Welcome to Albion's website
Our four studio & live recordings so far, including 2015's In Cloudless Sunshine, capture the essential beauty of Albion.
They are all available as digital downloads and CDs, and are accompanied by striking images and all the song texts.
Visit our Bandcamp store or click on the records above
What is Albion?
Uniquely among choral groups, ALBION sings the musics of "these islands" – England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales - and further afield. The islands' musical heritage stretches back a thousand years, offering a rich store of treasures: dances, folksongs, madrigals, plainsong chants, airs, anthems, and more. In their variety and beauty, they lie at the heart of Albion's inspiration.
Some of our most popular songs include Jerusalem, Scarborough Fair, The Skye Boat Song, and O Danny Boy. Many of the songs are hundreds of years old, but in Fraser Wilson's arrangements they are reclothed in lush contemporary colours. Working with up to twelve singers at a time, Albion performs mostly unaccompanied, allowing the purity of the human voice to sound across the centuries. The group is known for a fresh sound and vibrant energy, for its captivating performance style, and for warm, wholehearted music-making.
Here's the essence of Albion in 9 minutes:
DETAILS and TICKETS for forthcoming Christmas performances
18 December: Carols With Albion in SHEFFIELD - SOLD OUT (but see HERE for the waiting list)
19 December: Carols With Albion in BUXTON - see HERE
Full details of the series on THIS PAGE
If you'd like to host an Albion concert in 2016 or beyond, please contact us.
Take a moment to listen to Albion on BBC Radio 3 HERE