The international award-winning chamber choir Voces Cantabiles was formed in 2003 by ex-choristers of Westminster Abbey. A number of the choir have previously sung in the Millennium Youth Choir, and the group now comprises a selection of the finest young choral singers in the United Kingdom. Voces Cantabiles gained international recognition by winning seven awards at the 2005 International Choral Grand Prix in Gorizia, Italy. The choir followed this success with awards at international competitions in Slovenia and Spain in 2006.
Conducted by Artistic Director Barnaby Smith, the choir performs concerts in major British and European choral concert venues, and has received critical acclaim for its musical interpretation, sensitivity and dynamic presentation in performances and recording work. The chamber choir forms an important part of the not-for-profit foundation Voces Cantabiles Music. The organization also includes Voces8, the Voces Cantabiles Youth Choir, the Senesino Players and a wideranging education and outreach programme called Hatch My Ideas. Members of the chamber choir play a leading rôle in encouraging the next generation of young singers and musicians to develop their talent and their passion for the arts through workshops, long-term projects and residential courses.