Anchorae is a vocal quartet founded in 2018 by four musicians at the University of Bristol, established with the aim of performing chamber music to a high standard and encouraging the creation of new vocal repertoire.
Peter Relph (Bass) was a choral scholar at Magdalene College, Cambridge before taking up the position of Director of Chapel Music at Wills Hall, University of Bristol. His compositions have been performed widely around Europe and the United States by numerous notable ensembles, including Scottish Opera, the Britten Sinfonia, and Westminster Williamson Voices. His music is published by GIA Publications.
Ned Tennet (Tenor) is a music student at the University of Bristol and choral scholar at St. Mary Redcliffe Church. His singing has taken him to numerous locations across Europe including Salzburg and Bergen; he has sung a variety of repertoire including Britten’s War Requiem.
Adam Lloyd (Countertenor) is an undergraduate at the University of Bristol studying for a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. In addition to singing with Anchorae, he holds choral scholarships with St Mary Redcliffe Church in Bristol and the Paragon Singers in Bath.
Chessie Smith (Soprano) is studying for a degree in Theatre at the University of Bristol. As well as singing with Anchorae, she is currently the head chorister at the Wills Hall Chapel, and has sung in choirs across Great Britain and Europe.