The Elizabethan Singers
of London


The Elizabethan Singers of London performing at Charlton House

The Elizabethan Singers of London capture the splendour and enhance the performances of early music. They have established a fine reputation for their performances and for their ability to recreate the dazzling atmosphere of their venue, whether it be a castle or a stately home.

Founded in 1953, the year of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, they are one of the oldest established chamber choirs in the City of London. For many years they rehearsed in the shadow of a memorial sculpture to one of England's great Tudor composers, John Dowland (1563-1626).

The Elizabethan Singers of London have achieved both a national and international reputation, having performed in venues such as: the Globe Theatre, the Banqueting House Whitehall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Charlton House, historic castles, cathedrals and stately homes in England and abroad.

Recently there has been an interregnum marking the farewell to Anthony Ratcliffe, MBE, of Bawdsey, Suffolk, who has been the Elizabethan Singers of London's Administrator for thirty years. This has resulted in the appointment of Sue Heath-Downey (choir director, organist, harpsichordist) as Musical Director.