In 2020 Vasari are marking our 40th year of music-making under founder-conductor Jeremy Backhouse. In a year-long programme that celebrates the best of British choral music, 2020 will feature a CD launch of contemporary choral music, a gala anniversary concert, a come-and-sing workshop featuring 40-part music for 40 years, and […]
Jeremy is delighted to be acting as an Adjudicator at the Leith Hill Music Festival in April. The Festival, founded by Ralph Vaughan Williams and conducted by him until 1953, is firmly established as the leading choral music festival in the country. The Festival has been conducted by former King’s […]
“Jeremy Backhouse is the real deal: a commanding and fearless conductor of impeccable technique and with a matchless ability to combine iron structural grasp on the grandest scale with a sensitivity to every expressive nuance and possibility. His calm, unflappable temperament and warm personal rapport with his performers have endeared […]
Booking Jeremy for a concert or workshop has become much easier with his new business card. You can contact him using the details below or by using the enquiry form on this website.
On 6th November, at a concert of this work in St Alban’s, Holborn, London, the Vasari Singers will launch their new CD label with a double CD recording of Jonathan Rathbone’s extraordinary a cappella work, ‘Under the shadow of His wing’. Commissioned by the Vasari Singers and first performed in […]
Ward Swingle with Jeremy in 2003. I first met Ward and his family when they came to live in the UK. My mum was the church organist in our village and she straight away insisted all three daughters sang in the church choir. That began a long and happy family […]
Gramophone The thesis of this disc isn’t a new one but it is always a welcome approach and has been originally addressed. It couples two settings of three texts – the *De Profundis*, the *Miserere* and the Requiem – in contrasting pairs. The most startling contrast, surprisingly, does not involve […]
Video preview of the new CD by London chamber choir Vasari Singers, directed by Jeremy Backhouse. Features Allegri and MacMillan’s settings of the Miserere, Malipiero and Pizzetti’s settings of De Profundis, and Puccini and Pizzetti’s Requiems CD to be released by Naxos in November 2014.