The A:N:S Chorus was founded by János Bali in 1993 with the aim of performing large-scale polyphonic works of the 15th century. The main focus of the group's music-making is to explore the achievements of the greatest Renaissance composers, and to date they have given performances of works by Ockeghem, Obrecht, Brumel and Agricola. They give only a few concerts a year, each of which is preceded by a painstaking analysis of the source material and some 15 or 20 rehearsals. Since 1998, in keeping with the practice of the time, the group has comprised only male voices.
The two discs which have so far appeared have been accorded considerable critical acclaim. The first was selected for the "Critics' Choice" section of London's Gramophone magazine, and the second was awarded the "Record of the Year 2000" accolade by the
The finances of the A.N.S. chorus are overseen by the "Renaissance Music Foundation", registered as a public utility.
Bank account number: 10102103 - 31463404 - 00000009