We started Polycoro to explore choral repertoire that is under-represented and to offer a high-energy, persuasive, eloquent approach to choral performance. We share the conviction that we are discussing ideas in a musical form, rather than giving a concert, and so our public presentations are meant just as much for debate as for hearing. We are in our fifth season, and are going strong.
Polycoro exists in a few different formats depending on what the repertoire calls for – sometimes we are just 4 singers, sometimes we are 24. Sometimes we lean towards repertoire that was written just this year, sometimes we are back in the Middle Ages.
Above all, Polycoro is a labour of love between a group of us – a bunch of singers and a board – who are really passionate that choral music can always be more complete and more interesting. I can’t say enough good things about the experience.