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 currently 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 being updated.

Full details are on our programme page.

Programme for 2019/20 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 Chairman 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 26 September 2005 - fourteen years ago.

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

The site was last modified on 22 June 2020.

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

Five 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 ...



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. Look for the exit marked Cornhill. 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.


Our meetings which were due to be on Saturdays from March to July have all been cancelled. When we get permission to resume we’ll post details here.




We organised an afternoon singing event  called The English Soul featuring music by two of England’s greatest composers, William Byrd and Henry Purcell on Saturday 28 September from 2-5pm at St Michael’s. It was a great success!



Our 2020 New Year Party was held on 4 January 2020.