The BBC Singers hold a unique position in British musical life. Performing everything from Byrd to Birtwistle, Tallis to Takemitsu, their versatility is second to none.
The choir’s unrivalled expertise in performing the best of contemporary music has brought about creative relationships with some of the most important composers and conductors of the 20th and 21st centuries, including Poulenc, Britten, Judith Bingham and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.
the BBC Singers were on luminous form– The Daily Telegraph, April 2015
The BBC Singers’ 2016-17 season is as thrilling and diverse as ever. A fourth season of concerts in London’s newest concert venue, Milton Court Concert Hall, includes Bach’s Mass in B minor with St James’ Baroque, Mozart’s Requiem with a host of first-rate soloists, a Christmas concert led by Principal Guest Conductor Bob Chilcott and an inspirational programme of music by living composers, chosen and conducted by Eric Whitacre.
The Singers at Six series of early-evening concerts in the atmospheric surroundings St Giles’ Cripplegate continues into the 2016-17 season with Rachmaninov’s Vespers conducted by Elena Sharkova, an exploration of Czech music, and a concert of motets by Bruckner and Palestrina.
Based at the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios, the BBC Singers also give regular free concerts at St Paul’s Knightsbridge, as well as regularly appearing at major festivals across the UK and beyond.
This world-class ensemble is committed to sharing its enthusiasm and creative expertise through its 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.