From the moment I first heard Sansara, I thought this might be the a cappella sound of the future.
— Peter Phillips, The Tallis Scholars

Founded in December 2013, Sansara is a dynamic and innovative chamber choir which unites many of the UK's finest young professional singers. In September 2015 Sansara won First Prize and Audience Prize in the 2015 London International A Cappella Choir Competition, hosted by St John's Smith Square in association with The Tallis Scholars.

Sansara is unique in that it has no single conductor. Instead, several conductors - who also sing in the group - direct the choir according to their particular musical interests and specialism. This makes the choir highly versatile and provides an increased sense of collaboration.

We explore a broad range of repertoire and have been praised for our engaging and inventive programming which seeks to draw both thematic and textual links between pieces from the Renaissance through to the present day. The choir is also committed the production and performance of new choral works, especially those composed by young emerging composers. Recent collaborations have included commissions from Oliver Tarney and Marco Galvani, the choir’s Associate Composers, both of whom will appear on the choir’s debut recording Cloths of Heaven.