Monday 22 June 2015

Wren Choral Marathon - Saturday 27 June, 8.00am - 12.00am

The City of London is unique in having such a large and wonderful body of churches produced by a single architect – Sir Christopher Wren. Our Choral Marathon gives you the chance to hear concerts by 17 different choirs in 17 Wren churches in a single day, starting at 8am and concluding with a midnight Vespers; a fantastic opportunity to spend time indulging in great architecture and wonderful music in as many Wren churches as you can manage in a day.
St Margarets Lothbury

The City of London has a plenitude of riches in the form of its incredible Wren Churches. Not only are they wonderful buildings but also extraordinary venues for choral music. This grand showcase of exceptional buildings combined with outstanding performances, not only celebrates the genius of Britain’s best-loved architect Wren, but of choral life in London.
The concerts will feature a wide array of ensembles including professional, amateur and children’s choirs, performing a broad range of musical styles – medieval, classical, contemporary, gospel and jazz. The performances will each last 45 minutes, with 15 minutes given for you to travel to the next venue.
Keep checking back on this page to discover which choirs will be performing and when, and what you could stand to win if you take on the Wren Choral Marathon by watching all 17 performances with us!
Can you take on the #wrenathon? The Festival dares you to try and witness all 17 concerts. If you complete this challenging church quest you could stand the chance of winning a very special prize. To take part, our amazing Festival stewards will be available to stamp your programme at each church. Once you have received stamps for all 17 churches, hand over your contact details and show your stamped programme to a specified steward at the end of the day. Your name will be added to a prize draw for your chance to win a very special prize!
For more details on the Churches please follow the links below.
8am - National Youth Chamber Choir of Great Britain
St Michael Cornhill
St Michael Cornhill
9am - House Praise London
St Margaret Lothbury
10am - GSMD Junior Chamber Choir
St Lawrence Jewry
St Lawrence Jewry
11am - London Gay Men's Chorus
St Michael Paternoster Royal
12pm - Micappella
St Magnus the Martyr
1pm - Morris Folk Choir
St Vedast alias Foster
2pm - London Soul Choir
St Andrew Holborn
3pm - London Youth Choir
St Martin Ludgate
5pm - Evensong
St Paul's Cathedral
6pm - United Harmony
St Clement Eastcheap
7pm - City Chamber Choir
St James Garlickhythe
8pm - In The Smoke
St Mary-at-Hill
9pm - The Minerva Consort
St Margaret Pattens
10pm - Constanza Chorus
St Mary-le-Bow
11pm - Collegium
St Mary Aldermary
12am - Khoros
St Stephen Walbrook