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.
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
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.
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 has participated in several recordings as part of Chandos’ “Opera in English” series, and has appeared in ENO Screen live broadcasts of Peter Grimes, Benvenuto Cellini, Carmen, La traviata, The Pirates of Penzance, The Barber of Seville and The Mikado. Members of the ENO Chorus regularly perform principal roles at ENO, and participate in the work of ENO Baylis, the company’s learning and participation team.
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.
Chorus Master – James Henshaw
Assistant Chorus Master – Mark Biggins
Chorus Manager – David Dyer ; Orchestra and Chorus Assistant – Lauren Woods
‘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
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