ENO Chorus

About the ENO Chorus

The ENO Chorus is one of the finest professional operatic ensembles in the UK today.

Tracing its roots to the founding of the Sadler’s Wells Opera Company by Lilian Baylis in 1931, the ENO Chorus is committed to bringing opera sung in English to the widest possible audiences in thrilling and theatrically inventive productions.

Read more about the history of ENO

The ENO Chorus plays a key role in the company ensemble performing repertoire from Henry Purcell to Philip Glass. Recent notable successes include major new productions of:

At the 2016 Laurence Olivier Awards, the ENO Chorus and Orchestra won the award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera, and the Chorus were named Chorus of the Year at the 2016 International Opera Awards.

Opera World Premieres

The ENO Chorus have played crucial parts in world premieres including The Winter’s Tale (Ryan Wigglesworth); Nico Muhly’s Marnie and Iain Bell’s Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel.

They have performed Death in Venice at Het Muziektheater, Amsterdam, an acclaimed Peter Grimes at the BBC Proms, a series of sell-out performances of the Brahms Requiem and sung at the Aldeburgh Festival and the Barbican.

ENO Studio Live

The chorus have been at the forefront of ENO Studio Live productions often performing in principal roles. The inaugural production of The Day After was chosen by The Observer as one of the top ten musical events of 2017 – “ENO’s Chorus dazzled in world premiere of Jonathan Dove’s Phaeton-inspired opera”.

Other Studio Live productions include

The ENO Chorus: Who's who

Chorus MasterJames Henshaw

Assistant Chorus MasterMark Biggins

Chorus Manager – David Dyer

‘The transcendent ENO Chorus, who made the relentless choral writing seem effortless’ (What’s on Stage Satayagraha 2018)

‘the excellent ENO Chorus has rarely seemed so effervescent.’ (Daily Express Iolanthe 2018)

‘There’s a welcome spotlight thrown on many individual ENO choristers. Yet the real star is the chorus as a body. The sound they make in this tiny space is thrilling.’ (Guardian Paul Bunyan at Wilton’s Music Hall 2018)

Sopranos                                                                

Joanne Appleby
Penelope Beavan
Fiona Canfield
Gloria Crane
Natalie Herman
Ella Kirkpatrick
Claire Mitcher
Claire Pendleton
Susan Rann
Jane Read

Mezzos

Morag Boyle
Deborah Davison
Judith Douglas
Karen Foster
Suzanne Joyce
Amy Kerenza Sedgwick
Lydia Marchione
Rebecca Stockland
Susanna Tudor-Thomas

Tenors

Allan Adams
Geraint Hylton
Murray Kimmins
Graeme Lauren
David Newman
Anton Rich
Pablo Strong
Adam Sullivan
Garry Sutcliffe

Basses

Robert Winslade Anderson
Trevor Bowes
Michael Burke
David Campbell
Ronald Nairne
Paul Napier-Burrows
David Porter-Thomas
Paul Sheehan
Christopher Speight
Andrew Tinkler