Described as “one of the most dynamic new choral groups in the UK” (Choir and Organ), Sansara is a passionate and innovative chamber choir uniting many of the UK’s finest young professional singers. Founded in 2013, the choir has rapidly gained a reputation for captivating performances of a broad range of repertoire, juxtaposing choral music old and new in ambitious and imaginative narrative programmes. In September 2015, Sansara won First Prize and Audience Prize in the London International A Cappella Choir Competition, hosted by St John’s Smith Square in association with The Tallis Scholars. Sansara is unique in that it has no single conductor. Instead, several conductors – who also sing in the group – direct the choir according to their particular musical specialisms. This makes the choir highly versatile and provides an increased sense of collaboration. Performance highlights include the London A Cappella Festival, Temple Winter Festival, Winchester Festival, and an all Arvo Pärt programme at St John’s Smith Square with the composer present. The choir’s debut recording, Cloths of Heaven was released in February 2017 and received high praise for the group’s “perfect intonation and clean, pure sound” (The Guardian) and “breathtaking interpretations” (Choir & Organ). The disc has since been featured on BBC Radio’s The Choir and Essential Classics.
Sansara slips easily into the elite ranks of exceptional performers...breathtaking.
...perfect intonation and a clean, pure sound...choral singing with real depth
...truly special, and all associated with this brilliant new choir should be congratulated.