Subtle, disciplined, radiant – Gramophone Captivating – Classic FM
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.
(January 2020) Our next concert is a joint venture with St Peter’s Contemporary Music Happening. Expect the unexpected!
We have been invited to sing the services at Westminster Abbey over the weekend of April 25th/26th when the Abbey choir is on holiday.
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)
Watch Part 1 of the James Macmillan interview
Watch Part 2 of the James Macmillan interview
Watch our introductory video