Luceat Choir is rapidly establishing itself on the UK choral scene. Initially created in 2017 as a Cathedral visiting choir, the choir’s membership now consists of some of the finest young singers in the country. Members also sing in ensembles such as Genesis Sixteen, the Monteverdi Choir and Ex Cathedra, as well as holding scholarships in the UK’s premier collegiate and cathedral environments. Luceat also counts a number of more experienced professionals among its members, including many current or former lay clerks, who bring a wealth of wisdom and insight to the choir’s rich sound.
The choir recently released its first CD, Assumpta est Maria to acclaim (‘A very fine achievement’ Julian Lloyd Webber), premiering a number of lost works from the Renaissance. In 2022, Luceat will undertake its first international tour, to the United States, and will perform in St Thomas Fifth Avenue and St John the Divine New York, as part of a collaborative project with internationally acclaimed organist David Briggs. Recent concert performances
from Luceat have included Bach’s Matthäus Passion (2020) and Handel’s Messiah (2019). The choir’s specialisms lie largely in the Catholic tradition of polyphony and chant, as well as the rediscovery of earlier works.