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Handel Dixit Dominus & Bach Motets
St Peter’s Eaton Square.
An uplifting programme of motets by J.S. Bach alongside Handel’s Dixit Dominus, performed with string orchestra and continuo.
3rd November 2016, 7.30pm
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.
- Out with the old (robes) and in with the new!
- Review of Under the shadow of His wing CD
- Guardian review of latest CD praises seductively lush sound and give us 4 stars
- Rathbone recording first CD on new label VasariMedia
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.
To celebrate the 60th birthday of Vasari Singers’ conductor, Jeremy Backhouse, we plan to record Rachmaninov’s All-night vigil (Vespers) Op.37. This is a beautiful and moving work which Vasari has known, loved and performed for many years. It has always been so popular in our concerts that we have been encouraged to commit it to disc to celebrate this very special occasion.
Can you help us fund the recording? Pledges can be made via our Crowdfunder page, where you will find detailed information and our video. Each pledge is rewarded on a scale ranging from a copy of the CD when it is released through to a chance to conduct Vasari Singers or have us sing at your event.