Bahá'u'lláh (1817-1892), the founder of the Bahá'í faith, proclaimed the unity of all peoples on earth and called upon all to let go of their prejudices and misconceptions and to start building a new, peaceful world by means of good words and noble actions. The writings of Bahá'u'lláh - set to music by different composers - form a large part of the repertoire of the West London Bahá'í Choir. The diversity of the different composing styles that range from gospel songs to more meditative pieces are a reflection of the world embracing view that Bahá'ís have. Most songs are sung a cappella in four-part harmony (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass) and are not too difficult to learn.

The current repertoire includes these pieces:

  • Allah'u'Abha - Rounds (by Lasse Thoresen)
  • Yá Bahá'u'l-Abhá, Yá Alí'u'l-Aláh (by Hooper Dunbar and Saffa Kinney, arranged by Tom Price) (Choir sings A Cappella)
  • Blessed Is The Spot (by E. Habermann, arranged by Russell Garcia) (Choir sings in four-part-harmony)
  • All Praise Be To Thee (words by Bahá'u'lláh, music by W. A. Mozart)
  • O God, My God (by Tom Price)
  • We Can Build a Beautiful World (by Russel Garcia)
  • Glory Be to Thee, O God (by K. Tahiri)
  • A Pure Heart is as a Mirror (by Carolyn Sparey-Fox)

Given enough notice, we can learn new pieces by request.