Concerts

Tower Bridge Bascule Chamber, London - Thursday September 20th 2018
New music by Iain Chambers alongside works by Gesualdo, De Wert, Josquin & Tallis in the atmospheric setting of Tower Bridge's underground Bascule Chamber. Part of Totally Thames 2018

Tower Bridge Bascule Chamber, London - Friday September 21st 2018
New music by Iain Chambers alongside works by Gesualdo, De Wert, Josquin & Tallis in the atmospheric setting of Tower Bridge's underground Bascule Chamber. Part of Totally Thames 2018

Tower Bridge Bascule Chamber, London - Saturday September 22nd 2018
New music by Iain Chambers alongside works by Gesualdo, De Wert, Josquin & Tallis in the atmospheric setting of Tower Bridge's underground Bascule Chamber. Part of Totally Thames 2018

Tower Bridge Bascule Chamber, London - Sunday September 23rd 2018
New music by Iain Chambers alongside works by Gesualdo, De Wert, Josquin & Tallis in the atmospheric setting of Tower Bridge's underground Bascule Chamber. Part of Totally Thames 2018

Roman River Festival, Colchester - Thursday September 27th 2018
In sorrow's footsteps - Allegri/James MacMillan Miserere; Palestrina/Gabriel Jackson Stabat Mater

Mississippi Academy of Ancient Music, Jackson, Mississippi - Saturday October 13th 2018
Music for the Queen of Heaven - Marian settings old & new by British composers, incl. Tallis, Cornysh, Byrd, Ludford, Jackson, MacMillan, Tavener, Britten, McDowall

All Saints' Concert Series, Atlanta, Georgia - Monday October 15th 2018
Music for the Queen of Heaven - Marian settings old & new by British composers, incl. Tallis, Cornysh, Byrd, Ludford, Jackson, MacMillan, Tavener, Britten, McDowall

The Marian Library, University of Dayton, Ohio - Thursday October 18th 2018
Music for the Queen of Heaven - Marian settings old & new by British composers, incl. Tallis, Cornysh, Byrd, Ludford, Jackson, MacMillan, Tavener, Britten, McDowall

Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, Cleveland, Ohio - Friday October 19th 2018
Music for the Queen of Heaven - Marian settings old & new by British composers, incl. Tallis, Cornysh, Byrd, Ludford, Jackson, MacMillan, Tavener, Britten, McDowall

St Jude's Celebration of the Arts, Oakville, Ontario - Saturday October 20th 2018
Music for the Queen of Heaven - Marian settings old & new by British composers, incl. Tallis, Cornysh, Byrd, Ludford, Jackson, MacMillan, Tavener, Britten, McDowall

City of Derry International Choir Festival, Derry - Friday October 26th 2018
In sorrow's footsteps - Allegri/James MacMillan Miserere; Palestrina/Gabriel Jackson Stabat Mater

Reviews

"The Marian Consort’s performances deliver full value in terms of expressive range and sophistication. Pitch-perfect tuning and immaculately clean ensemble … add further to the attractions of this eminently listenable recital."

BBC Music Magazine

"You are left in no doubt of the agony of the crucifixion in the vocal and horn climax of the opening chorus of Stabat Mater ... intense and riveting."

The Times

"There’s earnest beauty in it and the instrumental playing on this recording is spot on – the Berkeley Ensemble under David Wordsworth clinches the balance of chaste, plaintive and urgent."

The Gaurdian

"The Marian Consort has built an enviable reputation for coolly poised and precisely balanced performances and indeed there are times here when the listener can only sit back and admire, seduced by the sheer beauty of sound."

Early Music Today

"Singing one person to a part, the Marian Consort give sublimely refined, spacious and impeccably tuned performances."

The Sunday Times

"The Marian Consort’s background in early music pays dividends in their superb precision of pitch, impeccable rhythmic placing and beautiful diction … the lush harmonies that open [Judica me] are sumptuously delivered and beautifully recorded."

Gramophone

"Little is known about the 16th-century composer, except that his beautifully smooth polyphony was much admired ... As revealed with pellucid clarity by Rory McCleery’s young Marian Consort on this first recording devoted exclusively to Maillard, he was a subtly expressive composer."

The Times

"With two women in the group, they make no pretence at emulating what might have happened in the 16th century; but that lets them sing out with more freedom. So this is no-nonsense musicianship, but for all that thoroughly musical ... The unfussy performance helps the music enormously."

Gramophone

"The motets are more adventurous, declamatory and cleverly nuanced, with a recognisable house style. The Marian Consort produces a very pleasing sound."

Early Music Today

"The most striking feature of this entertainingly varied collection is the consistently fresh, fruit-ripe tonal quality of the Marian Consort's singing … poised and flexible, the text responded to with notable insight and maturity."

BBC Music Magazine