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Britten Sinfonia Voices

Director Eamonn Dougan

Britten Sinfonia Voices is a professional vocal ensemble that reflects the artistic vision and range of one of Europe’s leading chamber orchestras, Britten Sinfonia.

Britten Sinfonia Voices is made up of some of the finest professional voices – both emerging talent and experienced singers – a combination in keeping with Britten Sinfonia’s ethos. The group is equally adept at performing repertoire from the Baroque to the latest new music and is directed by the acclaimed choral conductor and singer, Eamonn Dougan, who carefully selects and prepares the Voices for each project. They have performed a range of works including Mendelssohn’s Elijah, L’enfance du Christ by Berlioz and premiered new works by Nico Muhly, Ēriks Ešenvalds and Sir James MacMillan, under conductors including Sir Mark Elder, David Hill and Andreas Delfs.

Recent seasons have included a US tour of Netia Jones’ acclaimed production of Curlew River, the London premiere of James MacMillan’s St Luke Passion, and appearances in London’s Barbican Hall for Handel’s Messiah, MacMillan’s Seven Last Words from the Cross and Steve Reich’s remarkable Desert Music, broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. In 2017 they toured with Britten Sinfonia and Mark Padmore in acclaimed performances of Bach’s St John Passion.

In 2019, as well as performing Beethoven’s ‘Choral’ Symphony under the baton of Thomas Adès, Britten Sinfonia Voices premiered Joby Talbot’s A Sheen of Dew on Flowers, a new cantata to celebrate the bicentenary of the births of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, also with Britten Sinfonia. They will feature in a St Matthew Passion in 2020 and a concert performance of Curlew River with Ian Bostridge as the Madwoman.

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