Floreat

L-R Catharine Robertson, William Nicholson, Gilly French, Helen Prentice, Iain Butler, Fiona Sharp, Kevin Walsh, Nick Dykes

Catharine Robertson, William Nicholson, Gilly French, Helen Prentice, Iain Butler, Fiona Sharp, Kevin Walsh, Nick Dykes

Floreat is a vocal ensemble – usually but not always an octet – originating from and associated with the main choir.  Directed by Gilly French, the a capella group performs without a conductor.

History

A smaller group of us have since 2008 sung the termly services of Choral Eucharist at St John’s Smith Square.  As we became used to singing together, we started to incorporate one or two items for a smaller ensemble into Cantandum concerts.

In 2016 we decided to start giving occasional ensemble-only concerts and, in order to avoid any confusion that might arise from there being two groups of the same name, re-launched ourselves as Floreat.

Our inaugural concert took place in October 2016 at Westminster Abbey Chapter House.