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.


2020 has been hard for everyone, but we're looking forward to getting back to singing as soon as we possibly can! We've been booked at both St Paul's Cathedral and Southwark Cathedral in spring 2021 and we're excited to be heading to the Netherlands to work with JanJoost van Elburg​ in May.

Concerts are planned (dates TBC) on a range of exciting topics including:​

Lassus in Munich
Polyphony in the New World
Gombert influence on Monteverdi
Palestrina Series

Have a look at our forthcoming performances page to see what we have booked, and join our mailing list below to keep up to date with all our plans as we make them!

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. '