On That Note is an ambitious, award-winning a cappella ensemble from north London. Marshalled into shape each week by musical director, tenor and producer Jacob Ewens, we are self-conducting in performance, focusing on delivering precision, timing and breathing as one. We aim to sing highbrow, lowbrow and eyebrow-raisingly good music to delight audiences young and old.
Our repertoire spans seven centuries – with a focus on jazz – and our setlist is peppered with original arrangements from several ensemble members. We also plan to commission further original work this year.
Our members have studied music at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, University of Cambridge, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, with some also performing as solo artists in venues around London. We all have an unwavering commitment to ever-higher standards of musicianship, demonstrated through frequent intensive rehearsal days and our annual summer retreat in France. Since being formed in 2015 by our previous leader, Ezra Burke, now associate conductor of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, we have performed at The Ivy, for the Redbridge Music Society, and at festivals around the country, including at Ledbury’s Market Theatre and a sold-out solo spot at the Brandenburg Choral Festival Vocal Jazz Series in February this year. We have also performed at weddings and parties and welcome enquiries for your private events.
Musical Director Jacob Ewens