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


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

Saturday 20 December 2014



St George’s Bloomsbury

Open Workshop

Byrd Across the Ages

Led by  Andrew Carwood

Monday 6 October 2014, 7-9.30pm

St Sepulchre-without-Newgate

London EC1A 2DQ

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This workshop is now sold out to the general

public and unfortunately we will not be able

to admit you at the door if you haven't

pre-booked. A very few tickets remain for

Friends of the Renaissance Singers.

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Saturday 25 October 2014, 7.30pm

St George’s Bloomsbury, WC1A 2HR

Guest conductor  Gawain Glenton

A concert of music written during the Thirty Years War, composed by German-speaking musicians directly affected by the international conflict that devastated large parts of central Europe between 1618 and 1648. Then as now, anti-war sentiment found an outlet in music, with beautifully poignant songs of loss, anguish and thanksgiving for peace being set to music by composers such as Heinrich Schütz, Melchior Franck, Heinrich Albert and Sigmund Theophil Staden. As we commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of World War I this concert reminds us that the brutality of war - and the simple human response to it - remains unchanged from that day to this.

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O What Evil Is War

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War and Peace in 17th century Germany