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About the Choir

ABOUT the Choir

Stellarum is a San Diego based chamber choir.


Led by British composer and choral director Benjamin Thiele-Long, the choir’s repertoire blends early and renaissance European sacred choral music with modern spiritual and secular polyphony from around the world.


Stellarum is founded on the principles of encouraging amateur musicianship of all levels. Our aim is to provide a safe and encouraging space to develop and learn a challenging and engaging repertoire while delighting audiences with a beautiful, evocative, and technically excellent performance.




ABOUT the Director

Benjamin is a composer and choral director with over 15 years' experience directing choirs and choral groups of all abilities.

Formerly a choral scholar of Royal Holloway and Lay Clerk of Guildford Cathedral and Gentleman of Hampton Court Palace, Benjamin has worked with professional and amateur choirs across the UK.


He is also an experienced musical director, directing musicals and cabarets in London with various amateur dramatics and performing arts groups.


He is the founder and director of the chamber choir Lumen, based in central London, and creator of the Lumen de Lumine album project, available on Spotify and ITunes.


His music has been featured on Classic FM and KUSC, and was recently featured as a BBC Introducing artist with his piece 'O Nata Lux' on BBC Radio 3, In Tune Programme.

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