Synergy Vocals


Synergy Vocals


Specialising in close-microphone singing, Synergy Vocals has given concerts all over the world with orchestras and ensembles including the Boston, Chicago, St Louis, New World and San Francisco Symphony orchestras, the New York, Los Angeles and Brooklyn Philharmonic orchestras, Remix, Nexus, Steve Reich & Musicians, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, AskoǀSchönberg, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ictus, London Sinfonietta, the London Symphony Orchestra and all five of the UK’s BBC orchestras.  They have also collaborated with dance companies including the Royal Ballet (London) and Rosas (Belgium).

World premières include Steve Reich’s Three Tales, Daniel Variations, Traveler’s Prayer and Jacob’s Ladder, Steven Mackey’s Dreamhouse, Louis Andriessen’s La Commedia, David Lang’s writing on water and Sir James MacMillan’s Since it was the day of Preparation…, as well as the UK première of Nono’s monumental Prometeo on London’s South Bank. Synergy Vocals provided the chorus for Ravi Shankar’s opera Sukanya at the Royal Festival Hall in London, and for Satya Hinduja’s Harmony of the Worlds project with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Their current Jacob’s Ladder tour has so far taken them to New York, Paris, Stockholm, Istanbul and the UK BBC Proms.

Synergy Vocals is featured on a variety of film and TV soundtracks. Their commercial recordings include the Grammy winning Dreamhouse by Steven Mackey, Since it was the day of Preparation…. by Sir James MacMillan, De Staat by Louis Andriessen, Three Tales by Steve Reich, La Commedia by Louis Andriessen, and John Adams’ Grand Pianola Music conducted by the composer. More recent releases include Berio’s Sinfonia with BBCSO, Steve Reich’s Proverb with Colin Currie Group, The Desert Music with Sydney Symphony Orchestra (co-mixed/edited by Micaela Haslam), Music for 18 Musicians with Colin Currie Group (co-producer Micaela Haslam) and Traveler’s Prayer for Nonesuch Records.

Director Micaela Haslam is also a renowned Music for 18 Musicians coach working all over the world, both with professional and student ensembles, in the preparation of Reich’s iconic piece.