South Downs Soloists are a new and exciting professional vocal ensemble based in the South of England, directed by George Haynes, with a focus on full-voiced ensemble singing.
South Downs Soloists are a new and exciting professional vocal ensemble based in the South of England, directed by George Haynes, who is currently a countertenor Lay Vicar at Chichester Cathedral. With performances focussing on full-voiced ensemble singing, bringing well-known and more obscure repertoire to beautiful venues across the area.
Most of the eight singers have strong connections with the South Downs, including associations with Chichester and Winchester Cathedrals, as well as experiences from further afield in Cambridge and London.
Their debut recital, ‘Sing Joyfully’, will take place in St Mary’s Church, Petworth, on 22nd October 2021, and will feature vibrant music of singing and praise. Works such as ‘Singet dem Herrn’ by J.S. Bach, ‘Laudibus in sanctis’ by William Byrd and ‘Hymn to St Cecilia’ by Britten feature alongside innovative pieces by Copland, Gabriel Jackson and more. They look forward to bringing regular performances in their own interpretative style to the South Downs and beyond in the future!