IKENS 2015 Full group
IKENS 2015 Full choir singing
IKENS 2015 Left hand side of choir
IKENS 2015 Matthew Centre Back
IKENS 2015 Nerissa and sops
IKENS 2015 Matthew Discussing

Welcome to the website of the London-based choir, the Iken Scholars.


At the end of 2021 we gave two lovely concerts at All Saints' Blackheath: one exploring music for All Saints'- and All Souls'-tide (part of a wider programme of celebrations for the All Saints' feast of title), and then a concert in December exploring Advent and Christmas themes through the eyes of the English and Roman schools.

We've also got lots of projects in the pipeline for 2022. Join our mailing list (below) below to keep up to date with all our forthcoming performances.

Go to our future performances page to see more details and book your tickets!

Lassus in Munich
Polyphony in the New World
Palestrina Series

Established in 2012, the choir was formed to sing little-heard Renaissance works in London and further afield. Recent venues have included the Cadogan Hall, St John's Smith Square, Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, Southwark Cathedral and St Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside.

The choir is directed by Matthew Dunn.

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(5/5) An impressive performance by the Iken Scholars, under the very able direction of Matthew Dunn. Beautiful Renaissance polyphony, richly and sensitively explored by this group of singers, within the excellent acoustic of St Stephen Walbrook. Very powerful and moving.'

'(5/5) A very fine performance of some highly charged and powerful Passiontide music. The Iken Scholars responded sensitively and intelligently to the emotional and technical demands of these complex Renaissance pieces.'

'(5/5) This was perfection! The fourteen singers of Iken Scholars produced a sound well balanced and full while the relationship between the conductor, Matthew Dunn, and the singers was palpable. '