The Apex Singers
Since its inception in 2019 The Apex Singers have received critical acclaim for their recordings, outreach work, and live performances. In March 2020 the ensemble successfully crowdfunded the creation and release of their debut album ‘Hiraeth’, which was chosen as Simon Mayo’s ‘Album of the Week’ on Scala Radio and selected as one of presenters Jack Pepper & Angelica Bell’s top three albums of 2020. The ensemble’s second release, a festive EP entitled ‘Snowed In’, was chosen as Scala Radio’s ‘Album of the Weekend’. Following a new online series of pieces created during the initial lockdown in the UK, the group were ‘Highly Commended’ as ‘Choir of the Year’ in the 2020 Classical Music Digital Awards and have established a loyal and supportive fan base on Patreon.
Hiraeth is The Apex Singers' debut album, released on 13th March 2020. It brings together fresh arrangements of folk-tunes from different cultures representing every continent, from an African lullaby, to a vocalised Irish jig.
‘Hiraeth’ – Welsh word meaning ‘nostalgia’. A deep longing for home.
The Apex Singers would like to thank all those who, via their support of the group’s crowdfunding campaign, made the recording of this debut album possible.