Our History

The London Pro Musica Choir was founded in 1970 as a chamber choir, organized and run by its members. LPMC was the first, and remains the oldest, unaffiliated concert choir in London with a current membership of approximately 40 singers.

Milestones in our history include winning the CBC Choral Competition Award, the recording of 9 CDs, premiering and recording many new works by Canadian composers such as Oliver Whitehead, Gerald Bales, Lydia Adams, and local musicians including Andrew Petrasiunas and Rod Culham. The choir has been led by some of Canada’s finest conductors, including Brian Jackson, Howard Dyck, Ken Fleet, Dr. Vicki St. Pierre, Dr. Charlene Pauls and Marcus Howard.

We have performed with Orchestra London/ London Symphonia many times, under the batons of Kevin Mallon, Ivars Taurins, Timothy Vernon and Uri Meyer.

Before the pandemic, LPMC had expanded its outreach program, singing in venues within as well as outside of London. The choir hs raised funds for London’s El Sistema music program for children, for a new hospice in Exeter, for church renovations at St. Mary’s United Church, Huron Shores United Church and for First St. Andrews United Church.

The choir has also initiated ongoing collaborations with many local musicians at Western, Fanshawe, the Pride Men’s Choir, and the Celtic Choir as well as with musicians from the wider musical community.

On November 25th, 2021, in our first live performance since the start of the pandemic, LPMC carried on the tradition of working with local musicians both to accompany the performance, and in using our paid Section Leads as soloists