Signum Records

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Signum Records
Founded1997 (1997)
Distributor(s)Naxos Records, Harmonia Mundi
Country of originUK
LocationMiddlesex, England

Signum Records, also known as Signum Classics,[1] is a classical musical record label in the UK founded in 1997.

The label began with a project to make the first complete recording of the works of Thomas Tallis. The artists for the Tallis recording were the Chapelle du Roi, an ensemble of ten singers founded in 1994 by Alistair Dixon, also co-founder of the record label.[2] The other fifty percent of the company was held by Floating Earth sound engineers. Since the Tallis project the label has grown to host many well known UK ensembles, including The Kings Singers, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Choir of St John's College, Cambridge, Huddersfield Choral Society, Charivari Agreable, Tenebrae directed by Nigel Short, Voces8, Cantabile and the choir of Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal, who record at St James’s Palace, London.

In 2017 they were named Gramophone Magazine's Label of the Year[3].


  1. ^ "About Us - Signum Records". Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  2. ^ Early Music Network & News 1997 "Signum Records SIGGCD001 (71 ' 52") A new record company and an ambitious new project: no less than the complete works of Tallis on nine CDs. Chapelle du Rol, a group of ten singers founded in 1994, has already given concerts of the ...
  3. ^ Gramophone (2017-09-13). "Label of the Year". Retrieved 2018-10-10.

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