East London Evensong Choir brings singers together to present
quality services of Choral Evensong in London's East End.
East London Evensong Choir was founded in 2016 by its musical director Jonathan Pease. Our aim is to harness the wealth of musical talent in East London and use this to promote and enable choral worship of the highest standard in London's East End.
Initially resident at Christ Church Isle of Dogs, where Jonathan was then organist, the choir now enjoys a busy life of its own, visiting Parish Churches across East London: a practice described as
"hit-and-run Evensong" by the Dean of Chelmsford Cathedral. In addition, "ELEC" makes regular visits to major churches and cathedrals during choir holidays.
Although, as the name suggests, our membership is largely drawn from East London, it also includes singers from across London, the home counties, and even beyond. Many of our singers are attracted by the opportunity to immerse themselves in a style of music which has fallen out of fashion in many churches; not to mention the low commitment, high quality ethos of the choir.
Alongside the many gems of the English Choral Tradition, we make a point of exploring European and American sacred music, and even some appropriate secular repertoire.
Curious? Check out our Future Dates page for opportunities to see the choir in action.