Our meetings, which last two hours with a refreshment break, begin at 6.30 and take place at St Michael’s Cornhill in the City of London.  The Club welcomes singers of all voices either as regular members or occasional visitors. Music is available to borrow, although members are encouraged to purchase their own copies. We sing for our own enjoyment and education and do not give public performances.


Visitors are invited to come along to any one meeting as a guest of the Club.  A first visit is free and we ask visitors to pay £8 towards the cost of running the club for each subsequent visit.  An annual subscription costs £50. See our Programme Page for full details of what we will be singing. 


Our Music Links page takes you straight to versions of the music we will be singing and is regularly updated.


Full details are on our programme page.

Programme for 2017/18 Session

About LMMC

contact information

Link to programme leaflet


To download our programme leaflet in Word click  here or in pdf format, click here.

The London Motet and Madrigal Club was founded in 1942 at the City Lit., and its inaugural meeting was attended by 36 people - 15 men and 21 ladies.  Over the years we have sung music written during the Golden Age of English Music (broadly 1525 - 1625) but the range has included Dunstable motets (c1430) and nineteenth and twentieth (but not yet twenty-first) century music.


The club does not generally give public performances, but these have occurred from time to time in the past, particularly at Festivals of British Music.  In recent years a summer visit has been made, often to a church or stately home associated with a famous composer. A New Year’s party is also held, combining Anthems and Carols at a local church, a lunch and then some seasonal Madrigals. Major anniversaries have also been commemorated: 2007's focus on the music of Thomas Tallis (1505 - 1585) was a good example.  On our page devoted to the History of the Club we intend to review our history in more detail, basing it on the publication The London Motet & Madrigal Club 1942-2002, a few copies of which are still available.

For further information please email Michael Woods, our Hon Secretary and webmaster at londonmotetandmadrigalclub@gmail.com.

If you prefer to telephone - call or text 07557 216579.

This website was first created by Michael Woods on 16 September 2005 - over eleven years ago.

It was updated and transferred to iWeb on 2 May 2011 by Chris Woods.

The site was last modified on  24 September 2017.

If you have any questions or comments about the club or this website please contact us at londonmotetandmadrigalclub@gmail.com

on bbc radio three’s ‘the choir’

sunday 2 february 2014

Two years ago we were featured on this programme and a screen shot of the BBC’s website linking it to ours is below. Hopefully we’ll get plenty of new members ...

PROGRAMME FOR OUR 75th ANNIVERSARY SEASON 2017-18

DIRECTIONS


We sing at St Michael’s Church, Cornhill, London EC3V 9DS.  We meet in the Vestry Room at the back of the church (on the right hand side facing the altar) and sometimes sing in the church itself.  The nearest tube station is Bank (served by the Central and Northern lines, the Waterloo and City until 18:30 on Saturdays, and the DLR) and Monument (served by the Circle and District lines) is a short distance away. Mansion House, Moorgate and Liverpool Street are all within walking distance. Buses 8, 11, 21, 23, 25, 26, 43, 76, 133, 141, 242, 388 serve local stops.


The church is on the right-hand side of Cornhill going east from the Royal Exchange towards Gracechurch Street. Parking on Saturdays can be found in Lombard Street, Birchin Lane and George Yard, although do beware of road works and closures. The  church has access for wheelchair users. 


The main church door is open on meeting Saturdays from about 6:15 until 6:35.  After that time - and for level access at any time - walk  down St Michael's Alley on the right of the church until you come to The Jamaica Inn on the left (the first Coffee House in London) and turn left.  This takes you past part of the old churchyard and towards the rear entrance of The Cross Keys pub.  Just before you get to the pub, there is a

gate on your left - push this hard - and once through that, the vestry door is on the right - and you may be able to hear some singing! If you can’t find your way in text us at 07557 216579. See our How to Find Us page for directions.


Meetings will be held on Saturdays (at 6:30) on  21 October, 18 November and 16 December.

Dates for 2018 are: New Year Party 6 January, 27 January, 17 February, 17 March, 21 April, 19 May, 16 June, 7 July.


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VISITS AND WORKSHOPS


Our last summer visit took place on Saturday 10 September 2016.  We sang at St Mary’s, Saffron Walden and Audley End House. We’re planning a workshop f or Saturday 30 September  2017, in London - see above.

LONDON MOTET AND MADRIGAL CLUB

NEW YEAR PARTY


We held our last New Year Party on Saturday 7 January 2017. Details in Word are here and pdf here. The quiz can be found here and the answers here. Our date for 2018 is 6 January.

BYRD WORKSHOP SATURDAY 30 SEPTEMBER AT 2PM


COME AND SING PASSIONATE MUSIC BY (ARGUABLY) EUROPE’S GREATEST

SIXTEENTH-CENTURY COMPOSER - THE FAVOURITE MUSICIAN OF SEVERAL MONARCHS - WILLIAM BYRD (1539-1623)



BOOKINGS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THIS EVENT. DETAILS ARE HERE. Bookings should be made via

www.ticketsource.co.uk/london-motet-and-madrigal-clubThe cost  will be £12 per person to include refreshments  and a free download of the music is available HERE. If you would like a printed copy of the music, that will cost only £4 but must be pre-ordered.