Chief Conductor David Hill
Principal Guest Conductors Paul Brough and Bob Chilcott
Conductor Laureate Stephen Cleobury
Associate Composer Judith Weir
The BBC Singers hold a unique position in British musical life. Performing everything from Byrd to Birtwistle, Tallis to Takemitsu, their versatility is second to none. The choir’s unrivalled expertise in performing the best of contemporary music has brought about creative relationships with some of the most important composers and conductors of the 20th and 21st centuries, including Poulenc, Britten, Judith Bingham and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.
Following a successful 90th anniversary season, the BBC Singers’ 2015-16 season is as thrilling and diverse as ever. A third season of concerts in London’s newest concert venue, Milton Court Concert Hall, includes Monteverdi’s Vespers with I Fagiolini, Handel’s Saul with a host of first-rate soloists, a magical presentation of Dylan Thomas’s A Child’s Christmas in Wales led by Chief Conductor David Hill and a poignant concert remembering the battle of the Somme. The Singers at Six series of early-evening concerts in the atmospheric surroundings St Giles’ Cripplegate continues with American Songs and music by Elgar, Judith Bingham and James MacMillan.
Based at the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios, the BBC Singers also give free concerts at St Paul’s Knightsbridge, as well as appearing at major festivals across the UK and beyond.
This world-class ensemble is committed to sharing its enthusiasm and creative expertise through its nationwide outreach programme. This includes frequent collaborations with schoolchildren, youth choirs and the amateur choral community, as well as with the professional composers, singers and conductors of tomorrow.