The London Orpheus Choir is a medium-sized, friendly and enthusiastic choir, founded in the city in 1945.
The choir performs regularly at venues across London, including St John’s Smith Square and St James’s Church, Piccadilly. The choir is a long-standing supporter of Phab, a charity helping disabled and non-disabled people of all ages to enjoy life. We perform a Christmas carol concert in aid of Phab every year.
In 2011, the choir started the London Orpheus Choir’s Young Artists’ Platform, welcoming young rising stars from London’s music colleges to perform with us. We hope to continue the project for many years to come.
Jessica Norton is Musical Director of the London Orpheus Choir, the London Concord Singers and the East London Chorus, a freelance rehearsal conductor and Associate Musical Director of Pegasus choir. Most recently she has worked with the London Symphony Chorus, Milton Keynes Chorale, the News International Choir and St Michael’s Church, Bray, having previously had repeat invitations to conduct at CBSO and LSO chorus Come and Sing Days. She has led many other choirs including the St Ives Choral Society, the Hilton Youth Choir, and was the Musical Director of Barclays Capital Choir in Canary Wharf for three years. She was also appointed Musical Director for the Barber Summer Festival Opera in 2014. As a vocal coach, she has taken sessions with Allegro Chamber Choir at St Mary’s School, Cambridge, Hallfield Primary School, Birmingham and Richmond Women’s Chorus, Virginia.
Marcus has given solo, chamber and concerto performances at major venues across London, the UK and beyond. Winner of the Trinity College of Music Trust Silver Medal for Keyboard and the first Jaques Samuel Pianos Trinity College of Music Prize, he took part in the Park Lane Group Young Artists Concert Series at the South Bank and has appeared at the Wigmore Hall, Cheltenham Festival, St Martin in the Fields, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, The South Bank and at festivals across the UK and Europe.