" I have had the extreme good fortune to work with London Voices on all of the recordings of "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit". 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 them on many future projects." - Howard Shore, composer "London Voices is a very well organised, professional and talented group of singers with whom it has been my pleasure to work." - Sir Paul McCartney, musician
Founded in 1973 by Terry Edwards, former Director of the Royal Opera House Chorus, London Voices is now managed and directed by Ben Parry, composer and Artistic Director of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain.
The choir has performed throughout Europe, Asia and the USA and can range from a small vocal consort through to a choir of more than 100 singers. The choir has tackled a vast array of repertoire ranging from Renaissance polyphony (Tallis at Luzern Festival) to contemporary music (Frank Zappa at Southbank Centre, London) as well as featuring on recordings as diverse as opera, oratorio, Coldplay, German Heavy Metal and Ozzy Osbourne.
The ensemble has collaborated with many distinguished composers and conductors including John Adams, Semyon Bychkov, Bernard Haitink, Vladimir Jurowski, György Ligeti, Vasily Petrenko, Sir Simon Rattle and Georg Solti. It had a particularly close association with composer Luciano Berio, performing his Sinfonia on many occasions (most recently at the 2018 BBC Proms), as well as works including Coro, Cries of London, A‑Ronne, Laborintus II and Folk Songs. The choir also performed in the world première of Stockhausen’s Mittwoch aus Licht, staged by Birmingham Opera in 2012. It has given concerts globally, in locations including Aldeburgh, Beijing, Berlin, Birmingham, Munich, Jordan, Lucerne, New York, St Denis, Shanghai and Turkey.
London Voices is well-known for singing on hundreds of movie and computer game soundtracks, including Abzu, Distant Worlds (Final Fantasy), Halo 5, the Harry Potter, Hobbit, Star Wars, Hunger Games and Lord of the Rings film series, Spectre, Grand Budapest Hotel (Oscar® for Best Soundtrack) and most recently appearing on-screen in Mission: Impossible - Fallout. It has participated on many operatic and choral recordings and has collaborated with musicians including Dave Brubeck, Renée Fleming, Sir Paul McCartney, Sting, Sir Bryn Terfel and Roger Waters.
Jurassic World: Dominion (Michael Giacchino)
Eternals (Ramin Djawadi)
The Phantom of the Open (Isobel Waller-Bridge)
The King's Man (Dominic Lewis/Matthew Margeson)
Don't look up (Nicholas Britell)
James Bond: No Time To Die (Hans Zimmer)
Fear Street: Part Three -1666 (Marco Beltrami)
Fear Street: Part Two - 1978 (Marco Beltrami)
Fear Street: Part One - 1994 (Marco Beltrami)
Belle: The Dragon and the Freckled Princess (Taisei Iwasaki)
The Suicide Squad (2021) (John Murphy)
Lisey's Story (TV series) (Clark)
The Boss Baby 2: Family Business (Steve Mazzaro/Hans Zimmer)
Thunder Force (Fil Eisler)
Raya and the Last Dragon (James Newton Howard)
Wonder Woman 1984 (Hans Zimmer)
The Croods: A New Age (Mark Mothersbaugh)
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands (various)
Jingle Jangle (John Debney)
The Christmas Chronicles 2 (Christophe Beck)
Demon's Souls video game (Shunsuke Kida)
The Witches (Alan Silvestri)
The Willoughbys (Mark Motherbaugh)