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High-quality singing, innovative programmes and communicative performances are the hallmarks of Nonsuch Singers. The choir has gained a reputation for stylistic versatility in a cappella and accompanied works ranging from the Renaissance to the present day. Consisting of some 40 members, the choir typically gives six or seven concerts a year, mostly in prominent London venues but also further afield, and performs regularly with some of the UK’s leading instrumental ensembles and finest young vocal soloists.
Founded in 1977, the choir owes its name to the location of its first - informal - rehearsal, held on the site of Nonsuch Palace. The choir has had four Music Directors over the course of its history. Current Music Director Tom Bullard was appointed in January 2013.
Concert highlights over the years have included a performance of Monteverdi’s Vespers with His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts at St Martin-in-the-Fields, recommended as “Critic’s Choice” in The Times, and the first complete modern performance of Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer’s opera, Zaïde, Reine de Grenade, celebrating the 300th anniversary of the composer’s birth. The choir has given the world premiere of a number of pieces by contemporary British composers, including Sir John Tavener’s Exhortation and Kohima in the televised Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall.
The choir recently released its début commercial CD on the Convivium label, To the FIeld of Stars, featuring works by Gabriel Jackson, Jonathan Dove, William Byrd, and Tomás Luis de Victoria. In 2017, the choir celebrates its 40th anniversary, with a busy schedule of concerts that includes a performance of St Matthew Passion at Southwark cathedral and a week-end singing the services at Lincoln cathedral