Glass Ensemble is an all-female chamber choir based in Berkshire, focused on exploring varied and innovative repertoire for higher voices. Made up of 22 singers, the group is committed to singing music from the 16th century right up to the present day. In rehearsal we focus on working both with and without a conductor, allowing each singer to sing with a full-bodied, individual voice, whilst singing and breathing as one.

2017 was the choir’s fifth anniversary, a year of celebrations that included a performance of Holst’s The Planets with Henley Symphony Orchestra, in which the ensemble sang the semi-chorus in the final movement; a concert of Britten alongside harpist Valeria Kurbatova; and the exciting launch of our new name.

Concerts in 2018 included: a performance of Renaissance motets at the Brandenberg festival in St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden; folk songs from around the world learnt and performed using the oral tradition; and an exciting, unique performance of the UK premiere of David Lang’s Love Fail at Douai Abbey.