Hesperos was dreamed up in 2018 by Charlie Warren, Elizabeth Leather, and Daisy Syme-Taylor. They plotted to set up a new London-based choir, made up of a group of university friends who wanted to continue making music together. The choir's membership has since grown to welcome singers from different backgrounds, all linked by the same aim: to sing together to a high standard, discover new repertoire, and (most importantly) have fun. Hesperos, the evening star of Greek mythology, alludes to a shared love of choral evensong, through which the founding members of the choir first met.
We enjoy discovering new music as well as revisiting pieces we have known and loved for a long time. Our repertoire varies from early polyphony to neglected 20th-century composers and new commissions.
We are a chamber choir of thirty or so dedicated singers. Others join our weekly rehearsals as often as they can, juggling their singing with a busy working life. We are all experienced singers who enjoy making music in a relaxed environment. Our musical director is Charlie Warren.