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Elysian Singers

 Elysian Singers

Mixed Choral Chorus from England.

The Elysian Singers of London, under musical director Sam Laughton, is one of the UK's leading chamber choirs. Known for our adventurous programming and imaginative repertoire, we give concerts in and around London, and have recorded a number of enthusiastically received CDs.

We pride ourselves on reaching consistently high performance standards, and our entry requirements are rigorous, but we maintain a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and embrace singers from all backgrounds. This website is our main source of new members.

We promote concerts in some of London's finer churches as well as commercial venues such as St Martin in the Fields, St John's Smith Square and LSO St Luke's. We have also sung in The Wigmore Hall, The Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Purcell Room and the Royal Festival Hall foyer, at The Royal Academy of Arts, Westminster and Winchester Cathedrals, Kenwood House, Windsor Castle, Oxford, Cambridge, Yorkminster, Christchurch and St Patrick's Cathedrals Dublin, Delphi, Stuttgart, Copenhagen, Pamplona and St Vitus Cathedral in Prague Castle. Television apearances include the finals of the 2000 Sainsbury's Choir of the Year competition at the Albert Hall and the Lesley Garrett Easter Special in the company of Jonathan Lemalu and Robin Blaze.

Discography

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Elysian Singers : Cantos Sagrados - Choral music of James MacMillan : 00  1 CD :  : 507

Elysian Singers : Cantos Sagrados - Choral music of James MacMillan

Review: The Elysian Singers perform the choral works of composer, James MacMillan. MacMillan characteristically draws inspiration for his vocal works from recurring themes such as the Catholic Church and/or Scottish traditional culture. The most substantial works on this recording is Cantos Sagrados ("Sacred Songs"). MacMillan takes the poems of Latin American poets Ariel Dorfman and Ana Maria Mendosa, and combine their settings of political repression with traditional religious texts to create a powerful combination of liberation theology. The result is at times delicate, and then terrifying. The composer's intentions were to create a work both sacred and secular, being timeless yet contemporary. The Elysian Singers, under the direction of Sam Laughton, were founded in 1986. They have established a national reputation as a young and lively chamber choir, winning awards for commissioning new music.

Songlist: Divo Aloysio Sacrum, The Gallant Weaver, A Child's Prayer, Seinte Mari Moder Milde, Tremunt videntes angeli, Cantus Sagrados, Christus Vincit, So Deep

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8862c | 00 1 CD | $15.95 | A Cappella


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