Established in 1924, the BBC Singers have grown from a small group, singing in the broadcast daily act of worship on the Home Service, into a virtuoso 24-voice ensemble, forming the UK’s only full-time professional chamber choir. The Singers’ versatility and breadth of repertoire make the group a vital resource in the broadcast music-making of the BBC and a major force in British concert life.
Equally at home on the concert platform and in the recording studio, the BBC Singers perform a wide range of music, from Tallis to Takemitsu. The group’s particular expertise in contemporary repertoire has led to creative relationships with some of the most important conductors and composers of the 20 th and 21st centuries, including Britten, Boulez and Sir Harrison Birtwistle.
The BBC Singers also perform regularly with a wide range of period-instrument and contemporary-music ensembles. The choir’s outreach work includes regular collaborations across the country with schoolchildren, youth choirs and the amateur choral community, as well as with tomorrow’s young professionals – composers, singers and conductors.
For more information: visit bbc.co.uk/singers