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London Voices (Choral Ensemble)

Founded: 1973 – London, England

London Voices (sometimes known as London Sinfonietta Voices) is a London-based choral ensemble led by Terry Edwards, who founded the ensemble in 1973. They have been involved in numerous recordings of operas and soundtracks including The Cook The Thief His Wife & Her Lover, Ravenous, the Star Wars prequel trilogy, Lucia di Lammermoor, The Lord of the Rings series, the Harry Potter series, Heavy Metal, The Mission, Enemy at the Gates, La traviata, and The Passion of the Christ. They have recorded with such diverse artists as Luciano Pavarotti, Dave Brubeck, Amy Grant, and Queen.

As few as three or as many as 150 singers can be part of the group at one time, and more than one unit of London Voices can be deployed to perform at various venues. London Voices draws on the pool of very talented freelance professional solo, consort, and choral singers who live in and around the capital. It selects for each project the most suitable team which is then coached by one of its highly esteemed directors, Terry Edwards and Ben Parry. The membership of London Voices is not fixed and thus the singers are carefully selected for each engagement.

Engagements vary: Trio - Grand Pianola Music by John Adams; Sextet - Stimmung by Karljeinz Stockhausen; Octet - Sinfonia by Luciano Berio; 40 - Rakes Progress by Igor Stravinsky; 60 - Lord of the Rings by Howard Shore; 150 - Damnation of Faust by Hector Berlioz.

The numerous recordings og the London Voices have appeared on labels as Caroline, Erato Records, Sony Classical, Virgin Music, Elektra Nonesuch, Varèse Sarabande, Warner Reprise, EMI, London Records, Decca Records, Chandos Records, Telarc, and Teldec.

Source: London Voices Website; Wikipedia Website (October 2010)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (November 2010)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Conductor

As

Works

Raymond Leppard

Choir

BWV 52, BWV 80, BWV 140

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London Voices (Official Website)

London Voices (Wikipedia)

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