Acclaimed for performances and recordings that sparkle with fresh insight and vibrant musicality, The Ebor Singers has earned a reputation as one of the most exciting vocal ensembles in the north of England. The choir draws its members from professional and professionally-trained amateur singers in the region. The choir was founded in 1995 by their director, Dr Paul Gameson, as part of his ongoing research into French and English vocal music of the seventeenth century, and this repertoire remains a focus of the group. The choir is also committed to the promotion of new music, encouraging young composers to write for voices – notably through the NCEM Young Composers Award and their own St Cecilia Commissions – and maintaining strong links with composers, including Kerry Andrew, Philip Moore and Ambrose Field.
As well as their concert series held in York Minster, the choir has performed in festivals in the UK and abroad, and leads education and composition workshops, including the NCEM Young Composers Award. They are also an associate choir at York Minster, and regularly sing services there.