The Cambridge Singers
The Cambridge Singers are a mixed-voice chamber choir, formed in 1981 by their director John Rutter for the express purpose of making recordings.
The nucleus of the group was originally provided by former members of the chapel choir of Clare College, Cambridge (where John Rutter was Director of Music from 1975-79), supplemented by former members of other collegiate choirs. Today the choir is one of a number of freelance professional choirs on the London circuit, but unique in that its primary activity is still recording. Former members of the choir include such luminaries as Mark Padmore and Gerald Finley.
Collegium Records was established in 1984 as a label dedicated to the Cambridge Singers, with the aim of presenting a range of choral music in recordings of musical excellence and high technical quality. The Cambridge Singers have recorded over 30 critically-acclaimed albums of music from across the broad spectrum of choral music. Although rarely seen on the concert platform, live performances have included such venues as the Royal Albert Hall, London, and Carnegie Hall, New York.