Londinium is a dynamic London-based chamber choir which particularly specializes in the performance of unusual a cappella repertoire, ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Since its debut in November 2005, this versatile group has been noted for its “fine line and clear sound” and “lovely transparency of texture” (Robert Hugill, Music and Vision) and its innovative programming of rarely performed works, such as Palestrina’s Missa Tu es Petrus, Liszt’s Missa Choralis, Hubert Parry’s Songs of Farewell, Schoenberg’s Friede auf Erden and, most recently, Mäntyjärvi’s Canticum Calamitatis Maritimae, Vasks’ Māte Saule and Pizzetti’s Requiem. Londinium has been praised for its performances of contemporary repertoire: composer Cecilia McDowall found the choir’s sound “just gorgeous – both luscious and true”, and Eric Whitacre commended Londinium for “One of the most beautiful performances of Sleep I have ever heard”. In May 2010 Londinium featured in the Classical Brit Awards at the Royal Albert Hall as the chorus in live performances by Bryn Terfel and Rolando Villazón. The ensemble has performed at the British Library and Cliveden House, and for Special Olympics Great Britain. In May 2011 Londinium provided the music at a fabulous gala dinner for the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation to celebrate the artist’s 80th birthday. In June 2011 Londinium gave the world premiere of Jessica Curry’s Perpetual Light: Requiem for an Unscorched Earth.