About Apollo

Apollo Voices has swiftly built an enviable reputation as one of London's most versatile  choirs. Performing in public concerts, radio and TV broadcasts, CD recordings,  and film soundtracks, their repertoire has covered the gamut of composers and  styles and taken them to most of the UK's major concert halls, cathedrals and  recording venues. The singers are handpicked according to the repertoire and  have often featured in Apollo  Voices projects as step-out soloists to  great acclaim.

Apollo Voices' London  debut was made at the Royal Festival Hall with the BBC Symphony Orchestra,  conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, in a concert performance of Zemlinsky's Es war Einmal and the choir was to return there for the London premiere of Birtwistle's extraordinary The Second Mrs Kong in a semi-staged performance, conducted by Martyn Brabbins. On  both occasions the choir provided many of the smaller solo roles. Apollo Voices has also made regular concert appearances at the Barbican –  Shostakovich's Odna (UK premiere), Osvaldo Golijov's Ainadamar Arias and Ensembles (world premiere) – and the Royal Albert Hall – three performances  in the BBC Henry Wood Proms, Kurt Weill's Royal Palace, with Sir  Andrew Davis, Rimsky-Korsakov's Mlada, under the baton of Valery Gergiev and Schubert’s Ständchen with Markus Stenz and the Gürzenich Orchestra.   In addition to its classical work, Apollo Voices has appeared in celebrity concerts with Bernard Cribbins, Video Games Live at The Apollo Theatre, Hammersmith and corporate events in and  around London.   It has also provided a quartet of vocalists for Russell Watson in a  sell-out UK tour and  Christmas concert in Kuala Lumpur.

Apollo  Voices' discography continues to grow.  From Chausson’s Le Roi Arthus (Telarc International)   and the recording of Joseph Marx’s Choral works with the BBC Symphony Orchestra   (Chandos Records), where many small roles and solos were cast from within the   choir, the group has had success as part of the live recording  of Wagner’s   Tristan und Isolde at The Barbican (Warner Classics) and now begun to build   its reputation in the studio, recording backing tracks for such diverse artists   as Laura Wright, Patrick Wolf and Noah Stewart.

Recording soundtracks for   films is now an important part of the choir’s life and subsequent to working on   Kenneth Branagh’s interpretation of Mozart’s The Magic Flute (James   Conlon conducting The Chamber Orchestra of Europe), Apollo Voices has formed  a   highly enjoyable relationship with the composer Harry Gregson-Williams,   recording several of his film scores, including Shrek Forever After, Arthur Christmas and (in conjunction with composer Marc Streitenfeld)   Ridley Scott’s long awaited Prometheus.