Saint Michael's Singers is one of the UK's leading choral societies. The choir, based at Coventry Cathedral in the UK, was formed in 1963 and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013. The choir numbers around ninety auditioned members from all ages and walks of life and rehearses every Tuesday evening in order to bring a large and varied concert season to audiences across the UK.
The choir featured in the European première of David Briggs' organ transcription of Mahler's 2nd Symphony with Gloucester Choral Society at Coventry Cathedral in May 2013. Highlights of recent years have included performances of Britten's War Requiem on the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Coventry Cathedral and in the Berliner Dom in 2012. The Singers were privileged to sing in the première of James MacMillan's Gloria which was commissioned by Coventry Cathedral as part of their 50th Anniversary celebrations and the 'Cultural Olympiad'.
Saint Michael’s Singers took part in three performances of Verdi's Requiem last November in York Minster, Westminster Cathedral and in Coventry Cathedral, where the choir was joined by the WSO.
Later this year Saint Michael’s Singers will be joined by choirs from the USA accompanied by the English Symphony Orchestra for the UK première of a new work by John Rutter, conducted by the composer. Additionally, in that concert, the acclaimed composer Bob Chilcott will be conducting parts of his Requiem and St John Passion.