BBC Singers

BBC Singers

Biography

The BBC Singers hold a unique position in British musical life. The choir’s virtuosity sees it performing everything from Byrd to Birtwistle, Tallis to Takemitsu. Its expertise in contemporary music has brought about creative relationships with some of the most important composers and conductors of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, including Britten, Maxwell Davies, Poulenc and Judith Weir, Associate Composer of the BBC Singers and Master of the Queen’s Music. Alongside their annual concert series at Milton Court Concert Hall, the BBC Singers perform at the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall each year. Based at the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios, the choir also gives free performances at St Paul’s Knightsbridge and other venues. The BBC Singers also make regular appearances at major festivals across the UK and beyond, with the vast majority of its performances broadcast on BBC Radio 3. The world-class ensemble is committed to sharing its enthusiasm and creative expertise through a nationwide outreach programme. This includes frequent collaborations with schoolchildren, youth choirs and the amateur choral community, as well as with the professional composers, singers and conductors of tomorrow.

Discography

G.F. Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 (arr. for Wind Ensemble by Stian Aareskjold)
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Susanna Hurrell (soprano), Rebecca Afonwy-Jones (mezzo-soprano), Samuel Boden (tenor), James Plat..