member Lucia Carini whose composition "A Spotless Rose" has won the 2015 St Luke's Carol Competition. It's debut performance will be at the Carol Service on 20 December 2015.

27 September 2015 6pm : Three Choirs Evensong
St Luke's join the choirs of All Saints, Fulham and St Martin-in-the-Field at All Saints, Fulham Church for Evensong.

24-27 July 2015 : Choir Tour to Berlin
Berlin 2015 witnessed the Choir of St Luke’s singing 30 different choral pieces, the début of SLCRC (St Luke’s Chelsea Recorder Club), and a kaleidoscope of organ sounds engineered by Rupert Jeffcoat on the instruments of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church (at the heart of former West Berlin) and the Cathedral (at the heart of former East Berlin). Four Acts of Worship, two Eucharists, Vespers, and a concert were attended by over a thousand people in total. Participation within the Lutheran liturgy proved challenging but richly rewarding, and our clerical and lay hosts at both venues were gracious and hospitable. Indeed, we were made to feel welcome and valued throughout our stay, both by the Church and by ‘Berliners’ as a whole. A choir of thirty gave voice to polyphonic music spanning five centuries by British, French, Russian, Canadian, and Icelandic composers sung in English, German, Old Church Slavonic, Greek, and Latin. John Sheppard wrote the earliest music and Rupert Jeffcoat the latest (a setting of In manus tuas, written especially for performance on this tour).

14-15 February 2015 : Gloucester Cathedral
The Choir will be singing the services in Gloucester Cathedral on Saturday 14 February 2015 and Sunday 15 February 2015.

Sun 21 Dec 2014 Evening : Christmas Carol Service
Christmas carols and readings.

21 December 2014 : St Luke's Carol Competition
Congratulations to Jonathan Wikeley, whose carol "Rocking" won the 2014 St Luke's Carol Competition. It will be performed at the Carol Service at St Luke's on 21 December 2014.

20 December 2014 : Pub Carol Singing for WLCHC
Members of the choir visited some of the Chelsea pubs to raise money for the West London Churches Homeless Concern.

Sun 30 Nov 2014 Evening : Advent Carol Service
The traditional collection of carols for Advent, beginning the progress up to Christmas.

Sat 25 Oct 2014 : Highway to Dhampus - Heartland prize
The movie Highway to Dhampus (see premiere of 18 Oct 2014) is the "Best Premiere Award Winner, Narrative Feature" at the 2014 Heartland Film Festival in Indiana. -- -- So we hope that means it will attract a distributor so it makes it out to cinemas.

Sat 18 Oct 2014 17:15 : Highway to Dhampus movie World premiere
Sat 18 Oct 5:15 PM, screen 11 @ AMC Castleton Square, Indianapolis, just off Interstate 465: World premiere of the film Highway to Dhampus from Fiftyfilms, Director & Writer Rick McFarland, Producer John de Blas Williams. Scenes for this movie were filmed in St Luke's Chelsea on 31 Mar 2012 with the choir singing on camera. Apparently "The film contains some mature themes". Movie Trailer: http://www.highwaytodhampus.com/ Story Background: http://heartlandfilm.org/highway-dhampus-interview-2014-heartland-film-festival-world-premiere/

Thu 16 Oct 2014 : A Cause for Caroling on CD
Jeremy Summerly's very entertaining series of ten 10 minute episodes about the history of Christmas Carols in England is released as a BBC Audiobook on CD (now quaintly called BBC Physical Audio). -- -- The series was originally broadcast on Radio 4 last Christmas and included excerpts sung by St Luke's choir for the obscure otherwise unrecorded music.

24 July to 27 July 2014 : York Minster
The Choir will be singing the services in York Minster between Thursday 24 July 2014 and Sunday 27 July 2014. Find out more by visiting http://www.yorkminster.org/home.html

22 - 23 February 2014 : Worcester Cathedral
The Choir sang a weekend of services in Worcester Cathedral.

6th December 2013 : St Luke's Carol Competition
Congratulations to choir member Dennis Cook, whose carol "Under the Stars" won the first ever St Luke's Choir Christmas Carol Competition. It will be performed as part of the Christmas Carol Service on 22nd December.

Sun 01 Dec 2013 6:30pm : St Lukes Advent Carol Service
St Lukes Advent Carol Service. From Darkness to Light.

Sat 23 Nov 2013, 7pm St Lukes. : Messiah performance - West London Churches Homeless Concern
A charity Messiah performance with 100 singers, a full orchestra and professional soloists. St Lukes Chelsea, 7pm Sat 23 Nov 2013.

25 - 28 July 2013 : Tour to Truro Cathedral
The Choir sang five services in Truro Cathedral.

Sat 16 and Sun 17 Feb 2013 : Tour to Chester Cathedral
The choir sang the weekend services at Chester Cathedral.

Sat 20th October 2012, 19:30 : Choral Spectacular - The Chelsea Festival
The choir of St Luke\'s performed the closing concert in The Chelsea Festival, combining with local instrumentalists to form the Chelsea Festival Chorus and Orchestra. Jeremy Summerly conducted the Vivaldi Gloria and Faure’s Requiem.

26-29 July 2012 : Liverpool Cathedral
The choir sang four days of services in Liverpool Cathedral.

18-19 Feb 2012 : Birmingham Cathedral
The choir sang the weekend services at Birmingham cathedral.

19th Dec, 7pm : Mayor of London’s Carols at Southwark Cathedral
This year’s Mayor’s Carol Service at Southwark Cathedral will focus on volunteering and the young people who have made a positive contribution to their local communities. City Year London volunteers aged 18-25 have been invited to the service to give readings, while volunteer choirs, The Choir of St Luke’s, Chelsea and the London Ambulance Service’s choir, The LA singers, will perform. http://www.london.gov.uk/event-meeting/2011/dec/mayors-christmas-carol-service

Sunday 18th Dec 2011 at 18:30 : Christmas Carol Service
Christmas Carols a week before Christmas. - Note the service starts at 6:30pm, much later than the usual Sunday evensong service.

Sunday 27th Nov 2011 at 18:30 : Advent Carol Service
Advent Carols for the First Sunday of Advent, the start of a new church year and 4 weeks exactly before Christmas Day on Sun 25th Dec 2011. - Note the service starts at 6:30pm, much later than the usual Sunday evensong service.

Saturday 15th October, 19:30 : St Luke's Choir Concert
St Luke's Choir will be performing a concert of works by Bernstein, Rachmaninov, Kedrov, Dufay and Palestrina to launch the October Arts Festival 2011. Tickets Ł6 on the door.

15 - 31 October : Arts Festival at St Luke's & Christ Church
This autumn we are reviving an Arts Festival during a two week period in October. Starting on Saturday, October 15th with a concert by St Luke’s Choir, the fortnight will include a plethora of organ concerts at Christ Church, free tours of both churches, a free tour of St Luke’s Gardens and special priced lunches at our new Café Portico. All tickets for other events are available on the door.
Please Download the flyer for more details.

8th September 2011 : Christian Aid Quiz
St Luke's quiz team once more took home the trophy in the annual Christian Aid quiz, by a healthy winning margin. Yay!

28th-31st July 2011 : Choir Tour to Tewkesbury Abbey
The Choir sang four days of services in Tewkesbury Abbey.

23rd July 2011, 6pm : Jonny Leonard Memorial Concert
An evening concert dedicated to the memory of our friend and director of music at St Luke's, Jonny. Performed by past and present members of St Luke's Church Choir and conducted by Jeremy Summerly. The concert will include some of Jonny's favourite music. Free entry, retiring collection. Please contact Henry Jestico (henryjestico@hotmail.com) for more information.

19th-20th February 2011 : Choir Tour to Peterborough Cathedral
The Choir sang a weekend of services in Peterborough Cathedral.

July 2010 : Chichester Cathedral
The Choir sang four days of services in Chichester Cathedral.

Friday 16th July, 12 noon : Memorial Service at St Luke's
A memorial service for Jonathan Leonard, our Director of Music. This was the London memorial service, following the service in Bristol Cathedral on 28th June.

Monday 28th June, 2pm : Jonny's Memorial Service, Bristol Cathedral
A memorial service was held for our Director of Music, Jonathan Leonard, who tragically died earlier this month.

27-28 February, 2010 : St. George's Chapel, Windsor
The choir sang all four weekend services in this prestigious building.

12 December, 2009 : Handel's Messiah
The Choir performed the complete oratorio in St Luke's Church with a professional orchestra and soloists.

July 2009 : Lincoln Cathedral
The choir sang services for four days in Lincoln Cathedral.

February 2009 : Durham Cathedral
The choir sang a weekend of services in Durham Cathedral.

July 2008 : Exeter Cathedral
The Choir sang three days of services in Exeter Cathedral.

February 2008 : Canterbury Cathedral
The choir sang a weekend of services in Canterbury Cathedral.

July 2007 : Norwich Cathedral
The Choir sang a weekend of services in Norwich Cathedral.

February 2007 : Winchester Cathedral
The choir sang a weekend of services in Winchester Cathedral.

   
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