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Just because Covid restrictions prevented rehearsals and concerts, that did not mean the singing stopped.

The Stay At Home Choir is an online virtual choir founded by our previous Musical Director - Jamie Wright and visiting conductor Tori Longdon 

This is open to anyone. Visit the stayathomechoir website to register and participate.

Many projects include webinars where you can meet the pro singers and sometimes the composer as well!

Stay At Home Choir won a Royal Philharmonic Society Inspiration Award.

In 2022 The Royal Academy of Music announced the year's Honours. Associate Honours (ARAMs) have been conferred on Jamie Wright and Tori Longdon


The first project was Vivaldi's Gloria with players of the RPO 
243 individuals took part. See the final performance here

The second project was a collaboration with The King's Singers performing Bob Chilcott's arrangement of Billy Joel's "And So It Goes".
732 singers from 52 countries + 6 KS took part. See the final performance here

The third project was a collaboration with The Sixteen performing "O Radiant Dawn" from The Strathclyde Motets by James MacMillan. See the final performance here 

The fourth project was a colloboration with The Swingles, 37 Swingle Alumni and over 1000 singers performing Marvin Gaye's "You're All That I Need To Get By".  See the final performance here

The fifth project the "Scenes of Sanctuary" challenge featuring "Adiemus" by Sir Karl. Almost 4000 singers.
Karl explains the origins of the piece here. See the final performance here

The sixth project featured five movements from The Armed Man by Sir Karl Jenkins. This premiered on Classic fm and can be seen here

The seventh project was a collaboration with VOCES8 featuring "Caledonia" by Dougie MacLean. See the final performance with more than 4300 singers here

The eighth mini project featured the "Ode to Joy" from Beethoven's nineth symphony, part of his 250th birthday celebrations, Marin Alsop, a new text by Tracy K. Smith and  the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra. See the final performance here.

The Christmas projects included Hark the Herald Angels Sing and John Rutter's Star Carol.

The first project of 2021 was Sogno di Volare by Christopher Tin. See 3600 singers perform it here.

Project 11 was another collaboration withThe King's Singers again, this time singing Christine McVie’s emotive ‘Songbird’ lovingly arranged by the King’s Singers own Nick Ashby. See 1400 singers perform it here.

Project 12 featured Locus Iste a new composition by Gareth Malone. See the final performance here.

Project 13 - The Global Ode to Joy. See Marin Alsop interviewed and the final performance here.

Project 14 - The Album Project 1 was an audio only project that included Miserere by Gregori Allegri, Amabile Alleluia by Sarah Quartel, Nimrod by Edward Elgar, Arise Beloved by Rosephanye Powell and Abendlied by Josef Rheinberger.

Project 15 - Rimanti in pace with I Fagiolini. See the final performance here.

Project 16 - "Home" a new original song in collaboration with The Swingles. 7 Swingles & 1360 singers produced this final performance here.

Project 17 - Morten Lauridsen's O Magnum Mysterium. See it here.

Project 18 - 2022 began with Vuelie with Frode Fjellheim. See the result here.

Project 19 - Handel's Zadok the Priest in collaboration with Choral Space in Berlin with Simon Carrington. See the final performance here.

Project 20 - Notes For Our World with Gareth Malone. This is currently in post production.

Project 21 - The Album Project II was another audio only project which included I Was Glad - Parry, My Luve is Like a Red Red Rose -  Erik Esenvalds, Ofulu Lorere - Osvaldo Lacerda and others.

Project 22 - One World with Sir Karl Jenkins. This work received its World Premiere in Austria at the UNESCO Concert for Peace 2023 at the Brucknerhaus Linz on Sunday 19 November 2023. You can watch the performance here.

Project 23 - The Polyphony Project with The Gesualdo 6. See the result here.

Project 24 - Live at Christmas 2022. The project culminated in the first in-person performance in London.

Project 25 - 2023 began with another collaboration with Christopher Tin singing Baba Yeti. See the final 3D video here.

Project 26 - The Album Project III was another audio only project which included Cantique de Jean Racine - Fauré, Sing to the Moon- Laura Mvula, O Fortuna - Orff, Vse Upovaniie Moie - Hanna Havrylets & The Owl - Toby Young.

Project 27 - Bach - Komm, Jesu, komm was a mixed Video/Audio project. See the final video here.

Project 28 - Joy To The World started the Christmas season for 2023.

Project 29 - Live at Christmas 2023. The second in-person concert at St Giles in the Fields.

Project 30 - 2024 began with the Opera project Brindisi Chorus from La Traviata - live now.


Gareth Malone of the Great British Home Chorus featured the SAHC twice:

Interview with Tori Longdon      and      Warming up in Jamie's inimitable style!