F E A T U R E D R E V I E W S
"Outstanding performance from an incredibly talented ensemble and passionate conductor. Polyphony which truly enriches the soul. Thank you for a memorable and most enjoyable evening!"
“Helped by a wonderful acoustic, we knew from the very first perfectly balanced chord that we were in for a treat. The blend and balance in the sound was enviable with no individual voices sticking out. And the repertoire was something of a revelation. Congratulations one and all.”
“Thank you so much for arranging such an enjoyable event last Monday. It was simply the best couple of hours' practical music making in which I have ever participated.”
In common with many musical groups, we are currently unable to perform owing to restrictions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. We are looking to find alternative ways of bringing Renaissance music to you in these difficult times. We are very much looking forward to being able to sing together and perform once more in the future. In the meantime, we would be incredible grateful for any donations you feel able to give us to enable us to continue to bring you this content and to present concerts in the future when restrictions allow.
E V E N T S
Clef, Custos, Canon, Cantus Firmus - Reading from 16th Century Manuscript Partbooks
Online workshop with Rory McCleery
Monday 5th October 2020, 7pm
We are delighted to host an online workshop with Rory McCleery, Director of the Marian Consort, exploring mensural notation found in late 16th century manuscript sources. This workshop will feature music by Byrd, Ferrabosco, and Tallis, the works will be studied and sung as part of the session.
Virtual Renaissance Singers
Verdelot - Beata es Virgo
We are delighted to present our first virtual choir offering which enables us to sing together and bring the music we love to our audience.
From the Conductor's Stand
Whilst, the Renaissance Singers are currently unable to perform or rehearse owing to restrictions arising from the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are continuing to explore other ways of engaging with our audience and supporters.
Our Musical Director, Dr. David Allinson, has been giving a series on online talks entitled 'From the Conductor's Stand'. These talks, available for free, give David's perspective on the repertoire we love together with insight on what it is like to conduct the Renaissance Singers.