Blossom Street is a highly versatile and vibrant chamber choir comprising some of the UK’s best young singers which performs regularly on TV and radio as well as on the concert platform and has released two critically acclaimed CDs with Naxos.
Directed by Hilary Campbell, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, the group was formed a decade ago, while the singers were studying at the University of York, and relocated to London in 2007. In York, Blossom Street filmed a medley of Christmas carols for BBC2, which was broadcast during the snooker final in 2005, and since then has performed nationwide and beyond. They sang to Prince Charles on ITV1 as part of his 60th birthday celebrations, and gave their debut in Queen Elizabeth Hall as part of the Voicelab series in 2009. Recent projects include performances in Sweden and Spain as well as at the Edinburgh Fringe, regular broadcasts on BBC Radio 4, recording projects for Resonus and Guild, several education projects and corporate, concert and festival work. They were featured in an episode of The Choir on BBC Radio 3 last December, and performed live on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune in June. The group also works in partnership with the Royal Academy of Music, running an annual composition project for postgraduate students, led by Judith Weir, Master of the Queen’s Music. In July 2015, the group filmed for the remake of ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ for Columbia Pictures, and shortly before that, filmed for 3 Mobile.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment• Dec. 21, 2013
Everyone at Sony loved it - and now all feel very Christmassy!
Milverton Concert Society• Nov. 16, 2012
Perfection is rare, but Milverton Concert Society’s presentation of the ‘Blossom Street’ choir’s ‘Sleep, Holy Babe’ last Friday came very, very close… The twelve singers, three in each part and directed by their founder Hilary Campbell, wowed their audience with a candle-lit Christmas evening to remember. The unaccompanied programme was wide ranging – songs from the 16th to the 21st century, from Mexico to Russia were all presented with sheer professionalism and beauty of sound. Each singer’s voice was obviously of solo quality, yet the blend and ensemble were perfect, the balance across the whole range from deepest bass to top soprano just right. It takes a great deal of hard work to achieve this quality, and it was obvious from the outset that Hilary Campbell is in complete control of every aspect. Her conducting was brilliant, both hands communicating tempo and phrasing, dynamics and interpretation in a wonderful way. …Everything about this evening was a delight.
David Mellor, Classic FM• Nov. 11, 2012
One of my favourite choirs.
His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales• Oct. 6, 2009
Such a special treat and, for me, the best birthday present imaginable. I only hope that it was fairly obvious how much I enjoyed it!