Broadcasts

The choir gave the first broadcast performances of Henryk Górecki’s Miserere and Three Lullabies on BBC Radio 3 in the presence of the composer in 1993, and has since featured several times on radio and television. Tracks from our CDs are played regularly, both at home and overseas. Radio 3 broadcast The Gallant Weaver, from our MacMillan CD in January 2013, for example, while Netherlands Radio 4 aired two numbers from our Granville Bantock compilation in October 2009.

Recording for Radio Three (December 2011) Photograph: In Tune/BBC Radio 3
 

Promenade concert
July 2015
Televised by BBC4 at the Royal Albert Hall.
BBC Radio 3
March 2014
Gala concert to showcase the newly refurbished Royal Festival Hall organ.
BBC Radio 3
September 2012
Broadcast of the choir’s private recording of Ian Stephens’ The Ecchoing Green.
BBC Radio 3
December 2011
Featured on In Tune singing works by Brahms, Lukaszewski and MacMillan.
BBC Radio 3
February 2011
World premiere of Ian Stephens’ Funeral Blues, an Elysian Singers commission.
Granada TV
November 2003
Performances of two John Tavener works in an edition of My Favourite Hymns.
Choir Works
May 2003
Radio 3 highlights of the UK heat of Let the peoples sing, won by the Elysian Singers.
BBC2’s Lesley
Garrett Shows

April 2003
December 2001
Featured in programmes also including Ian Bostridge, Joshua Bell, Robin Blaze and Jonathan Lemalu.
Sainsbury’s
Choir of the Year

December 2000
Broadcast by BBC Television. The Elysian Singers was one of eight choirs to reach the competition finals at the Albert Hall from a starting field of over 300 applicants. Additional material was featured on Radio 3’s Choir Works.
Tavener concert
November 1998
with Patricia Rozario and Steven Isserlis at St James, Piccadilly for the Royal Academy of Arts. Broadcast by Classic FM and by over 200 US Public Service Broadcast stations.
Sainsbury’s
Choir of the Year

November 1998
The choir reached the televised semi-final stages at the Buxton Opera House.
BBC Mercury
Awards 1997

August 1997
Televised prize giving ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel, performing John Tavener’s Svyati with Steven Isserlis.
Bruckner concerts
July 1996
Series of four concerts for the City of London Festival, with the Endymion Ensemble. Recorded for New York State Radio (WNYC).
Gorecki concert
November 1993
UK premieres of Henryk Gorecki’s Miserere and Three Lullabies in the presence of the composer, with the Schola Cantorum of Oxford and the Holst Singers. Broadcast by Radio 3.