Photo credit Izzy Romilly
Please see the blog post with regards concerts after the pandemic. All concerts at St Mary’s will be limited to one hour in duration, limited to 100 people at each concert, and face masks will need to be worn throughout the concert. No refreshments will be provided until further notice. These measures are put in place in order to safeguard everybody, and are a condition of entry to the concert.
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.
With key objectives of musical versatility and innovative programming, the Consort performs in a wide variety of genres and styles, stretching from the Renaissance to the present day, and enjoys a range of instrumental collaborations.
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.
For Christmas 2020, the Corvus Consort commissioned twelve of the UK’s most exciting young composers to write miniature works for a choir of twelve voices based on the well-known song The Twelve Days of Christmas, as part of a festive project entitled “Twelve Composers Composing”. The resulting works were premiered in twelve short videos released online throughout the Twelve Days of Christmas. It is from that project that the programme for this concert is drawn.
|Judith Weir||Ave regina caelorum|
|Joanna Ward||A partridge in a pear tree|
|Nathan James Dearden||Turtur|
|Herbert Howells||Two Carol-Anthems|
|Héloïse Werner||The French Hens|
|Ella Hohnen-Ford||Four Calling Birds|
|Michael Praetorius||Es ist ein Ros entsprungen|
|Anna Semple||Five Gold Rings|
|Benjamin Britten||A hymn to the Virgin|
|Robert Pearsall||In dulci jubilo|
|Alex Ho||Six Geese a-laying a-lay a-lay a-lay!|
|Gabriel Jackson||Hush! my dear|
|Elizabeth Poston||Jesus Christ the apple tree|
|Harry Baker||Seven Swans a-Swimming|
|Carol J Jones||Eight maids a-milking|
|Sally Beamish||In the stillness|
|Ben Nobuto||Nine Ladies Dancing|
|Joe Bates||Ten Lords A-Leaping|
|Peter Warlock||Bethlehem down|
|Derri Joseph Lewis||Eleven Pipers Piping|
|Shruthi Rajasekar||Twelve Drummers|
|Bob Chilcott||The shepherd’s carol|