The Composers' Ensemble


Founded by composer John Woolrich and soprano Mary Wiegold in the 1980s, the Composers Ensemble have given literally hundreds of first performances by many leading composers, from Birtwistle to Donatoni, Nyman to Judith Weir, and have collaborated with composers as diverse as Peter Sculthorpe, Lou Harrison and Elvis Costello.

The Ensemble has made several CD recordings, including Mary Wiegold’s “Songbook” of specially commissioned songs), appeared on TV in Britain and abroad, and they broadcast regularly on BBC and European radio. They have also appeared at most leading British festivals, including the Proms, and in European concert halls from Paris to Albania.