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.
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
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
See the Chorus in our Studio Live productions in this photo gallery
The ENO Chorus: Who's who
Chorus Master – James Henshaw
Assistant Chorus Master – Mark 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)
Amy Kerenza Sedgwick
Robert Winslade Anderson