Sweeping out of the world-renowned home of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, Broomdasher are 16 powerful voices whose passion, exuberance and harmonies aim to enthrall, uplift and engage their audiences.
Broomdasher's singers met through the Cecil Sharp House Choir, a 70-strong ensemble who have been performing regularly at the esteemed home of the English Folk Dance and Song Society and numerous other venues for almost a decade.
Before forming Broomdasher, its members have sung at prestigious venues that include London's Southbank Centre; The Royal Albert Hall; Usher Hall Edinburgh; London Colosseum; Roundhouse; Union Chapel; The National Maritime Museum; The British Library and The House of Commons. They've also performed with Sam Lee, Lisa Knapp and Brazilian jazz-percussionist Adriano Adawele.
Their powerful and emotional performances feature specially-composed arrangements of respected musician and musical director Sally Davies, whose book of arrangements "Lovers, Legends and Laments" is becoming a must-have work.
The mixed voices of Broomdasher sing acapella or with instrumental accompaniment and the repertoire includes favourite English Folk songs, more obscure tales of love, loss, work and play as well as stirring anthems from other world vocal traditions.