ABOUT US

Founded in 2012 as the choir of St Cyprian's Church, Clarence Gate, the St Cyprian's Singers primarily consist of alumni choral scholars from university chapel choirs.

SING WITH US

We are always seeking to recruit experienced choral singers with a passion for church music and a high level of sight-reading ability.

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SUPPORT US

Funding the choir's busy schedule of activities both within and outside the church is a constant challenge. Support us now by joining our Friends scheme.

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THIS WEEK AT ST CYPRIAN'S

Sunday 3rd October at 10.30am
Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity
PARISH MASS
 

Missa Brevis - Dove
Ubi caritas - Durufle
Our first ever Hymnathon is raising money for the purchase of robes for our wonderful choir of talented volunteer singers and all funds donated through this page will be allocated to this appeal.

How to contribute...

Donations should be made via our official JustGiving page:

www.justgiving.com/campaign/stcyprianshymnathon

Simply click on the 'give now' button and enter the amount you wish to donate. After then clicking continue you will have the option to add a message - it is here where you should let us know the hymn you would like to sponsor with your donation.
 
Once our campaign is over a leaderboard will be produced and the top 20 hymns sung at a special event at St Cyprian's on Saturday 23rd October - so the more you give the higher the chance of your chosen hymn making the top 20!

ADVANCE NOTICE
Sponsored Hymnathon
 

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ABOUT THE ST CYPRIAN'S SINGERS

Primarily consisting of alumni choral scholars from British university chapel choirs, the St Cyprian's Singers were founded by Philip de Grouchy and Julian Collings in 2012 as the choir of St Cyprian's Church, Clarence Gate in London. Now one of the leading mixed voiced church choirs in the city, the main focus of the choir’s work is to provide music at the regular choral mass on Sundays and at special services throughout the year. The annual carol services and St Cyprian's day Mass are particular highlights, as are the choir's seasonal concerts. The vast majority of music for these services is drawn from the Anglican cathedral tradition - please click here to view the latest music list.

 

Since its inception, the choir has developed a busy schedule of external engagements and is regularly invited to perform as part of festivals and concert series throughout the UK and overseas. Recent appearances have included the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music, the Brandenburg Choral Festival, and the City of London Festival, as well as tours to Seville (2014), New York City (2015), the Netherlands (2016), Massachusetts (2017) and Estonia (2019). The choir also undertakes at least one cathedral visit every year, recently singing in York, Portsmouth, Lincoln and Gloucester.

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JULIAN COLLINGS - DIRECTOR OF MUSIC

Julian was educated as an organ scholar at Tonbridge School in Kent, before winning an organ scholarship to Christ’s College, Cambridge in 1999, studying under Thomas Trotter and David Sanger.

​He is currently Director of Music at St Cyprian's Church, Clarence Gate, a post which he combines with a busy freelance performing schedule. Much in demand as a choral director, he conducts numerous choirs in London and is founding musical director of the much acclaimed Arcubus Ensemble.

As an organ recitalist he has performed extensively both in the UK and overseas as well as broadcasting for BBC radio and television. As organist with Svyati Duo, he regularly collaborates with cellist, Rebecca Hepplewhite, performing concerts in the UK, Europe, Asia and the United States of America. The duo also have two critically acclaimed recordings on the Regent Records label to their name with a third disc due for release in 2021.

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