Adoramus Choir and Orchestra has a history of providing creative, entertaining programmes using music from a wide spectrum of genres, guaranteed to appeal to a broad variety of tastes. Many of our concerts include visual material to accompany the music, bringing an extra dimension to well-loved classics as well as to more contemporary material. Concerts are often compèred in an informative, humorous and thought provoking way that helps engage the audience in the whole evening.
The Hymn “I Will Sing the Wondrous Story” sung at the recent Adoramus Remembers concert.
Adoramus is based in North London, close to the M25, and rehearses at Christchurch Cockfosters. As a Christian organisation, we aspire to be a “musical missional community”, supporting and encouraging one another and striving for musical excellence.
The choir consists of around 70 singers, many of whom take on extra roles in order to make this community work as efficiently as possible: publicity, graphic design, library, finance, ticket sales, catering, to name a few. The orchestra are professional musicians or music students who share our faith and love of music.
The choir and orchestra are led by music director David Hooke, whose vision, commitment and expertise have made Adoramus a unique experience for singers, orchestral musicians and listeners alike.
Over the years Adoramus has performed in a great variety of cities, concert halls and churches. Christmas concerts at the old Lee Valley Leisure Centre were broadcast and generated audiences of up to 1000.
In more recent years we have performed in Watford’s Colosseum, and the Abbey and Arena in St. Albans, generating audiences of between 400 and 900. Adoramus also has smaller ensembles that enable us to take our music making to audiences in smaller venues.
While many performances take place in Britain, Adoramus has given concert series in Northern Italy on four occasions, in Normandy we have given two and most recently a smaller ensemble performed in Turkey in the Ataturk Congress Centre, in a hall larger than the Festival Hall.
"Normally three separate concerts don’t include such a wide variety of different styles. In my 14 years as pastor in Torre Pellice I have never attended such a wonderful concert – neither have I been so moved by a concert."Pastor Bruno Rostagno, Torre Pellice (Italy)