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One of London’s liveliest, most adventurous choirs

Founded in 1986, we give concerts, broadcast on radio and TV, record CDs, tour, and commission and perform new music.

The choir at St Paul's Knightsbridge

Latest News

(November 2019) There is more information about our performance in Westminster Abbey earlier in the month here and here.

Our annual Christmas carol concert will take place at St Paul’s Covent Garden on Thursday 19th December. This often sells out, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Our new all-MacMillan Signum Classics CD, One Equal Music has been receiving enthusiastic reviews:

  • “A fine choral disc…well worth a listen” (Fiona Maddocks/The Guardian)
  • “The Elysian Singers under Sam Laughton are excellent, rising to every challenge that James MacMillan poses and coming out shining…This is a very fine disc and a must for any follower of the music of James MacMillan” (MusicWeb)
  • “An impressive recording. A case, perhaps, of ‘first among equals’” (Gramophone)
  • “A strong choice for listeners wanting to sample MacMillan’s music…Recommended” (AllMusic)
  • “The Elysian Singers under Sam Laughton comfortably take everything here in their stride in a well-conceived collection” **** (BBC Music Magazine)
  • “A fine introduction to MacMillan’s oeuvre” ***** (Choir & Organ)

Samples may be found here and further information and reviews here. The composer has recently given an interview about the CD (available below).

Watch Part 1 of the James Macmillan interview

Watch Part 2 of the James Macmillan interview

Watch our introductory video