Musical Director: Ben Crawley
Honorary Patron: Rt.Hon. Sir Mike Penning MP
to Kings Langley Community Choir. We are an A Cappella choir with a reputation for strong melodic singing delivered through layered harmonies. The choir’s repertoire embraces a wide range of popular music - pop, gospel, folk, traditional, international and more - featuring songs such as Steeleye Span’s Gaudette, Forever Young by Bob Dylan, One Day Like This (Elbow) and the ELO's Mr Blue Sky. Some of these, can be seen and heard on YouTube.com (simply enter Kings Langley Community Choir in the You Tube search box) and a full concert performance, featuring a range of songs from our repertoire, can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/niJoNuozoEM. Others can be heard by clicking on the two songs just below.
Church of All Saints, Kings Langley, November 2016 Photo: Philip China
2018 - Tenth Anniversary
This year, 2018, is a milestone for Kings Langley Community Choir - and we are celebrating! Twenty-five members when we first formed in September 2008 has grown to over sixty. Little could we imagine when we started that we would develop into a Choir that would sing in venues such as the Palace of Westminster, the Royal Festival Hall, The Roundhouse and the Cadogan Hall, and even receive an invite from the Carnegie Hall, New York (which we unfortunately could not accept). Plus we have a fund of local annual performances.
For coaching and cajoling us to this standard we are indebted to our Musical Director, Ben Crawley (see below).
We began our tenth anniversary with the recording of our third album and our celebration events continued on 14th July with our first concert, In Concordia, at the Abbots Langley Festival. Our guest choir for the evening were Harrow Apollo Male Choir. (See our News page.)
Everything culminates on Friday, 26th October when we present an anniversary concert, To The Power Of Ten. This will be held in the Kings Langley School Auditorium, (Love Lane, WD4 9HN) and joining us will be guest band Badje. Details of these and other performances through the year can be found on the Performances page of this website.
You can also find an insight into what makes KLCC tick by tuning into a conversation between Ben Crawley and Matt Hatton of Radio Dacorum, recorded in May, that includes songs from the latest album. Right click here: https://www.mixcloud.com/radiodacorum/kings-langley-community-choir-ben-crawley-interview-on-radiodacorum/
Ben Crawley joined the choir in September 2012 and, ever since, he has developed the choir's intent to provide audiences with enjoyable familiar listening, performed with a full, rounded sound. New material is regularly introduced and rehearsed, adding to an already extensive repertoire.
Ben has been singing in choirs since the age of eight and, following graduation in music at The University of York, has been appointed to a number of choirs and choral projects in and around London. His pursuits also include session and backing singing for a variety of artists and record labels.
of the choir is open to all, from within and around Kings Langley. There is no audition, and previous singing experience or musical knowledge is not required. The primary objective is enjoyment of singing; participation in performances is optional for each member and not obligatory.
It is a sign of member's enjoyment that the choir is constantly at or near full subscription. However, we are always happy to hear from anyone interested in joining. So if you would like to experience the fun and reward of singing in a community choir please get in touch. For information about rehearsals and whom to call please see our Performances & Contacts page.
Performing at The Palace of Westminster; with our Honorary Patron,
the Rt.Hon. Sir Mike Penning MP
transform the enjoyment of rehearsal into the warmth of audience response. We entertain at Festivals, in churches and in concert and theatre arena, and often we perform in support of fundraising for charities. Take a look at our News page.
A number of events in our calendar repeat annually, a testament to the attraction of our musical style and repertoire. We also welcome invitations to entertain new audiences and present in new venues.
Please refer to our Performances & Contacts page for more information.
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