CoMA Voices


CoMA Voices is based in London. We meet for specific performance projects and workshops. We are open to all singers with no auditions and previous experience of contemporary music is not needed. We work mainly, though not exclusively, from music, some of which is unconventionally notated. Most of our work is a capella and the focus is on ensemble singing.

One objective is to expand the contemporary amateur vocal repertoire by working with composers and students, commissioning works and showcasing material for use by others.

Past performances have included:

  • Music Circus by John Cage, Barbican: 2004
  • World premiere of Kali Yuga by John Tavener: 2007
  • Works by Trinity Laban students: 2008-2019
  • Polish works, Canterbury Sounds New Festival: 2009
  • Paragraphs of The Great Learning by Cornelius Cardew, Tate Britain: 2009 and Union Chapel: 2015
  • Chorale for the Cauldrons of Hell by Stephen Montague,Kings Place: 2010
  • Works by Estonian and Lithuanian composers: 2011
  • Dark Sun by Stephen Montague, St John’s Smith Square: 2013
  • CoMA 21st and 25th Anniversaries, St John’s Smith Square: 2014 and 2018
  • Festival of Contemporary Music for All, Kings Place: 2016, Shoreditch Town Hall: 2018 and QMUL: 2020

In March 2017 we ran Singing Adventures, a full weekend of contemporary vocal music workshops.

Our Musical Director is Sarah Leonard, a soprano and teacher well known for her interpretation of contemporary vocal music.

CoMA Voices at Sounds New Festival, Canterbury in 2009
CoMA Voices at Sounds New Festival, Canterbury in 2009


CoMA Voices is currently organised on a project by project basis and details will be advertised on this site or you can sign up for our monthly newsletter.


Co-ordinator: Mick Kahn 020 7249 5139, or use the form below.

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