Carols at Christmas with the Corvus Consort

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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
December 12 2021


Date: December 12, 2021
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost: £20


St Mary’s Church

St Mary’s Church
Lamberhurst, Kent TN3 8DT United Kingdom