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, at St. Nicolas Church in Taplow and All Saints in Maidenhead. The choir is completely self financing, surviving on members' subscriptions and revenue from concert performances. Despite this, RV is often accompanied by a professional musicians playing period instruments, including brass, strings, recorders and harpsichord.
Since September 2016, the choir has been led by Robert Jones. Robert was a Music Scholar at Christ Church, Oxford, and a Lay Clerk at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor and at Westminster Cathedral, before embarking on a career as one of Britain’s leading consort singers, featuring on award-winning recordings with the Tallis Scholars, the Orlando Consort and the Gabrieli Consort. He has been Director of Music at the Wren church of St. Bride’s, Fleet Street in the City of London since 1988, and has been associated with many leading British choral societies.
Robert took over from Michael Sanderson, who had been the choir's director and conductor from the outset.