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01 about

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato


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, 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.


His compositions have been performed across the world, including the UK, Rome, Norway, and the United States. He was a featured composer as a BBC "Introducing Artist" with his choral work 'O Nata Lux' on BBC Radio 3, In Tune Programme. 

In 2020 he founded the San Diego based chamber choir Stellarum, and currently sits on the board of the Choral Consortium of San Diego.


02 media

O Nata Lux - SATB divisi, Sacred

Benjamin Thiele-Long, 2017

"A wonderful piece"

Katie Derham, BBC Radio 3, In Tune

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Dreams - SATB divisi, Spiritual

Benjamin Thiele-Long, 2018


Full list of choral works


Shelter from the Storm - Original accompanied SATB composition commissioned for a wedding


Three compositions on sacred texts - Original unaccompanied SATB compositions for theatrical production of The Devils performed by SEDOS at The Bridewell Theatre


'Centre Stage Unplugged' - re-scoring and compilation of various accompanied acoustic music performed by Centre Stage London at The Bishopsgate Institute


Psalm - Original SATB composition for theatrical production of The Man of La Mancha performed by SEDOS as The Bridewell Theatre


Night - Unaccompanied SATB (divisi) composition, setting of a poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar


O Nata Lux - Original unaccompanied SATB (divisi) composition, written in memory of Christina Camera

Dreams - Unaccompanied SATB (divisi) composition, setting of a poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar

O Little Town of Bethlehem - Unaccompanied SATB (divisi with Soprano Solo), reimagining of Phillips Brooks's original poem

Lighten our Darkness  - Unaccompanied SATB (divisi with cantor) composition, written for the choir of

St Thomas Fifth Avenue, New York

An Irish Blessing - SATB (divisi with Treble Solo) with piano accompaniment, premiered by
The Sølvguttene at Tjøme Church, Norway

Oculi Omnium - Unaccompanied SATB (divisi) composition, written in memory of Nicola Olle,

premiered by the choir of Churcher's College for the college's tercentenary

Lumen de Lumine

03 Lumen de Lumine

The Lumen de Lumine album is the first of its kind project to support and promote new and emerging composers across the world, providing them with an opportunity that wouldn’t otherwise be available; to have their work recorded, produced and released commercially by an established record label.

Released this September on the Convivium Records label, and available on Itunes and Spotify, the project features 14 brand new works by 12 emerging composers from around the world, lighting the way for their future and the future of choral music itself. You can see the behind the scenes video of recording below, and get the most up-to-date news by following us on social media - #lumendelumine


As featured on:

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04 contact

For copies of any of the scores listed above, new commissions, or media requests, please email

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