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about london choir vasari singers
Vasari Singers, founded over 30 years ago under Jeremy Backhouse, is among the leading chamber choirs in Britain, performing music ranging from Renaissance to contemporary with passion and sensitivity, to exacting standards and considerable acclaim.
Since winning the prestigious Sainsbury’s Choir of the Year competition in 1988, the choir has performed regularly at major concert venues in London, as well as in many of the cathedrals and abbeys of the UK. In recent years, it has sung at Canterbury, Bath, Salisbury, Durham, Lincoln and Truro.
New music is central to the choir’s activities, and since 2000 has commissioned over 25 works from British composers.
The Vasari Singers and Jeremy Backhouse are great supporters of contemporary music, with a reputation for seeking out new and challenging modern repertoire. We regularly commission and première works, and have made many notable world première recordings. Since 2000, the choir has commissioned over 25 new works. Classical CDs of our recordings are available to buy.
- Rathbone recording first CD on new label VasariMedia
- Come and Sing Rachmaninov Vespers
- Vasari Singers are recruiting tenors and second basses!
- Ward Swingle (1927-2015)
Jonathan Rathbone’s Under the shadow of His wing
We are delighted to announce our latest recording.
The Vasari Singers do not receive public subsidy.
The choir is supported by a wide variety of commercial and private sources. From grants, sponsorship, donations, friends and benefactor membership to individual subscription.
We gratefully acknowledge their financial support and thank them for their invaluable contribution.