Polyphony was formed by Stephen Layton in 1986 for a concert in King's College Chapel, Cambridge. Since then the choir has performed and recorded regularly to great acclaim and is universally acknowledged as one of the finest choirs in the world. Stephen Layton is one of the most sought-after conductors of his generation and has had a profound influence on choral music over the last 30 years.
Polyphony's extensive discography on the Hyperion label encompasses works by Britten, Bruckner, Cornelius, Grainger, Grieg, Jackson, Lauridsen, Lukaszewski, MacMillan, Pärt, Poulenc, Rutter, Tavener, Walton, and Whitacre. In the USA Polyphony's recordings have twice been nominated for Grammy Awards.
Polyphony performed at Grayshott Concerts in 2015 and 2019