is a choir of about 25 voices which performs with the consort, which has, until 2008, traditionally done a summer concert in Chichester Festivities. Works by lesser known baroque masters we have performed include: J.H. Roman Swedish Mass, Francisco Valls Missa Scala Aretina, Telemann St Matthew Passion, Jean Gilles Requiem, as well as more well-known works such as Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, The Fairy Queen, King Arthur, Handel Acis and Galatea, Messiah and Jephtha, Bach's B Minor Mass, and Mozart's Requiem, these conducted by Paul Esswood.
From 2009-2011 we welcomed the Choir of Christ's College, Cambridge, directed by David Rowland, for our concerts in Chichester Festivities.
The Consort also plays with choral societies for baroque works, and has performed with East Cornwall Bach Choir, Exmouth Choral Society, St. Richard Singers, Portsmouth Baroque Choir, and the Orpheus Singers in the Isle of Wight.
is the pre-classical “arm” of The Consort of Twelve, with increased
numbers for the performance specifically of the later repertoire, on period instruments. Its performances have included the premiere recording of five of the John Marsh symphonies in 1989 with
Olympia Records, and the Marsh anniversary celebrations in 2002 – a series of concerts, lectures and works to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the composer's birth (1752-1828).
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