Reverie is a new and exciting London-based contemporary vocal ensemble uniting some of Britain’s very best young professional singers. A fantastic and welcome addition to the British choral tradition, Reverie is defined by its unique blend of voices and carefully crafted approach to interpretation. These engaging and distinctive qualities create a choral timbre perfectly suited to modern vocal repertoire.
Reverie’s singers are handpicked from Britain’s most prestigious choral institutions. From the most esteemed choirs of the University of Cambridge – such as those of King’s, St John’s and Trinity Colleges – to the top London music conservatoires, Reverie brings together a versatile ensemble of vast choral experience with members having regularly performed across the world.
Specialising in music from the 20th and 21st centuries, Reverie’s programming appeals to audiences far and wide. This dynamic ensemble performs a broad range of works: from Britten and Walton to pieces by living composers such as Richard Allain and their awarding-winning Associate Composer, Toby Young. Passionate about new commissions, Reverie collaborates closely with others to find fresh and engaging ways to experiment with choral sound. This is demonstrated its Young Composers Competition, in association with international publishing company Edition Peters Ltd, as well as a collaborative programme with the esteemed Raschèr Saxophone Quartet, hailed as the “Uncrowned Kings of the Saxophone” (Wiener Zeitung), and the development of a new programme for choir and electronics (to be launched in 2015).
Recent highlights include a debut performance at the London A Cappella Festival and the expansion of its educational initiatives with a residency at the Royal Hospital School (UK) and a choral partnership with the London Youth Choir, where Reverie’s unique mentorship scheme nurtures talented young singers. Forthcoming events see Reverie perform at festivals across the UK and beyond – including engagements in Germany and Hong Kong – as well as developing new projects to align with its enthusiasm to bring choral music to new audiences.