Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.
Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. The site is also available in several languages.
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From the first performance in Britain of Bach’s Mass in B minor to the soundtrack for Ridley Scott’s epic Prometheus, its musical heritage is as rich as it is diverse. Directed since 1998 by David Hill MBE, one of the country’s most eminent conductors and choir trainers, the choir regularly performs and records across London and the UK in prestigious venues, from the Royal Albert Hall to Abbey Road Studios.
Described by the London Evening Standard as ‘probably the finest independent choir in the world’, The Bach Choir values the freedom its independence brings, allowing the choir to work with the very best orchestras and soloists, and to choose the music it performs. The choir has sung over 400 works in more than 120 venues, and continues to share its work with new audiences around the world.
With a strong commitment to new music, The Bach Choir has commissioned works from some of the world’s leading composers including Sir John Tavener, Bob Chilcott, Jonathan Dove, Carl Rütti, Will Todd, James MacMillan and Roxanna Panufnik.
The Bach Choir’s discography also includes Howells’s Stabat mater—a work that was originally commissioned by the choir—Sir Patrick Spens, and Hymnus Paradisi, all conducted by David Hill. The Bach Choir has always been characterized by the commitment of its members. With over 250 talented singers coming from all walks of life, an international touring schedule, and a pioneering outreach programme that takes the singers’ passion for music into inner-city schools and dementia care homes, the choir takes pride in performing, recording and sharing music for all to enjoy.