TONUS PEREGRINUS was founded by the composer Antony Pitts in 1990, during his studies with Dr Edward Higginbottom at New College, Oxford, to record Music for a Large Audience, and today is an established ensemble in Britain and abroad with a significant discography on Hyperion and Naxos. Acclaim in the BBC Music Magazine, Fanfare, Gramophone, and The Telegraph speaks for itself: “utterly spellbinding”, “heatedly recommended”, “utterly beguiling”, “gloriously sung by this superb choir”, as does the prestigious Cannes Classical Award for the ensemble’s debut release and No.1 album of Arvo Pärt’s Passio – Editor’s Choice in Gramophone, as was the Hyperion album Seven Letters and other sacred choral music. Recent recordings include a highly-praised disc of music from the Eton Choirbook – the jewel in the crown of TONUS PEREGRINUS’s series of “milestones of Western Music” for Naxos – and the remix of a powerful oratorio-musical by Antony Pitts, Jerusalem-Yerushalayim.

“...My first impulse on hearing this disc was to commend it unreservedly to each and every man, woman, and child on the planet...”   Fanfare
“A composer on a spiritual quest who's found the near-perfect singers for it...”   Gramophone
“TONUS PEREGRINUS, a vocal ensemble made up of first-rank singers led by Pitts...”   All Music Guide
“...combined talent for divinely pure sound...”   Choir & Organ
“In terms of sheer beauty of performance and recording, this disc takes some beating...”   Fanfare
“ of the most rewarding I've heard for years...”   On an Overgrown Path
“'s pretty much impossible not to reach a state of bliss after listening to a new album featuring seven pieces chosen by English a capella choir TONUS...”   Musical Toronto
Jerusalem album session photograph by Ian Dingle ©