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 BBC Singers’ breadth of repertoire is unrivalled by any other choral group, singing everything from Renaissance music to the latest contemporary scores. Their unique expertise with the latter has brought about creative relationships with some of the most important composers and conductors of the 20th and 21st centuries. At home on the concert platform, as much as in the recording studio, the BBC Singers regularly work with the BBC’s own orchestras, a wide range of period instrument and contemporary music ensembles and with a host of internationally-renowned conductors.
With a public profile that takes in concerts and broadcasts across the whole of the United Kingdom, a repertoire that embraces music ancient, modern, and all points in between, and a rapidly expanding education programme without equal on the British choral scene, the BBC Singers are a unique presence in the musical life of the UK. They are a world-class choral ensemble committed to sharing their enthusiasm and creative expertise with audiences and performers, amateurs and professionals, young and old, throughout the nation and across the whole spectrum of the choral community.