Vasari Singers was founded nearly 40 years ago and is among the leading chamber choirs in Britain. Under the direction of its founder conductor Jeremy Backhouse, the chamber choir performs a wide range of repertoire from Renaissance to contemporary music.
The choir is recognised widely for its Virtuosity, Versatility and Variety, performing with passion and sensitivity to exacting standards and considerable acclaim.
Barry Millington of the London Evening Standard rated our recent concert at St Peter’s Eaton Square at four stars, describing the Bach motets as “well-disciplined, tautly rhythmic performances” and Handel’s Dixit Dominus as “projected…with exhilarating verve and brio”.
The choir performs regularly at major concert venues and other locations in London and elsewhere, including abroad. We enjoy our involvement in various charitable, corporate and similar events, including annual performances in aid of the Michael Varah Foundation.
Cathedral residencies are an important part of the choir’s year, with regular visits to Canterbury and other cities performing the music for services and other occasions. The choir is heard frequently on Classic FM and BBC Radio 3, including live appearances on In Tune with Sean Rafferty.