Micaela Haslam, soprano
Heather Cairncross, alto
Robert Kearley, tenor
Michael Dore, baritone
Closely associated with many leading contemporary composers, Synergy has performed in prestigious venues and festivals all over the world – in the UK (including the BBC Proms), Europe, the USA, Australia, and the Far East. The group’s long-standing relationship with Steve Reich is well known, and Synergy Vocals is also the favoured vocal ensemble of many other composers including Louis Andriessen, Christian Henson, Steven Mackey and the composers of Bang on a Can.
Collaborating regularly with Ensemble Modern, Steve Reich & Musicians, Ictus and London Sinfonietta, Synergy has also sung with Asko Schönberg, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, Bruckner Orchester, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Colin Currie Group, Ensemble Bash, L’Ensemble de Basse-Normandie, Ensemble InterContemporain, Kroumata, London Symphony Orchestra, LA Philharmonic Orchestra, Lontano, musikFabrik, Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Nexus, Orchestre National de Lille, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège, Orchestra of St Luke’s, Orquesta de Valencia, Percussion Claviers de Lyon, Remix Ensemble, RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Het Residentie Orkest, St Louis Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia 21, Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Smith Quartet, Tempo Reale Ensemble, Tiroler Symphonieorchester and the Ulster Orchestra. They have also performed in collaboration with the Royal Ballet (UK), Mark Baldwin (UK) and Rosas (Belgium) dance companies.
The group’s recordings include Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians with Ensemble Modern; Tehillim with LA Philharmonic/Stefan Asbury; Drumming with Ictus; Three Tales with Steve Reich & Musicians/Bradley Lubman; Steven Mackey’s Dreamhouse with BMOP/Gil Rose; Louis Andriessen’s De Staat with LA Philharmonic/Stefan Asbury; and Karl Jenkins’ Imagined Oceans.
Their voices can also be heard on an increasing number of films, soundtracks and TV advertisements, as well as pop backing tracks for a variety of bands including Funeral for a Friend, Example, Hikaru Utada, Kompendium and Henry Priestman.