The Beaufort Singers is a chamber choir formed at the University of Cambridge in 2016 under the direction of Joseph Wicks.
Named after Lady Margaret Beaufort who founded St John’s College, Cambridge, the choir’s raison d’être has become the Boxgrove Choral Festival. Founded in 2018, this takes place in the extraordinary 12th century Boxgrove Priory in West Sussex, with a schedule of services, recitals and concerts. The Priory’s acoustics are ideal for all kinds of unaccompanied choral music, and the repertoire typically reflects this, featuring renaissance polyphony and contemporary works.
The choir specialises in the performance of 20th and 21st century choral music, and amongst its seminal projects were performances of James MacMillan’s Seven Last Words From The Cross and Rachmaninov’s All-Night Vigil, both performed in the chapel of St John’s College. It is also hugely passionate about investing in the future of choral music and has regularly commissioned new works from young composers such as Piers Kennedy (April & Nunc Dimittis) and Owain Park (For The Fallen).