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ORA Singers at the Opus Klassik Awards


September 19th, 2018

We’re delighted that ORA Singers have been awarded Best Ensemble of the Year (Choral) at the Opus Klassik Awards, for our Many are the Wonders album!

The Opus Klassik Awards are Germany’s leading classical music awards, organised by the Bundesverband Musikindustrie (BVMI) which is made up of many of the biggest names in the music industry including Deutsche Gramophone, Sony and Warner Classics.

Competition is stiff, and the past winners in all categories read like a who’s who of the classical music world. So we are incredibly pleased to have won such a huge accolade in only our third year!

We’re delighted that our record label @harmoniamundi have been announced as this year’s #GramoAwards Label of the Year!

Suzi and the Stones


July 31st, 2014

Suzi is the Rolling Stones’ official choir director and, in addition to appearing on stage with them in Glastonbury (150,000), Hyde Park (70,000) and O2 (20,000), she has been asked by Mick Jagger to recruit, fix and train 45 young choirs in 45 cities worldwide (USA, ASIA, EUROPE) for the band’s On Fire 50th Anniversary Tour.

“Suzi, Thank you so much for everything you’ve done”

Love from
Mick Jagger

Associate Music Director of the Brandenburg Choral Festival


April 3rd, 2014

Suzi Digby is delighted at being asked to take on the role of Associate Music Director of the Brandenburg Choral Festival.

Suzi’s tenure will cover the 2014 Autumn Series and the 2015 Festival. Her unique combination of artistry, energy and commitment to all things Choral will bring a new dimension to the Festival.
Her vision and stewardship will help us to find new ways to continue to develop both the aesthetic breadth, and core artistic values that tie together the edifice that is the Brandenburg Choral Festival.

Honorary Musical Associate of Military Wives York


May 28th, 2013

militarywiveschoirslogoWe are thrilled that Suzi Digby, a leading light and inspiration in the choral world has agreed to become an Honorary Musical Associate of Military Wives York.




ISM inaugural competition for young composers


January 30th, 2013

Winners of the ISM inaugural competition for young composers announced

More information here.

Visiting Performance Fellow in Choral Studies (MMus) at Aberdeen University


January 30th, 2013

Suzi Dibgy is thrilled at being invited to be a Visiting Performance Fellow in Choral Studies (MMus) at Aberdeen University.

Suzi Digby to present BBC Radio 3’s The Choir


January 30th, 2013

Suzi Digby is launching a new BBR Radio 3 series, Sunday 3rd February 2013!
Read more on the BBC website here, and be sure to tune in.

Special Announcement – London Youth Choir


October 16th, 2012

We are thrilled to announce that the Archbishop of Canterbury is giving a Lambeth Doctorate of Music to Dr Martin Neary, our special Head of Commissions (special choral compositions be our leading composers) for LYC today at Lambeth Palace.


Congratulations Martin!

Appointed President and Honorary Patron of St. Polycarp’s Music Department in Belfast


August 8th, 2012

I have recently been appointed the first President and Honorary Patron of St. Polycarp’s Music Department in Belfast. The Music Department under Simon Neill, Director of Music is fast becoming one of the largest music programmes in the Church of Ireland with at present three choirs. The Parish Choir consists of fourteen trebles and over 20 adults singing music such as Vivaldi’s Gloria, I Was Glad, Zadok the Priest to name a few. They have just recorded their first CD of sacred music which will be launched later this year. The Parish Choir regularly tour cathedrals, host concerts and participate in festivals, this year being awarded four first class awards.

Suzi becomes Cosmos Choir?s first ever Patron!


February 27th, 2012

St George’s Bristol is delighted to announce that Suzi Digby has accepted the newly created role of Patron of Cosmos Choir – a young community choir of children aged 8 – 12 from Knowle West and district, supported and funded through St George’s education programme.

Suzi Digby, judge on the BBC’s immensely popular ‘Last Choir Standing’, is a well-known face in the world of music education, having worked internationally with children’s and adult choirs for many years. She is Founder and Principal of The Voices Foundation, the UK’s leading music education foundation that successfully tasks itself with ‘transforming children through singing’, and last year founded Vocal Futures, launched to inspire a new generation of classical music followers. Suzi was awarded an OBE in 2007 in recognition of her outstanding services to music education.

This appointment is a tremendous boost for the Cosmos Choir, in this its fourth year of existence. Directed by Bristol-based music educators Laurie Stewart and Mark Lawrence, Cosmos is living proof that singing is something we can all enjoy, be inspired by and develop through, regardless of our social, cultural or economic background. To date, over 150 young people in Knowle West and district have grown through the experience of singing in Cosmos. Last year alone the choir sang three times at St George?s, as well as at the Colston Hall (‘A World Beyond’) and Bristol’s Harbourside (‘Sing for WaterAid’), and took part in Song-Shares in Southville (South Bank Arts Trail) and in Withywood, South Bristol. Praised for the ‘fresh enthusiasm’ that comes across in its sound, Cosmos has made three recordings to date for Faber Music for the Sing Up website.

Cosmos is St George’s own small contribution to transforming children through singing, and Suzi’s endorsement of this makes us all the more determined to carry on raising the much- needed funds to enable this invaluable resource to continue for years to come.