Nunc Dimittis


'Maxim formed these singers into a supple chorus, floating aloft and astonishingly powerful.'
                 Oxford Times 


Nunc Dimittis was formed in 2000 by Benjamin Bevan and Juliet Schiemann. The choir is unique in that it is a group of young soloists who are establishing themselves at the forefront of European music making but who also have had a choral background. All the singers have sung for leading vocal ensembles but now have branched out into opera and oratorio work on some of Europe’s premier stages. The combined experience ranges from solo baroque recordings to main roles at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, Scottish Opera, De Vlaamse Oper and l’Opera de Lausanne.

All solos are taken from within the group and are shared out so that the audience can hear the wide range of talent that makes up this most extraordinary vocal ensemble.

Nunc Dimittis first sang with COO in 2001 and are undoubtedly the best choir with whom the orchestra has ever worked. They have received consistently outstanding reviews each time they appear.

‘The Nunc Dimittis hallmark – that merger of an extroverted vigour with an unmistakable control.’ Oxford Times