Musicians have long moved between, beyond and despite borders. Consortium5 celebrate composers of Renaissance and Baroque Europe who struck out in search of study, support, expertise and inspiration. Including works by Victoria, Dowland, Bassano and Handel.
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Emily Bloom – Kathryn Corrigan – Oonagh Lee – Gail Macleod – Roselyn Maynard
Consortium5 are a unique and ground-breaking ensemble, performing a wide variety of music on a breathtaking array of recorders. Winners of numerous awards and residencies including the Deutsche Bank Pyramid Award, Consortium5 have performed critically acclaimed concerts in many inspiring venues and Festivals, including the Newbury Spring Festival, the Spitalfields Festival, The Purcell Room, Kings Place and the Leeds International Concert Series. Notable milestones for Consortium5 include a Fellowship at Trinity College of Music, Park Lane Young Artists 2009 and a debut album on the Nonclassical Label in 2011. In June 2015 Consortium also released the highly praised disc of English Renaissance music, ‘As our Sweet Cords with Discords Mixed be’, on Resonus Classics. Will Yeoman of Limelight, Australia’s Classical music magazine said ‘Think of a solitary organist producing sounds of the sweetest, mellowest delicacy and you’ll get the measure of this beautiful recording.’
The freedom of performance in new or unusual settings remains an inspiration to Consortium5, who continue their quest to make music in new ways, collaborating with composers, exploring new performance venues for ancient works, and experimenting with multimedia art, electronics and staged performances. Creating new music, and the innovative and intelligent performance of old music remains a central focus for Consortium5.
Consortium5 were resident on the Live Music Now scheme for several years, performing numerous concerts in community settings, particularly hospitals and special schools. They have maintained a special relationship with educational performance, including family concerts and school concerts, where they have performed to over 7000 children in London.
Previous projects include a multimedia project REPLICA with new music and electronics by Edward Jessen for Consortium5, Peyee Chen, (soprano) and John Potter (tenor), premiered at the Spitalfields Festival 2013, and a performance in The Wilding Festival , commemorating the100th anniversary of the death of suffragette Emily Wilding, with multiple new commissions from composers including Roxanna Panufnik and Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian.