The Elizabethan Singers
of London


The Elizabethan Singers of London bring musical entertainment and colour to anywhere from private dinners and functions to musical performances, whether that be a classic concert hall, a more intimate dining room, a stately home or historic venue, both inside or in gardens and courtyards. Whether as a trio with lutenist or a full twelve-person choir, they tailor their performances to each event, season and space, in the true spirit of Henry VIII’s song “Pastime with Good Company”.

“These singers have a beautiful tone quality, the internal balance is beyond praise.”

“The Elizabethan Singers embodied the whole atmosphere of English music in their singing.’ ”

Sample Programme

Greensleeves: Anon Thomas Morley (1557-1603): It was a lover and his lass
John Dowland (1563-1626 ): Wilt thou, unkind
Interlude - Solos with Lute
John Dowland: i. Awake sweet love ii. Come again
John Farmer ( c.1565-1605): Fair Phyllis I saw
Readings - from The Sonnets by William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Interlude - Organ Solos from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book by Dr John Bull (1563-1628):
i. Dr Bull's Juell ii. A Gigge iii. The Duchesse of Brunswick's Toye
Peter Philipps (1564-1628): O false deceit
Thomas Weelkes (c.1575-1623): Thule, the period of cosmography and The Andalusian merchant
Thomas Weelkes (1575-1623): What joy so true, what comfort
Readings - from William Shakespeare: The Sonnets
Thomas Tallis (c.1505-85): O nata lux de lumine
William Byrd (1543-1623): Sing joyfully
Interlude - Lute Solos
John Wilbye (1574-1638): Sweet honey sucking bee
Thomas Vautor (c.1580-?): Sweet Sulffolk Owl