Mosaic Choir

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Mosaic Choir enjoys both Orthodox liturgical music from different traditions and folk music from many lands. The choir is a mosaic of Orthodox people in the UK, with people from several nationalities and backgrounds. We have been singing together for many years now, originally getting together through the Youth Festival, but now covering an even wider group.

We perform across the UK and abroad, usually by invitation, to raise awareness of the Orthodox Fellowship of St John the Baptist, and also as a fundraising opportunity. We can even sing at services, if people invite us with enough notice. The photo above was taken in July 2014 during the Fellowship conference on ‘Music in Orthodox Worship’.

This year, 2019, we also hope to make a CD of some of our music, which you will be able to purchase.

To find out more about the choir, how to join, and about our performances, email us at orthodoxyouthuk@gmail.com with your details.  Our music files are stored on Dropbox, and rehearsals are currently Thursday or Friday evenings in Central London.

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Visit our YouTube Channel and hear us sing!

2019 Performances or Services (updated through the year)

  • 10 January, Archdiocese of Thyateira, Bayswater: selection of Greek carols for New Year, St Basil and Theophany
  • 2 February, Parish of St Demetrios, Edmonton: performance of liturgical and folk music as part of the Fellowship study weekend
  • 10 February, Parish of St Peter and St Paul, Clapham: performance at the annual Parish sale and social event
  • 3 March, Parish of St Helen of Colchester: Liturgy, relaunch of fundraising appeal
  • 8 April, the Queen’s Gallery, London: small group will sing a selection of Russian music for Russia, Royalty and the Romanovs exhibition
  • 2 May, Oxford: workshop with Oxford Orthodox Students Society
  • 10 May, Community Church Putney: small group will sing as part of Anna Conomos’ storytelling, Anglo-Saxon Saints: Kings, Queens and Cowherds
  • 18 May, Cathedral of St Andrew, Kentish Town: Liturgy
  • December: Christmas concert

Past Performances

2018

  • 7 December, Church of Corpus Christi, Covent Garden: Christmas fundraising concert
  • 10 December, Church of St Ethelburga, City of Lonodn: small group sing as part of booklaunch of Chronicles of Seraphim-Diviyevo Monastery
  • 13 December, Putney train station: fundraising carolling
  • 16 December, Parish of St Demetrios, Edmonton: fundraising carolling

2017

  • 2 March, Cathedral of the Mother of God, Wood Green: fundraising concert for Paradise 4 Kids
  • 10 December, Cathedral of St Andrew, Kentish Town: Christmas fundraising concert

2016

  • 22 October, Parish of St John the Baptist and St Alban, Luton: concert as part of Nepsis weekend
  • 29 October, Parish of All Saints of Lincolnshire, Lincoln: Vespers and concert
  • 30 October, HMP Lincoln: service for prisoners
  • 19 November, Church of St Sava, Lancaster Gate: Memorial service as part of the Conference in memory of Metropolitan Anthony (Bloom) of Sourozh
  • 16 December, Cathedral of St Andrew, Kentish Town: Christmas fundraising concert

2015

  • 31 October, Church of St Giles, Cambridge: fundraising concert for Mull Monastery
  • 13 December, Church of Corpus Christi, Covent Garden, Christmas fundraising concert

2014

  • 17 January, Society of Antiquaries, Piccadilly: performance at the annual Vasilopitta Party at the invitation of the Friends of Mount Athos
  • 15 February, Lee House, Wimbledon: concert for residents, by invitation of Margaret Stevens
  • 22 February, Parish of St Nicholas, Amsterdam: workshop and concert
  • 27 April, Parish of the Transfiguration, Winchester: Liturgy and concert
  • 24-26 May, Paris: visit and singing with Chorale Saint Martin
  • 5 July, High Leigh Conference Centre, Hertfordshire: concert as part of Fellowship summer conference
  • September, Old Library, Clapham: performance as part of memorial event
  • 9 November, Cathedral of St Sophia, Bayswater: joint concert with the Chorale Saint Martin
  • 11 November, Guild Church of St Martin, City of London: joint concert with the Chorale Saint Martin for the Feast of St Martin of Tours
  • 7 December, Parish of St Anthony and St John the Baptist, Holloway: Christmas concert

2013

  • 15 January, Society of Antiquaries, Piccadilly: performance at the annual Vasilopitta Party at the invitation of the Friends of Mount Athos
  • 24 March, Parish of St Peter and St Paul, Clapham: concert
  • 20 July, Church of the Twelve Apostles, Hatfield: wedding of Alexia and Christos Papalexandrakou
  • 5 October, Church of the Annunciation and Holy Trinity, Oxford: wedding of Anna and Emmanuel Wedlock
  • 30 November, Parish of the Dormition, Holborn: A Winter Journey winter concert
  • 13 December, Chapel of King’s College London: fundraising Christmas concert

2012

  • 6 May, Parish of St John of Kronstadt, Bath: fundraising concert
  • 27 May, Parish of St Nectarios, Battersea: fundraising concert
  • August, Tour of Montengro: Mosaic’s first tour! We sang in Podgorica and Niksic, alongside performances in monasteries.
  • 22 November, Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, London: performance for the students and teachers of the Art School
  • 9 December, Parish of St John the Baptist and St Alban, Luton: concert

2011

  • 26 March, Cathedral of St George, Regent’s Park: fundraising concert

2010

  • 20 November, Holy Sepulchre Church, Northampton: joint concert with children from Maramures in Romania, at the invitation of St Anne’s Orthodox Parish