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Corvus Consort

Vocal Ensemble

The Corvus Consort is a vocal ensemble based in the UK.

Founded and directed by Freddie Crowley, the group draws its members from a pool of young professionals in the early stages of their singing careers.

Its key objectives of musical versatility and innovative programming lead the Consort to perform a wide variety of genres and styles, ranging from the Renaissance to the present day, and to enjoy a range of instrumental collaborations. The ensemble is also flexible in size and forces, so it can be carefully tailored to each particular performance context.

Ongoing collaborations include a project exploring Baroque choral works with the Ferio Saxophone Quartet and a programme of music for upper voices and harp with harpist Louise Thomson.

In summer 2020 the Consort released two videos, recorded remotely during the coronavirus lockdown. Their video of J. S. Bach’s accompanied chorale ‘Jesus bleibet meine Freude’ was premiered as part of The Sixteen’s Sounds Sublime Online festival. The festival also featured the Consort’s video in collaboration with Music on the Edge, which explores the Renaissance soundworld of Tomás Luis de Victoria’s ‘O vos omnes’ through instrumental improvisations.

Since making its first appearance in Devon in September 2018, the Consort has enjoyed performances at the Kings Lynn Festival, Borough Theatre Abergavenny and Merton College Chapel in Oxford, as well as several more concerts across the Westcountry. Future engagements include a Christmas concert for the Lamberhurst Music Society and planned performances at Buckfast Abbey and Clifton Cathedral.

Last updated: 7 Oct 2020
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