The Renaissance Singers of London

The Renaissance Singers is London’s leading amateur chamber choir specialising in European sacred music of the 15th-17th centuries. We perform music by well-known great composers of the period including Josquin, Tallis, Byrd, Lassus, Palestrina and Victoria as well as giving rare airings to gems by lesser-known musicians.


We have a varied annual programme giving around five concerts a year, mainly in London, and undertake occasional overseas tours and exchange projects with foreign choirs.


The choir also hosts three workshops a year, open to all, where we explore Renaissance repertoire under expert direction.  Among our recent workshop leaders are John Milsom, Sally Dunkley, Philip Thorby and Bruno Turner.

 

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New recording

VIGILATE

The Renaissance Singers are thrilled and proud to announce the release of ‘Vigilate’, the culmination of our ‘Unearthing Treasures’ project funded by the BBC Performing Arts Fund ‘Choral Ambition’ scheme. 


Full details and online purchase here

Open Workshops

Our open workshops allow anyone with some experience of singing and an interest in Renaissance repertoire the opportunity to explore this music in depth alongside members of the Renaissance singers, under the direction of leading experts in the field. A basic level of ability to read music is helpful as we cover quite a lot of music during the evening.


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Our next concert ...

Fayrfax at 550

Saturday 28th June 2014,  7.30pm
St Georges Bloomsbury, WC1A 2HR

Our summer concert celebrates the astonishing talent of Robert Fayrfax (born 1464), the most outstanding English composer of the first two decades of the 16th century. His music is, by turns, sweetly mellifluous and forcefully monumental. It exemplifies the glories of the vigorous native style cultivated by early Tudor composers before the Reformation.

At the centre of our programme is the Missa Tecum principium. It will be accompanied by antiphons and motets, including the Magnificat 'O bone Jesu', as well as music by near-contemporaries including Nicholas Ludford and John Taverner.

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