Renaissance Voices was born in 2000 to cater for a desire of amateur singers from the Maidenhead area to rehearse and perform the choral repertoire of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Since our inaugural performance in July 2000, we have given nearly 50 concerts, mainly at St.Nicolas Church in Taplow. The choir is completely self financing, surviving on members' subscriptions and revenue from concert performances. Despite this, RV is often accompanied by a professional period instrument 'band' of strings and harpsichord.
Michael Sanderson, an accomplished musician, has been the choir's director and conductor from the outset. In his varied career he has sung as a lay clerk at St.George's Chapel Windsor; worked as a free-lance singer all over Europe; and for many years has run the extra-curricular student music at Brunel University.