Why the Giraffe?....don't you know how tall Terry is?!   Directors - Terry Edwards and Ben Parry - Professional singers for film sessions, concerts and recordings.
Recommendations
     
Peter Cobbin  

"The [Hobbit] choral recordings - they help transform our ongoing mixing  - such exquisite colour!

These large projects are often fraught with logistics hard to explain - at the end of the day it is our responsibility to make everything work. This requires immense cooperation and teamwork. With yourselves and the choir I am hard pressed to find any ensemble anywhere that respects this and at the same time delivers a truly world class effort. 

Yes we aim for the best - we meet our match in yourselves and take delight in your own teamwork  - we produce many projects and often scheme to have soundtracks, composers and film studios use your choir.

It is our privilege to use and always recommend London Voices."


Peter Cobbin
Senior engineer/producer
Director of engineering
Abbey Road Studios, London
     

"On behalf of the President of Artistic Committee maestro Long Yu, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all artists, the concert on October 5th and October 8th was unforgettable China premiere events of War Requiem and Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten with greatest artistic achievement. 

As the program director of the festival, I really appreciate their contributions on music expertise for the festival and audiences at BMF. I would also like to thank you for making this performance event collaboration possible at the BMF, nothing can be done without your supportive effort."

Beijing Music Festival

 
Britten War Requiem Chinese premiere Shanghai October 2013 (Photograph: Michael Burke)
     
Ben with Sir Paul McCartney  

"London Voices is a very well organised, professional and talented group of singers whom it has been my pleasure to work with."

Sir Paul McCartney SignatureSir Paul McCartney

     

"London Voices is the dream team of choral virtuosi. They combine a beautiful sound with peerless technical command, intonation and rhythm in any number of the most intricate scores. "

"It was for them that I composed the large choral role in my Nativity oratorio 'El Niño', and their performances at the world premiere in Paris and later in Berlin, Amsterdam and London, will remain forever in my memory. "

"Terry Edwards, friend, enthusiast and master director of this marvelous ensemble has brought the art of choral singing to a new level, and we, conductors and composers alike, are much in his debt."

John Adams

 
John Adams
     
Terry with Gyorgy Ligeti  

"I am very thankful both to Terry Edwards and the London Voices not only for their excellent recordings of my vocal works, the acappella choruses, the Requiem and my opera Le Grand Macabre, but also for the many concert performances of these and other works.

It was always a joy to work with these devoted singers."

György Ligeti

 

     

" I have had the extreme good fortune to work with Terry Edwards and The London Voices on all of the recordings of "The Lord of the Rings" in the past three years.

Whether singing in Black Speech, Quenya, Sindarin or Olde English, the London Voices are true professionals and a joy to work with. I look forward to collaborating with Terry on many future projects. "

Howard Shore

 
Howard Shore
     
Joe Hisaishi - photo by Kazumi Kurigami  

"This was the first time I had collaborated with London Voices and I had never heard a chorus this powerful and soulful before.

I was very impressed by the power of the chorus, which held its own even against the full orchestra with brass section, and I was very moved by them.

Terry Edwards and Ben Parry rehearsed the choir excellently and I was very pleased to watch them enjoying their work so much, while approaching their singing with the utmost seriousness.

The theme of “Beyond the World” – Movement III of “The End of the World” – is very serious as it deals with the world after 9/11. The song couldn’t have come to full life without London Voices and, as a composer, it was a great pleasure to me to see and hear my work brought to complete fulfilment.

I hope I can work with London Voices in the future again. "

Joe Hisaishi

     

'Working with Terry and Ben was a distinct pleasure!
Let's do it again many more times. "

With much appreciation,

James Newton Howard
(Hollywood composer, Green Lantern 2011)

 
Howard Shore
Below - Signed CD from Roberto Alagna/ Angela Gheorghiu and signed programme from Simon Rattle
       
  'Duets & Arias' CD sleeve autographed by Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna  
Programme page autographed by Sir Simon Rattle