About Us

Notorious was formed in 1997 by Musical Director Clare Edwards to make high-quality choral music that is accessible and can be enjoyed by anyone, regardless of background or previous experience. Since 1997 the choir, based in Birmingham, has grown from around 14 rather nervous singers to the 35-strong, confident choir that you hear today.


Clare Edwards – Notorious Musical Director

Clare started Notorious in 1997 to try and fill the gap between youth choirs and choral societies. Clare and a small group of friends set out to run a choir which fitted with their lives and lifestyles; a choir with a difference. She leads Notorious with the aim of making choral music accessible to a wider audience and as an excuse to conduct her favourite music!

When she is not rehearsing or performing with Notorious Clare can be found running the Voices Now choir festival at the Roundhouse in London and working with teachers and school children at massed school choir events for Young Voices around the UK and Europe. Clare also works with a number of other choir based projects around the world which even resulted in her attending the World Choir Games in Russia in 2016.