We are a female vocal ensemble based in the South Pennine valley of Calderdale, West Yorkshire. Our core repertoire is drawn from contemporary works for upper voices by Alison West, composer and director of Hebden Bridge based chamber choir The Hepton Singers.

Our group originally met for informal rehearsals with Alison during 2010. At first this was simply an opportunity to enjoy the rare privilege of singing new musical compositions ahead of their first public airing. Later the group formalised as ‘Alyssium’ and we gave our initial performances as a vocal ensemble.

Although rehearsing and promoting Alison’s work remains our main musical focus, we also seek out complementary pieces to add to our continually developing a cappella repertoire.