The New Cambridge Singers
Date: March 4, 2016
Category: Chamber Choirs and Vocal Ensembles
Location: Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
The New Cambridge Singers is a chamber choir consisting of about 35 singers. It was founded in 1986 by Tim Brown, then Director of Music at Clare College, Cambridge. From 1996 to 2013 it was directed by composer Christopher Brown, under whose directorship it specialised both in Baroque music, performing all Bach’s major choral works with period orchestras, and in new music, the latter an emphasis it still maintains. The choir’s current musical director is Graham Walker, a locally based cellist and conductor.
The choir generally gives five concerts a year, most of which are performed twice, once in Cambridge itself and once in a nearby town or village. Forays beyond the region have in recent years taken the choir to Canterbury, Copenhagen, Estonia and Finland.