Specializing 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; Los Angeles, Brooklyn, and New York philharmonic orchestras; and Remix, Nexus, Steve Reich and Musicians, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Asko ǀ Schönberg, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ictus, London Sinfonietta, London Symphony Orchestra, and all five of the United Kingdom’s BBC orchestras. They have also collaborated with dance companies including the Royal Ballet (in London) and Rosas (Belgium).
They have participated in world premieres of works include]ing Steve Reich’s Three Tales, Daniel Variations, and Traveler’s Prayer; Steven Mackey’s Dreamhouse; Louis Andriessen’s La Commedia; David Lang’s writing on water; and James MacMillan’s Since it was the day of Preparation …, as well as the UK premiere of Nono’s 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.
Synergy Vocals is featured on a variety of film and television soundtracks. Their commercial recordings include the Grammy Award–winning Dreamhouse by Steven Mackey, MacMillan’s Since it was the day of Preparation…., Andriessen’s De Staat and La Commedia, Reich’s Three Tales, and John Adams’s Grand Pianola Music, conducted by the composer. Recent releases include Berio’s Sinfonia with the BBC Symphony Oorchestra, Reich’s Proverb with the Colin Currie Group, and Reich’s The Desert Music with Sydney Symphony Orchestra, co-mixed / edited by Micaela Haslam.
Director Micaela Haslam is also a renowned Music for 18 Musicians coach, working both with professional and student ensembles in the preparation of Reich’s iconic piece.