Although Homerton does not have a chapel, the Charter Choir sings a weekly Choral Evensong on Tuesdays at 6.30pm during term time (held at St John the Evangelist, Hills Road), and there are also occasional other weekend and weekday commitments, including cathedral visits, a Carol Service, and a Choral Eucharist on Ash Wednesday.
The Charter Choir sings in the end-of-term concerts, organised by the Homerton College Music Society, and also also plays an important part in the College’s wider community life, including singing at the main annual feast, the Charter Dinner. Past members of the choir are regularly invited back for reunion events. The most recent of these was for the 10th anniversary of Homerton’s Royal Charter, in March 2020.
Each year the Charter Choir leaves the shores of the UK for an international tour (the public health situation notwithstanding). These are always a balance of hard work and great fun. Tours are generously subsidised by the College. Choral Scholars are expected - while volunteers are encouraged - to attend.
If Ye Love Me (Thomas Tallis) - recorded in December 2012 in the Great Hall at Homerton.
Os Justi (Anton Bruckner) - recorded live in the parish church of Cabris (Alpes-Maritimes), France, in August 2015.
Coelos Ascendit (Charles Villiers Stanford) - recorded live in the Temple protestant, Antibes (Alpes-Maritimes), France, in August 2015.
Usquequo, Domine (Francisco Guerrero) - recorded live from Evensong at Canterbury Cathedral in February 2016.
Highlights from the final Evensong of 2016-17 (13th June 2017) - Leighton Responses, Stanford's Psalm 150, Leighton's Second Service, Bairstow's Blessed City, Heavenly Salem, and the hymn, 'Guide me, O thou great redeemer' with a final verse by Daniel Trocmé-Latter
Dies Sanctificatus (Coleman Chan) - recorded live at our Carol Service in November 2017
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of Creation (arr. Daniel Trocmé-Latter) - recorded live in October 2018 at the Evensong to celebrate 250 years since Homerton's foundation
O God, Our Help in Ages Past (arr. Daniel Trocmé-Latter) - recorded live at our Remembrance Eucharist, November 2018
CDs to purchase
Advent and Christmas at Homerton CD - £12 (incl. P&P)
Click here for a short sampler track of Till all the place with music ring
Audite Finem CD - £12.00 (incl. P&P)
Click here for a short sampler track of Audite Finem YouTube Livestream?