Our Ensemble

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Victoria Stilwell

Soprano

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Stella Bracegirdle

Alto

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Toby Churchley

Tenor

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George Salmon

Bass

Victoria’s career began with an eight-year tenure in the Derby Cathedral Girls Choir, during which time she performed and toured on a regular basis at venues within the UK and Europe, as well as recording two choral albums. Upon achieving a Bachelor’s degree in Popular Music Performance at London’s VocalTech, she moved to Australia, where she spent three years performing with the Sydney Philharmonia Chamber Singers in Sydney Opera House. Alongside her regular performances, Victoria worked as head singing teacher for Bright Sparks Singing and Drama School. After returning to the UK, she has performed regularly with Londinium and The Purcell Singers, and also holds a thriving online voice studio for pupils of all ages. 

Stella has been singing as a soloist and within ensembles since the age of 6, joining her first choir during primary school. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music from the University of Sheffield in 2019, specialising in vocal performance and composition. Engagements during her time in Sheffield included tours to Dublin and Cologne, numerous services at Sheffield Cathedral, and a collaboration in 2016 between Sheffield University Chamber Choir and English Touring Opera on Bach’s St John Passion.
Since graduating, Stella has obtained a Masters Degree in Composition from Goldsmith’s University and has become a member of the BBC Symphony Chorus, giving performances at the Barbican and broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. 

Toby began singing at St. Thomas-on-The Bourne in Farnham when he was 8, before moving to Gloucestershire and continuing at St. Mary's Painswick. As a teenager, he sang with the Gloucester Cathedral Youth Choir, before attending the University of York where he sang with many university and associated ensembles, including the Yorkshire Bach Choir and The 24. Since moving to London, Toby has sung with Evoke and the Covent Garden Chorus, and has performed in a number of shows at the Sedos, notably Pippin (2018) and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (2019).  

George has been playing music since the age of 3, when he began learning the violin. He studied Music at the University of Birmingham, specialising in conducting, before going on to obtain a Masters Degree in Conducting from the University of Surrey, achieving Distinction. George came to singing comparatively late, taking it up in at the age of 24, after discovering a talent for it while preparing to conduct a performance of Puccini’s Tosca. Alongside singing, George is serving as Musical Director of Sittingbourne Orpheus Choral Society, Phoenix Choir of Crawley, the Chorus of Our Lady of Lourdes, Lee and the London Philanthropic Orchestra. The latter was founded by George in 2018, and since its inception has raised thousands of pounds for a range of different charities, including Parkinsons UK, Samaritans and the NSPCC.

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Our Story

Born out of the love the four of us share for choral music, our desire to perform and spread the joy of song, and the need for live music to make a full recovery after its battle with Coronavirus. We want to bring a great and diverse expanse of music to London and beyond; from sacred to secular, and from 15th to 21st century.

 

Most of all, we want to bring music to those hearing for the millionth time, and those hearing for the first time. We're firm believers that no one should live without access to live music; we're bringing our concerts to several venues within the Greater London area and the home counties, so you can come and see us at a location best suited to you!