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Vasari Singers
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Vasari Singers

Under their Music Director Jeremy Backhouse, Vasari Singers is one of the UK’s leading chamber choirs, performing a wide range of repertoire with passion and sensitivity to critical acclaim.

MusicWeb International’s review of their recording of Will Todd’s Mass in Blue described Vasari as ‘one of the world’s finest choirs’. In Gramophone magazine’s review of Anthems for the 21st Century, Vasari was described as ‘a consistently outstanding choir’ and ‘one of the most accomplished small choral groups of our time’.

The choir performs regularly in most of London’s major concert venues and festivals, with regular appearances on BBC Radio and Television. Choral evensong is also a major feature of Vasari’s schedule, sung at services in the main English cathedrals.

Performing and commissioning new music is central to the choir’s activities. In 2005 Vasari celebrated its 25th anniversary with 10 new commissions, a recording of these and other 21st Century anthems and a world première concert at St John’s, Smith Square.

Vasari’s extensive discography reflects the choir’s versatility, passion and quality. Francis Pott’s highly acclaimed Cloud of Unknowing was MusicWeb International’s Disc of the Year in 2007. The two discs of works by Marcel Dupré both received Gramophone’s ‘Editor’s Choice’ award. The Howells Requiem and Frank Martin Mass recording was Gramophone Award-nominated, and the 2007 disc Noël Nouvelet was MusicWeb International’s Recording of the Month. In 2006, Vasari Singers’ recording of the Vaughan Williams Mass in G minor was chosen as the Top Recommendation on BBC Radio 3’s ‘Building a Library’ programme.


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