About the BBC Singers

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 and Harrison Birtwistle.

Recent highlights include performances at the BBC Proms, a concert to mark composer Edward Cowie’s 70th birthday and a concert of European film music with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

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.

Full list of BBC Singers

2014-15 Season

The 2014-15 season sees the second series of concerts in the stunning surroundings of London’s newest concert hall, Milton Court featuring a thrillingly diverse range of music, first-rate soloists and leading choral conductors including Chief Conductor David Hill, Principal Guest Conductor's Bob Chilcott and Paul Brough, Conductor Laureate Stephen Cleobury, and James O'Donnell.

The season also includes Singers at Six, a series of early-evening concerts at St Giles’s, Cripplegate complementing BBC Symphony Orchestra concerts in the Barbican later the same evening.


  • Gabriel Jackson, Associate Composer 2010 - 2013
  • Judith Bingham: Associate Composer 2006 - 2010
  • Edward Cowie: Associate Composer 2002 - 2006

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How to Apply

Permanent vacancies within the BBC Singers are advertised on the BBC Jobs website.

In addition, we hold regular auditions for our list of extras and deputies. If you wish to apply for a deputy list audition, please email us your Singing CV (which should include details of your training and expertise).

For more information about the deputy list auditions, and to find out about the set repertoire you would be required to prepare, please contact the Audition Coordinator.

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