Founded in 1971, the Choir of Clare College has gained an international reputation as one of the leading university choral groups in the world.
Under the direction of Graham Ross, it has been hailed for its ‘immaculate’ and ‘electric’ performances, described as ‘very much the best of the English choral tradition’. It leads choral services three times a week in the College Chapel in Cambridge, and maintains an active schedule recording, broadcasting, and touring across the world, with programmes which often feature commissioned and premièred works. In addition to live performances, the Choir has produced an impressive discography.
Its partnership with harmonia mundi includes recordings of Handel’s Messiah, Blow’s Venus and Adonis, and world première recordings of choral works by Imogen Holst, praised for ‘impeccable ensemble’ and ‘thrilling performances’, earning Le Choix de France Musique and a Diapason d’Or, and shortlisted for a Gramophone Award.