We have recorded numerous professional and amateur choirs, including The Clerks' Group, Academy of Ancient Music Choir, Glyndebourne Chorus, The Blenheim Singers, various Oxbridge chapel choirs and UK cathedral choirs and other vocal ensembles such as the Minim Singers, the UK's only Jewish chamber choir. We have produced, engineered and edited many choral CDs for labels such as Regent Records and EM Records, as well as broadcasts for BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM. We have also worked with a number of amateur, community and gospel choirs around the country.
Choirs are usually recorded on location in a venue with suitable acoustics. Larger churches or cathedrals with minimal traffic noise tend to work best. We have worked in a number of venues including King's College Chapel, Cambridge, the Cathedrals of St Paul's, Salisbury, Truro, Well's, Brecon and Ripon as well as numerous chapels, churches, school halls and synagogues. We have experience working on a huge variety of repertoire from Anglican choral staples to premières by Robin Holloway and Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, as well as the first commercial recording of Henry Walford Davis's A Short Requiem. Alongside classical recordings, we are also experienced at recording rock and pop songs with community choirs who work to backing tracks.
A choir CD generally takes one to two days to record. Alternatively, the recording sessions can be spread over a series of evenings. We provide a complete package that includes every stage of the production process from engineering and producing the sessions to editing, mixing and mastering the audio, as well as design and manufacture of the final product. Our in-house producer Myles Eastwood has years of experience singing in choirs and understands the challenges inherent to recording them. Contact us to discuss your requirements: