Exultate Singers

"Exultate produced a purity of sound worthy of King's College, Cambridge" - Rian Evans, The Guardian

"The emergence of the Exultate Singers adds to the growing list of stellar British mixed choirs" AllMusic

"This imaginatively programmed disc marks the Exultate Singers out as a choir to be reckoned with." BBC Music Magazine

"Sung with requisite purity by the Exultate Singers under David Ogden" Financial Times

Exultate Singers is an accomplished chamber choir of 40 singers based in Bristol, founded in September 2002 by its conductor, David Ogden. It has gone on to perform in more than 150 concerts, broadcasts on BBC Radios 2, 3, 4, the World Service and Classic FM and has appeared on BBC's Songs of Praise and The One Show.

Exultate Singers' third CD, All Shall Be Well, including the title track by Roxanna Panufnik, was released on the Naxos label in May 2012 and was featured on BBC Radio 3's In Tune. It was played on Radio 3's The Choir on Sunday 3rd June and was selected as the Essential CD of the Week on Rob Cowan's Essential Classics.

Exultate Singers was chosen by the BBC to represent the UK along with two other adult choirs in the semi-finals of the international choral competition, Let The Peoples Sing 2013.


Forthcoming concerts and events

Saturday 24 May - concert in Hildesheim, Germany
Sunday 25 May - concert in Hannover

Concerts in Hannover and at St Lamberti, Hildesheim as part of a weekend of events 300th Anniversary of the Hannoverian to the accession English throne

Wednesday 25 June - Baroque Masterpieces

Exultate Singers returns to St James Priory to give a concert of masterpieces from the Baroque era, with chamber organ and continuo cello accompaniment, including Scarlatti's Stabat Mater and Bach's motet Der Geist hilft

Sunday 13 July at 4pm - concert in Amberley, Gloucestershire

A concert at Holy Trinity Church in Amberley, Gloucestershire

Sunday 9 November at 7.30pm - 1914

Exultate Singers is joined by the Lochrian Ensemble at St George's Bristol to give a concert marking the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War. The programme includes Howells' Requiem, Finzi's Requiem da Camera and music by Sydney Nicholson, Brian Knowles and Harold Darke.


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Exultate Singers CDs

A Sense of the Divine (2013)

Exultate Singers' fourth CD features a programme of contemplative, powerful and inspiring choral music. Released on 9th December 2013, available to buy now

All Shall Be Well (2012)

Exultate Singers' first release on the Naxos label features the title track by Roxanna Panufnik, offers connections and contrasts in music of devotion and consolation in a wide-ranging programme.

A Time For Singing (2008)

Warmly recommended. 4 stars." (Choir & Organ magazine, May 2009)

Visions of Peace (2005)

Described as 'full of interesting items' by Aled Jones on his BBC Radio 3 programme The Choir.