This choir is considered to be one of London’s leading amateur chamber choirs. The Petros Singers’ musical director Richard Bannan is himself a well-known singer who sings in the choir of St George’s Chapel, Windsor and has performed at recent royal weddings.
They give three or four concerts each year, mainly in West London but also regularly in major venues in Central London and sometimes further afield. They perform a wide variety of music to a high standard, placing particular emphasis on vibrant and communicative singing. Repertoire is often idiosyncratic, eschewing the typical canonical works to shine a light on forgotten masterpieces and rare choral treasures.
The choir has around 35 auditioned singers. The standard is high and rising, and they take great pleasure in singing beautiful music and striving to improve our performance. Voice training is a regular feature of rehearsals, both from Musical Director Richard Bannan, and from invited guest conductors.
The Petros Singers organises regular open singing workshops led by renowned conductors or voice coaches. They offer one-to-one singing lessons with the professional tenor Peter Davoren, and also offer free bursary places to singers aged between 16-27, subject to audition. The choir rehearses every Tuesday evening during term time from 8.00 to 9.45pm in St Peter’s Church, Black Lion Lane, on the borders of Hammersmith and Chiswick (Stamford Brook or Ravenscourt Park tubes).
St Peters Church, Black Lion Ln, London W6 9BE