Cambridge University Consort of Voices (UK)
The Cambridge University Consort of Voices is Cambridge’s flagship chamber choir. It exists to enable the university’s finest singers to perform
repertoire not usually undertaken by Cambridge’s world-renowned chapel choirs. Its focus is on works with orchestral accompaniment, secular repertoire, and repertoire which offers singers the chance to develop as soloists and to sing in small groups.
The Choir’s highlights in 2011–12 include a six-concert Easter tour with the Israel Camerata; JS Bach’s St Matthew Passion with the Cambridge University Collegium Musicum; and a “Guide to the History of Music” in King’s College Chapel as part of the university’s flagship Festival of Ideas.
The Choir is directed jointly by Tim Brown (director of the Zürich Sing-Akademie), Martin Ennis (Chairman of the Faculty of Music at Cambridge) and Mark Williams (Director of Music at Jesus College). Its Principal Guest
Conductor is Sir Roger Norrington.
The Choir is one of the eight ensembles which make up the Cambridge University Musical Society. Since its etablishment in 1843 the Society has launched the careers of such luminaries as Sir Andrew Davis, Sir Mark Elder, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Christopher Hogwood, Nicholas McGegan, Sir Charles Villiers Stanford, Sir David Willcocks and Ralph Vaughan Williams.
He combines his university life with a busy career as a performer, specialising as a continuo player. A Fellowof the Royal College of Organists, he has been a prizewinner at several
During his period as Director of Music he has led the choir of Girton College to competition successes in Japan, and together they have made a number of highly regarded recordings, including broadcasts onRadio Hong Kong and Japanese television. In recent years he has been increasingly active as a freelance conductor, appearing with a variety of orchestras including the London Mozart Players and the Mozart FestivalOrchestra. Recent projects have included a