You’ve found the website for the smaller of the Barts choirs, whose history stretches back to 1971 when the choir of Christ Church, Woburn Square, came together with an orchestra to perform The Messiah. The rest, as they say, is history. This site celebrates that history and aims to bring old friends and followers together. We hope you enjoy your visit.

Plans for Spring Term 2023


Thanks to all those – past and present – that were able to participate in the splendid celebration of 50 years, despite the weather and travel issues. It was a special night for us all.


Looking forward to rehearsals in 2023, the choir restarts on Friday 13th January at 7.00 pm in Barts-The-Less with Bizet’s Te Deum (Latin) and Brahms Requiem (German). Copies can be purchased at the rehearsal.

We welcome new members. If you enjoy singing and like an informal approach, then join our choir.  For more information, send a message via our Contact Us page.


Sunday 19th February at 2.00 pm – Come & Sing | Brahms Requiem
Monday 27th March at 7.30 pm – Easter Concert | Bizet’s Te Deum

We are 50! Come & celebrate with us


Note the earlier start time of 7 pm to allow for a reunion with members past & present

If you have any questions, please send us a message via our Contact Us page.

Come and sing… Verdi’s Requiem

Image of Giuseppe Verdi with text Verdi Requiem


at 2 PM

The Great Hall
St Bartholomew’s Hospital
West Smithfield
London EC1A 7BE
(next to The Maggie’s Centre)

Bring your own score
and enjoy an afternoon in the company of
Barts Academic Festival Choir and Orchestra
conducted by John Lumley
with Margaret Banwell as Leader

– listeners are welcome too!

• Entry is free entry but donations to
Barts Cancer Unit are most welcome •

… read more

The Great Hall is an impressive historical environment for our concerts.
Ascend the stairs and marvel at the Hogarth paintings before being seated amidst benevolence past and present.

St Pauls | Barbican | Farringdon | City Thameslink (Holborn Viaduct exit)

If you enjoy singing and like an informal approach, join our choir – we welcome new members.  For information, message us via our Contact Us page.

SAVE THE DATE – 50th Anniversary Concert
Monday 12th December, 7.30 pm in The Great Hall at Barts Hospital