Photograph of the Carice Singers is by Robert Piwko & Lidia Crisafulli
The President’s Concert
Choral works by Elgar, Sibelius, Vaughan Williams, Delius, Herbert Howells, Arvo Pärt and many others.
The Carice Singers is a British vocal ensemble of young professional singers conducted by George Parris. Named after Edward Elgar’s daughter, the ensemble is known for bringing a pure sound and an imaginative approach to a wide spectrum of choral music, with a preference for performing British choral music with deep commitment and insight.
Founded in the Cotswolds in 2011, the ensemble has since performed at many festivals and venues throughout the British Isles and in Europe, including repeat performances at the Cheltenham Music Festival, and the Oxford Lieder Festival.
The Carice Singers has recorded three discs for the Naxos label, featuring music by English twentieth-century composers Peter Warlock, John Ireland, E. J. Moeran, Frederick Delius and Arnold Bax. These recordings have been highly praised for their “captivating interpretations” (Choir & Organ Magazine) and “beautifully blended tone” (The Guardian). The choir’s most recent CD project saw it record Hubert Parry’s Songs of Farewell and finest part-songs for the BBC Music Magazine, commemorating 100 years since the composer’s death.