The Choristers of The Anglican Singers
The Anglican Singers are dedicated to:
- Perpetuating and presenting the English choral tradition as found in the Anglican service of Choral Evensong
- Artistic excellence in performance
- Inclusion and careful training of select young singers
- The musical enjoyment of singers and listeners alike
The Choristers who are The Anglican Singers have a deep interest in music of the English choral tradition and hail from a wide variety of musical and personal backgrounds.
Each of the thirty singers is individually auditioned, highly motivated, and drawn to the beauty and rich tradition of the group's music. Many of the singers are members of other professional and non-professional choral groups within the southeastern Connecticut area. The Singers rehearse from September through May with upwards of eight performances during this period, including one or more venues outside of the local area.
Because of their high level of dedication and performance, the group has been invited to sing at numerous venues throughout New England and beyond. The Berlioz Historical Brass requested the Singers to premier Clifford Bevan's Mendelssohn's Seasons for choir and historical bass at the 2009 Amherst Early Music festical. The Singers have also premiered two works by the eminent composer, Robert J. Powell; the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G-minor (written in 1965 but not performed until 2007) and Benedictus es, Domine, written perfromed in 2008 to honor the retirement of the group's founding director, Marianna Wilcox. In December of 2012 the singers performed the world premier of a new carol, "Unto us a child is born" by renown composer Peter Neidmann written for The Anglican Singers. The piece is currently in publication by Paraclete Press.
The Anglican Singers are independently organized and funded and are proud to be artists-in-residence at historic St. James Episcopal Church in New London, Connecticut.
Selected Guest Appearances |Click Here|
Our Repertoire |Click Here|
A contingent of The Anglican Singer participated in the 2009 Chorworks Summer Workshop
at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. |Click Here|
Information on Clifford Bevan's Mendelssohn's Seasons premiered by The Anglican Singers
and The Berlioz Historical Brass at the 2009 Amherst Early Music Festival |Click Here|
Music Lost and Found - The 1965 Mag and Nunc of Robert J. Powell premiered by
The Anglican Singers February 11, 2007 |Click Here|